Sofal group is committed to the future of our planet and the well-being of our customers. Always looking for transparency and information, we want to offer the best in our products. That’s why it is essential for us to be able to guarantee and prove the quality of our products through certifications from independent organizations.
The Institute of Certification for Ethics and the Environment (ICEA) is an organization that controls and certifies companies, which behave respectfully with respect to people and nature, and protect the rights of workers and consumers.
Around 13,000 companies that are controlled must comply with the criteria of this label, which are at the same time ecological, social and biological.
ICEA – Institute for Ethical and Environmental Certification is one of the largest certification bodies in Europe. It acts as a true control of the legal framework and the eco-sustainability of corporate policies.
All of our organic products have been certified by ICEA as environmentally friendly cleaners. It is a quality certification for the entire life of the product, from the chemical formula to the elimination. They are biodegradable.
ICEA has launched a regulatory pathway in the industry that has, to date, produced a disciplinary framework shared by the parties involved in the production, marketing and consumption of these products.
The European regulation of detergent products guarantees a real valorization of the agro resources, a real practice of the respect of the environment all along the chain of production and a real respect of the consumer. The purpose of this Euorpean regulation is:
The main requirements that the standard must guarantee are:
Products bearing Eco detergency are allowed to use products from traditional farming provided they are not GMOs or GMO derivatives (in the case of products “at risk”, or present on the market under the form of GMOs such as corn, soybean, rape, etc. The voluntary certification of the product is required by accredited third parties).
Launched in 2006, the detergency standard was developed in consultation with industry experts, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors. The aim is to define a higher level of demand than the regulations in force concerning the recovery of natural substances and respect for the environment throughout the production chain.
ECOCERT now certifies more than 2,100 detergents from 185 companies in 27 countries.
• PROTECTING our planet and its resources
• INFORM the consumer
• REDUCE waste and unnecessary waste
For the Ecodétergents label
• Valuation of all ingredients of natural origin
• Maximum 5% of synthetic ingredients from the restrictive list in Annex I.A.1
• No minimum bio required
• No environmental risk phrase is allowed on the product
Manufacturers and distributors of certified products have an obligation of transparency in relation to the regulation: exact percentage of ingredients of natural origin and ingredients from organic farming, the latter to be clearly identified, exhaustive list of categories of products ingredients contained in the products, precautions of use for the respect of the environment.
Thanks to the controls carried out by our auditors on the manufacturing and packaging sites, ECOCERT ensures compliance with all the criteria of the standard. Production methods are as important as the product content. ECOCERT requires through its reference system, a high quality system, allowing to follow the product throughout the production chain to the origin of its ingredients. The company whose products are certified must have implemented an environmental management system that reduces water and energy