sustainability icon glossary

Nature derived icon.
nature-derived: product meets ISO 16128-2:2017 50% - 99% natural origin content standard
Upcycled icon.
upcycled: the product is involved in the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality and environmental value.
Emissions friendly icon.
emissions friendly: products that have less potential to emit greenhouse gases and volatile organic compounds
Safer alternative icon.
safer alternative: use of this product can replace products/chemistry that is more hazardous or wasteful
Sustainable development icon.
sustainable development: this product supports implementation of one or more of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. Could fall within: clean water, clean energy, zero hunger, good health, infrastructure, life below water, or life on land

cosmetic certification glossary

  • CleanGredients - a trusted resource that allows third-party verification of the safety of ingredients and assures customers that products meet the stringent Safer Choice standard
  • COSMOS Certified - products that are indicated as “COSMOS* compliant” are listed in Annex V of the COSMOS* standard and can be used in natural or organic beauty products
  • RSPO Certified - the RSPO is a voluntary, global membership organization that partners with stakeholders from the seven sectors of the palm oil industry to develop and implement global standards for the production and procurement of sustainable palm oil
  • Sustainable Castor Association - member of the Sustainable Castor Association; driving sustainability in castor farmer communities and in the castor oil & derivatives supply chain