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Labels and Memberships

Independent recognition

It’s one thing to make sustainability claims, but quite another to receive independent validation. We systematically put our solutions to the test and seek third-party assessment of our products’ sustainability values.

Get a look at the Labels of approval our current portfolio has earned.

 

Product Suitabilities

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Our COSMOS approved Products
We have gained approval for about 100 raw materials from Ecocert or BDIH which can be used in Natural Cosmetics and Organic Cosmetics.

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Ecocert
Personal Care products approved by ECOCERT. More than 70 products have been evaluated. Our products approved by ECOCERT according to Ecocert standard for Natural Cosmetics and Organic Cosmetics.

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EU Ecolabel
More than 260 products have been evaluated for Personal Care according to EU Ecolabel Standard for Cosmetic Products.

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Ingredients considered for Nordic Ecolabel
More than 280 products have been evaluated for Personal Care according to Nordic Ecolabeling Standard for Cosmetic Products.

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RSPO
The RSPO is targeting sustainable sourcing for our key renewable feedstock PKO (and PO). BASF has been a member of the RSPO since 2004. Our Offering – Ingredients based on RSPO supply chain model Mass Balance and Segregation.

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Memberships

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BASF is an active member of the multi-stakeholder initiative Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil from the very beginning in 2004. 

Today we can offer a broad portfolio of personal care ingredients based on certified sustainable palm (kernel) oil according to the principles and criteria of the RSPO supply chain models Mass Balance and Segregation. This is an important step to support more sustainable production of oil palm products and towards fulfilling our commitment to purchase our all palm and palm kernel oil from certified sustainable sources.

For more information visit www.bit.ly/palm-dialog

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BASF was the first chemical company to join The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) as a founding member. TSC is an independent scientific group that is developing a common platform to work on strategic partnerships, conduct research on product sustainability, and provide measurement and performance standards.

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BASF is a registered Organizational Stakeholder of the Global Reporting Initiative (GR) and supports the mission of the GRI to develop globally accepted sustainability reporting guidelines through a global, multi-stakeholder process.

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BASF is the only German company and the only chemical company to be represented on the United Nations Global Compact Board. The UNGC is a worldwide pact between corporations and the United Nations committed to make globalization more sustainable.

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The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.

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Corporate Social Responsibility Europe (CSR Europe) is the leading European business network for corporate social responsibility with around 70 multinational corporations and 34 national partner organizations as members.

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econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organizations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR).

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Responsible Care is the chemical industry’s global initiative to drive continuous improvement and achieve excellence in environmental, health, safety and security performance.