fair for life - Social & FairTrade certified by IMO

fair for life - Social & FairTrade certified by IMO

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The "fair for life - Social & FairTrade certified by IMO" certification seal guarantees that the production complies at all stages with the social responsibility as well as fairtrade criteria of the Fair for Life Social & FairTrade Certification Programme.All certified companies must comply with a comprehensive set of environmental criteria: Important aspects of water conservation, energy management and climate change, ecosystem management and waste management are controlled during the annual audits. Certified companies must not be engaged in habitat destruction and should work on continuous improvement of their energy use. Operators are encouraged to perform beyond minimum requirements by e.g. engaging in conservation programmes in their vicinity or elsewhere. All operations have to be certified according to an acknowledged organic or ecological minimum standard, e.g. Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS), FSC, GlobalGAP, Utz Certified. Operations that are not certified according to one of these standards must fulfil the additional Integrated Production Criteria which constitute separate documents and are industry specific.

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Natural Ingredients: A product labeled "natural" should be made up of only, or at least almost only, natural ingredients and be manufactured with appropriate processes.Safety: A product labeled "natural" should avoid any ingredient that has peer-reviewed, scientific research showing human health or environmental risk.Responsibility: A product labeled "natural" should use no animal testing in its development except where required by law.Sustainability: A product labeled "natural" should use biodegradable ingredients and the most environmentally sensitive packaging.Products must follow guidelines set out by the Natural Products Association to merit bearing the seal. The criteria include, but are not limited to:Product must be made up of at least 95 percent truly natural ingredients or ingredients that are derived from natural sources, excluding waterNo ingredients with any suspected human health risksNo processes that significantly or adversely alter the natural ingredientsIngredients that come from a purposeful, natural source (flora, fauna, mineral)Processes that are minimal and don't use synthetic/harsh chemicalsNon-natural ingredients only when no viable natural alternative ingredient are available and only when there are absolutely no suspected potential human health risksTransparency and full disclosure of ingredients per CSPA Voluntary Ingredient Communications Program utilizing INCI labeling standards for each ingredient, the substance must be listed as generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when used in accordance with FDA's good manufacturing practices (GMP) and contain no residues of heavy metals or other contaminants in excess of tolerances set by FDA or EPA or has been reviewed using criteria in this Standard. NPA has developed the NPA Illustrative List as a reference document for the NPA Natural Standard and iCertification Program for home care products.
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