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Eco Certification

Environmental certification applies to products conforming to predefined criteria and conditions that minimize harmful effects on the environment. Purchasing such certified products assures buyers of the product's eco friendliness and social responsibility. Here are some of the common eco certifications obtained by various products:

  • National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP):

    NPOP was implemented in the year 2000 under the Foreign Trade and Development Act by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. NPOP provides information on standards for organic production, systems, criteria, and procedures for accreditation of Inspection and Certification bodies, the national organic logo and the regulations governing its use. Organic products are cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides to preserve the regenerative quality of soil with rich nutrients that are disease resistant. Indian organic products with NPOP certified standards are recognized by the European Union, Switzerland and United States of America.

         Products of Arya Farm, Pristine Organic, ProNature are NPOP certified and are assured of quality                      organic production.

 

  • National Organic Program (NOP):

    NOP is the federal framework regulating organic food market in the United States, under the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). USDA certifying agents carry out the inspection and issue certifications to products that comply with NOP standards. Arya Farm products are NOP certified.

 

  • GOTS Certification:

    Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an international textile processing standard for organic fibres. It specifies environmental criteria with respect to the entire organic textiles supply chain such as production, processing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, exportation, importation and distribution, as well as social criteria for compliance. Do U Speak Green textiles are GOTS certified.

 

  • ISO 14001 Certification:   

    ISO 14000 is a series of standards developed by the International Standard Organization for Environmental Management. ISO 14001 specifies the requirements of Environmental Management System to systematically handle environmental issues within an organization by Plan-Do-Check-Act-Improve cycle.  Kripa LED Lights are 14001:2004 certified and Waree solar efficient products are 14001 certified.

 

  • IMO Certification:  

    Founded in 1989 in Switzerland, Institute of Market Ecology is an international certification agency for eco friendly, organic and socially responsible products. They inspect and certify products in the sectors of agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, cosmetics and textiles.  IMO Control Private Limited (IMO India) is an independent Certification body in India for organic agriculture and has been carrying out audits and certification. Pro Nature products are IMO certified and are reliable for safe consumption.

 

  • ECOCERT Certification:

      ECOCERT is an international organic inspection certification body founded in France in 1991. In India, ECOCERT operates from Aurangabad and Gurgaon from 2002. It certifies products under the functionalities of organic agriculture, organic cosmetics, wellness, environmental management systems, fair trade operations, natural ecological products, quality and safety, organic and ecological textiles. Radico products are ECOCERT certified.

 

  • Skal Certification:  

    Skal is a certification body assigned by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands. Skal was established in 1985 as S.E.C. (Foundation for Inspection of EKO-Quality symbol) and operates as Skal from 1992. It certifies reliable organic products after due analysis and audit. Skinsense products are certified by Skal.

 

 

  • BDIH Certification:

    The International Organic and Natural Cosmetics Corporation (BDIH) is a German based organization comprising of producers and distributors of cosmetics, food supplements, nutritional foods and over-the-counter medicines that has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines for certifying natural cosmetics. The BDIH standards specify requirements relating to procurement of raw materials and processing with special concern towards animal welfare. Soultree cosmetics are BDIH certified products.

 

  • PV CYCLE Certification:  

    PV CYCLE is a pan-European Producer scheme, offering dedicated compliance and waste management services for solar energy system products falling under WEEE and Battery Producer Responsibility legislation. Established in 2007 by the European PV industry, PV CYCLE started out as a pan-European producer scheme for the treatment of photovoltaic waste. Waree energy efficient solar products are PV CYCLE certified.