Working group Living Sustainability
In the pioneer realms of the CSE standard a working group “Living Sustainability” has been set up, which is analysing the criteria of the standard, backgrounds of ethical behaviour and the field of tension between wish and reality. For the category of natural cosmetics, washing and cleaning products and natural products the group of the Pilot companies, the control body EcoControl, appointed experts from several departments as well as the GafW are gathering. Decisions about changes in the GafW standard are only taken by the standard setter after a consensus inside the working group.
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Working group ecological raw materials
Foodstuff and unprocessed agricultural produce can be featured as “organic” products according to the EU Organic Regulation. For natural products which are produced and transformed in an agricultural or silvicultural context, there are no legal regulations on organic quality
Pursuant to the understanding and expectations of the consumers, natural products should as far as possible been generated in natural processes. A working group “ecological raw materials” has been set up which takes care of this aspect. The expert circele, at the moment manned by GfaW, EcoControl, INCI-experts and meta.consort, develops in mutual exchange of knowledge and transfer of ideas sustainable ecological requirements for natural and organic products.
A first important focus is the substitution of petrochemical sources by plant-based ones, often also by animal or microbial ones. Especially for natural cosmetics, ecological washing and cleaning products and household items a lot of pioneer work is carried out to preserve the functionality of the products.
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