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COSMOS Certification Officer vacancy with the Soil Association

Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics conference: 31 May – 1 June in Barcelona

COSMOS is pleased to support the inaugural Sustainability & Naturals in Cosmetics conference taking place on 31 May – 1 June in Barcelona, Spain. The conference will bring together key professionals, from raw material suppliers and distributors, cosmetic manufacturers, brands and retailers through to associations and labelling regulators all working towards sustainability in cosmetics and bio-based ingredient developments. The conference promises to deliver unrivalled content from trends in the natural and organic cosmetics industry, green labelling certification and innovation in formulations and ingredients, through to marketing in sustainable cosmetics, managing sustainable supply chains, eco-friendly packaging and more. Speakers include two of our COSMOS board members as well as representatives from Givaudan, STANPA, Natura, ECOCERT, Genera and Fragrant Earth, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Weleda UK, NATRUE, Deinove, Inovia International and many more. All COSMOS members and clients receive a 10% discount.


COSMOS in numbers

Latest figures on  the number of COSMOS certified products and ingredients


COSMOS position statement regarding ISO 16128 – February 2018

The statement can be found here:  COSMOS statement on ISO16128


New standard requiring sustainable palm oil

1st August 2017 – The COSMOS Board has announced the introduction of a new standard requiring use of sustainable palm oil and derivatives in COSMOS certified products and ingredients and approved raw materials which will take effect from 1st January 2019.   Please see the attached statement for further information about accepted certifications, deadlines, and ingredients/raw materials to which this new standard applies.

The statement is here: COSMOS Notice of new standard for sustainable palm oil

COSMOS temporarily suspends certifier application process

Please note that we have temporarily suspended the certifier application process whilst we are reviewing, revising and updating the COSMOS Control Manual and other documents in order to clarify and strengthen the procedures and to integrate the requirements of ISO 17065.  This only applies to applications from new certifications bodies wishing to apply for authorisation; it does not affect existing authorised certifiers or their certification activities.  Please watch this space for further developments.

COSMOS statement on mineral UV filters

The COSMOS board has issued a statement on the use of mineral UV filters in COSMOS-certified sunscreens.  Having banned all mineral UV filters three years ago, the statement sets out new conditions for allowing certain Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide formulations that take into account both consumer safety and the precautionary principle.

The statement can be found here: COSMOS position mineral UV filters 100816












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