Confalonieri Matite Srl has obtained the forest products chain-of-custody certification from SGS. Forestry product chain-of-custody (CoC) certification enables you to demonstrate that the wood you trade or use comes from well-managed forests or other controlled sources. Anyone, anywhere in the world, can quickly determine the origins of our wood products and the processes through which they have been. It plays an important role in ensuring the traceability of wood from its origin through the entire supply chain.
Forest certification is a mechanism that makes use of on-site verification by third-party certification organizations to ensure that a forest is managed in accordance with sustainability-based management standards, globally recognized standards.
What is the PEFC certification scheme?
The PEFC isn’t a government global organization, but independent no-profit global organization, that promotes sustainable forest management worldwide through a certification issued by an external certification body that is totally independent of the PEFC. Certification that is recognized at international level. PEFC is the acronym of Program for Endorsement of Forest Certification schemes. The PEFC brand identifies products from woody raw material that comes from PEFC certified forests for the sustainable management of their resources.
Who supports the PEFC?
The PEFC have the internationally support of numerous forest-wood sector operators such as:
● forest owners;
● public administrations,
● organizations and associations for the marketing of wood;
● trade associations and civil society
● workers' unions
● non-governmental organizations and environmental organizations.
What are the characteristics of sustainable forest management?
A forest is managed sustainably when:
● the wood quantity cut isn’t never superior to the quantity that grows in forest;
● after cutting, the trees will be replanted or will be helped to renew themselves naturally;
● the habitats for wild plants and animals are protected, as well as all the protective functions that the forest normally performs in relation to the climate, soil and water.
It is the most stringent and demanding ICEA (Institute for Environmental Ethics Certification) level because it integrates the requirements of natural and green chemistry with the use of significant quantities (declared on the label) of components of organic farming. To obtain the Cosmos Organic certification label, at least 20% of the total ingredients must be organic. Exceptions are rinsing products and products containing at least 80% mineral ingredients (in this case the limit drops to 10%). The physically processed agricultural ingredients present in the formula must be at least 95% organic
Confaloneri Matite Srl has obtained ISO 22716: 2007 certification (GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices)
ISO 22716:2007 is the international standard for the good manufacturing practices (GMP) for cosmetics. The guidelines for the standard has been approved and accepted by a many global regulatory bodies, such as the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN).
The ISO 22716 standard has been prepared for consideration by the cosmetic industry and take into account the specific needs of this sector. The standard focuses on the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products. These guidelines offer organizational and practical advice on the management of the human, technical and administrative factors affecting product quality.
Good manufacturing practices (GMP) are essential to any organization looking to reduce the risk and liability of their costmetic product that can result from poor handling within their operation.
CCPB has set up a special certification scheme for organic cosmetics.The Production Standard for this scheme contains the minimum requirements for obtaining two types of product: organic cosmetics and cosmetics with organic ingredients, classed according to the raw material content originating from organic agriculture.In order to be called Organic, a cosmetic product has to contain a minimum and the raw materials need to be at 95% organic: in the production it is not possible to use derivatives from petroleum:paraffin, formaldehyde and colourants of synthetic origin. Those ingredients are substituted by vegetal derivates, safer for human health and with more attention to the safeguard of the environment. Certified cosmetics have more affinity with the skin,thanks to the limited presence of synthetic substances and in fact, it is encouraged the use of natural ingredients such as floral waters, vegetable oils, essential oils and phyto extracts best if from organic agriculture. Organic Cosmetics do not contain gmos or synthetic perfumes.
NATRUE is a non profit organisation formed by producers from all over Europe that, in absence of a public european regulation such as the one for agrifood products, has created a standard for Organic Cosmetics, known for being one of the most serious and strict.