Certification and compliance
The products with this label have been farmed organically and certified by Ecocert FR-BIO-01 according to the European regulation n° 848/2018.
The vast majority of our range is organic and certified by Ecocert, an independent international certification body. Ecocert inspects Golgemma premises once or twice a year to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements. Inspections focus on product traceability and identification, as well as manufacturing and storage conditions.
The purpose of organic regulations is to:
- Implement best environmental practices;
- Maintain a high level of biodiversity;
- Encourage natural farming processes;
- Preserve natural resources;
- Use natural inputs.
Furthermore, products are increasingly certified by both Organic Agriculture Europe for the EU and the National Organic Program (NOP) for the USA. We can also provide certificates of equivalence by country where applicable.
NOP Certification (National Organic Program)
This is regulatory certification issued by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) which draws up national rules for the production of organic farm produce. These rules cover traceability, manufacturing conditions, storage and identification.
“For Life” (FL) Certification
These CSR certifications are compliant with the For Life standard available on www.fairforlife.org.
For Life (FL) certification applies to some of our sites: Espéraza and Die. It also applies to the Biolandes group site in Bulgaria.
Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.
Pursuant to regulation EC 1907/2006, all raw materials in excess of 1 tonne / year, that GOLGEMMA produces or imports from outside the EC, are duly registered with the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA).
- CLP Regulation 1272/2008
This regulation covers the classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures, amending and repealing directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC and amending regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006.
- European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009
This EC regulation No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products has been applicable since 11 July 2013.
- IFRA Standards
The International Fragrance Association (IFRA), which represents perfume manufacturers worldwide, has developed a Code of Practice, with recommendations for the safe use of fragrances, to protect consumers and the environment.
In 2021, IFRA announced its 50th amendment.
- ISO 22000 : 2018
ISO 22000: 2018 requirements for the food safety management system have been deployed at the Golgemma site in Die, certified in 2019. Golgemma’s Espéraza site is slated for certification in 2023.
HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) is a management system to address food safety. Its purpose is to ensure the quality of foodstuffs. It applies in particular to the cleanliness of premises, equipment and products, as well as the observance by staff of good practices.
A HACCP study to identify the risks that could affect the safety of food products and to control these has been implemented and integrated into our quality management system.
The HACCP study conducted was validated by a third party for Die site, certification ISO 22000 : 2018 for food grade products.
– ISO 22000 : 2018 defines the requirements for a food safety management system. This standard defines the requirements that an organisation must implement to demonstrate its ability to control the risks that affect food safety to ensure that all food is safe. Die site: HACCP and ISO 22000 : 2018.