Certified Natural Cosmetics






 Workshop on BDIH / COSMOS certification of natural and organic cosmetics

February 11th, 2014

Room Nizza of the NürnbergMesse (NCC Mitte, Level 1)

Ladies and Gentlemen

On the day before the opening of Biofach / Vivaness 2014, BDIH and IONC will give you the opportunity to get detailed information about the advantages of certification of natural and organic cosmetics.

This workshop is intended for all users of BDIH control characters and for everyone who is interested in certification of end products and raw materials according to BDIH / COSMOS-standards.

We will give you a comprehensive overview and also the possibility to clarify your specific questions. You will receive detailed explanations, especially concerning the requirements that are posed for end products and raw materials from the practical point of view according to BDIH and COSMOS-standards.

The principle of the internationally harmonized COSMOS-standard and its relation to the BDIH standard of natural cosmetics will be presented as well as the process of inspection and the possibilities offered by the recently published COSMOS-standard 2.0.

The event starts at 2 pm and will presumably end at 5 pm. From 1 pm on, refreshments will be provided for you.

Should you already be in Nuremberg to make preparations for the coming fair or should you plan to visit it, then you have the very simple possibility to participate in our event, which is free of course, in the room Nizza of the exhibition centre (see below).

In order to participate, simply send us an email containing your informal application and the number of people. We would also like to ask you to forward this information to everyone you know who might be interested. In the morning of the same day, the event will also be held in German.

Overview of the essential topics of the workshop:

  • Why is certification according to BDIH / COSMOS reasonable

  • Previous development and economic importance

  • The organization COSMOS-standard AISBL and their structures

  • The requirements of the COSMOS-standard in details in terms of practical relevance

  • Changes of the COSMOS-standard because of the recent revision and COSMOS-standard 2.0

  • Relation between COSMOS-standard and BDIH standard for natural cosmetics and transitional arrangements

  • Organic calculation according to COSMOS-standard / explanations based on examples

  • Inspection and certification of raw materials

  • Process of inspection and contents of audits

  • Overview of the costs

  • COSMOS databases as sources of information

The information will be presented to you by Mr. Harald Dittmar, managing director of the BDIH and by Dr. Grandel, head of the inspection department of IONC GmbH, who will also be happy to answer your specific questions during and after the event.

You can find us at VIVANESS, hall 7a, stand No 734

We hope to receive your application soon.