The International Natural and Organic Cosmetics Association A.I.S.B.L. (NATRUE) has teamed up with the International Organic Accreditation Service (IOAS) to launch an accreditation program for the NATRUE Label.
To date, NATRUE is working with more than 20 certifiers that it has approved. The system of split responsibilities between NATRUE and the certification bodies guarantees transparency and effectiveness and is a key contributor to the success of the label.
The IOAS Accreditation Program will embrace internationally recognized procedures for the accreditation of the certification bodies and the manner in which they operate with respect to the NATRUE Label scheme. This program will then combine the deep understanding of the natural and organic cosmetic sector together with the most widely recognized procedures for product certification, leading to an unprecedented combination of knowledge and integrity in the interest of companies and consumers.
The Accreditation Program will be operational as of September 2013, allowing all current NATRUE Approved Certifiers together with new certification bodies wishing to certify NATRUE to launch the application process.
IOAS is an independent, non-profit organization that works to ensure trust and fair trade in products from responsible and environmentally-sound sources. Its main activity is to verify the competence of certification bodies active in the field of organic and sustainable agriculture.