Act for a more sustainable cosmetics sector

Integrate environment protection into each stage of the production

Preserving biodiversity, promoting organic and renewable materials, practicing green chemistry, encouraging better management of natural resources, emissions and waste, and using recyclable packaging.

Ensure the development of socially responsible sectors

Safeguard the sector to cope with the complexity of the supply chain

Safeguard the sector to cope with the complexity of the supply chain

Ensuring traceability from the origin of ingredients to the finished product, verifying quality throughout the production chain, and guaranteeing transparency in order to strengthen the bond of trust with your suppliers, customers and consumers.

Ecocert: committed to a more responsible cosmetics industry

Convinced that the impact that cosmetics have on health and the environment could be significantly improved, we have contributed since 2002 to the development of a more responsible cosmetics industry. In partnership with pioneering players in the sector, we created the first standard for natural and organic cosmetics, soon followed by the international COSMOS standard.

Our expertise: benefiting you globally

Are you a raw materials supplier, formulation laboratory, packaging or finished product manufacturer, brand owner, importer, exporter, or distributor? Are you looking to adopt better environmental and social practices?

Our experts assist you in more than 130 countries through the implementation and promotion of sustainable practices in the cosmetics sector by means of training, consulting, and certification services.

As world leader in natural and organic cosmetic certification, the Ecocert trademark is synonymous with credibility.

In order to manage the risks and initiate a progressive strategy, Ecocert offers recognized standards in organic and natural cosmetics (COSMOS), in Fair Trade, and/or Corporate Social Responsibility. In your company, our solutions may be implemented independently from one another or combined within the frame of a comprehensive responsible business approach.

Our training program: sharing our expertise

Find more on our training program for organic or natural cosmetics

Natural and organic cosmetics: the fundamentals

Depending on your availability

Virtual classroom or e-learning


The requirements and steps of the COSMOS certification

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Virtual classroom or e-learning


The responsible communications approach applied to Cosmetics

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Virtual classroom or e-learning


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Our consulting services: our expertise dedicated to your projects

We assist you in developing tailor-made solutions that meet your goals. Find our success stories in Cosmetics here.

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International cosmetics group
Assistance in monitoring a sustainability programme
  • Guiding the group to achieve the objectives of its sustainability programme
  • Analysis of raw material production chains and definition of the best strategy for evaluating and monitoring social and environmental performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Support the implementation of multi-party contracts to ensure the commitment of all sector players towards a sustainable production and value distribution method.


39 performance indicators evaluated each year, assistance with the signing of 10 multi-party contracts
International cosmetics group
Creation of a third-party Evaluation tool
  • Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of the responsible sourcing programme for cosmetic raw materials and textile accessories
  • Development of an environmental and social assessment grid for the production chains of these raw materials and accessories
  • Carrying out assessments in 24 countries
  • Reporting and proposing action plans to further develop the production chains and improve impact.


32 production chains periodically evaluated since 2009
International cosmetics group
Guidance on the labelling strategy of the group
  • Analysis of the constraints and opportunities associated with the positioning of the company in the organic and natural market
  • Interviews with various departments (R&D, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Marketing and Production)
  • Advice on internal organization for the successful launch of organic products
  • Training and skills enhancement for the teams.


6 awareness raising sessions, 60 people assisted during the project
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