ECOCERT proposes its "Natural Detergents and Natural Detergents made with Organic" standard

Introduced in 2006, the cleaning products standard was created in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. suppliers, manufacturers, distributors.


The aim is to define a high level of requirements, by promoting the use of natural ingredients. The standard also guarantees that producers implement environmentally friendly practices throughout the production line. ECOCERT certifies today more than 2100 products through 185 committed companies in 27 countries. Since November the 1st 2012, ECOCERT proposes a new version of this standard with two levels of certification: Natural Detergents and Natural Detergents made with Organic.

1. The basic principles of the standard

  • TO PROTECT our planet and its resources.
  • TO INFORM the consumer.
  • TO REDUCE unnecessary waste and discharges.

2. Two levels of certification to promote the approach of manufacturers and brand owners

For Natural Detergents level

  • Valuation of all ingredients from natural origin
  • Maximum 5% of synthetic ingredients among restrictive list of the I.A.1 annex
  • No required organic minimum
  • No environnemental risky statement is authorized on the final product.

For Natural Detergents made with Organic level

  • Minimum 95% of ingredients from natural origin
  • Minimum 10% of ingredients from Organic Farming
  • No risky statement at all is authorized on the final product.

3. Inform the consumer

Certified detergent manufacturers and brand owners have to reach a higher level of transparency than those required by the european regulation: the exact percentage of ingredients from natural origin and from organic farming - these ingredients must be clearly identified in an exhaustive list of categories (anionic surfactant, water, salt, etc.), use precautions the respect the environnement.

4. Annual or semestrial audit on manufacturers or brand owners sites

Thanks to the audits carried out by our auditors on conditioning and manufacturing facilities, ECOCERT Greenlife can ensure adherence to all standard criteria.

Production processes are as important as product content. ECOCERT requires through its standard an effective quality system, allowing ECOCERT to follow the product throughout the production line from ingredient origin to final product.

Audited companies whose products are certified must develop an environmental management system in order to decrease water and energy consumption and improve waste and discharge management.

Consult the documents dedicated to you sector

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  • Application forms for certification ECOCERT

Consult the ECOCERT Greenlife certification guides

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