Certification & Awards
ECOCERT: is an organic certification organisation, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest organic certification organizations in the world. The certification process is voluntary but it is also one of the most stringent in the market as Ecocert undertakes at least one inspection per year, supplemented by spot checks over the course of the year. Samples may be taken for laboratory analysis. The entire production chain is checked, from the raw material to the finished product. A scale of penalties applies to non-compliant products, which may go as far as final suspension of the certificate.
To qualify for Eco Certifiocation a product must be:
- At least 95% natural ingredients in the finished product.
- No GMOs, parabens, phenoxyethanol, ingredients derived from petrochemicals or synthetic chemistry; no testing of the finished product on animals.
- The whole manufacturing process is controlled, up to the packing stage, and the packaging and outer packaging must be biodegradable or recyclable.
- The labelling must be transparent for the consumer.
TanOrganic received their certification in 2012 and continue to lead the field in ensuring that our product is not just great for your skin, but great for the environment.
For more information on Ecocert and Eco Certification visit http://www.ecocert.com/en
Organic Trust: The Organic Trust is the centre of excellence when it comes to organic inspection and certification, founded in Ireland in 1991 by a core group of dedicated organic producers including some of the pioneers of organic food production in Ireland. The Trust was established as a voluntary not-for-profit organisation to provide a credible system of organic inspection & certification on which the consumer can depend. The overall aim or mission of the organisation is to maintain the integrity of food labelled as ‘organic’ and to assure the consumer that organic food carrying the Organic Trust logo was produced in compliance with strict organic standards. High standards of organic production and an inspection system built on a very detailed knowledge of organic production are the pillars of the Organic Trust.
Approved by PETA: The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Foundation is a UK-based charity dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.
Like humans, animals are capable of suffering and have interests in leading their own lives; therefore, they are not ours to use – for food, clothing, entertainment, experimentation or any other reason. PETA and our affiliates around the world educate policymakers and the public about cruelty to animals and promote an understanding of the right of all animals to be treated with respect. PETA works through public education, research, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement and protest campaigns.
Approved by The Ethical Company Organisation: For over a decade The Ethical Company Organisation has provided the world with clear and comparative ethical information on thousands of companies and brands to ethical shoppers, NGOs, ethical companies and ethical investors. We compare hundreds of companies’ ethical and Corporate Social Responsibility records in relation to up to 15 different ethical criteria under the 3 general headings of Environment, Animals and People. This involves working closely on ethical shopping issues with ethical consumers and ethical companies plus drawing from the vast information supplied by some of the world’s leading NGOs – including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Christian Aid and many more. Our research reports both the poor ethical standards and the good ethical standards of the world’s companies and brands and our aim is at all times to be both transparent and fair. Our work aims to encourage the world’s companies to treat humans, animals and the environment with the highest possible levels of respect – and those that don’t we will report on accordingly.
Approved by the Irish Eczema Society: The Irish Eczema Society was formed in 2005 and is made up of parents, people with eczema and medical professionals. The society is concerned with trying to provide an eczema support and information service here in Ireland to those with or caring for those with Eczema.