MSC and ASC join forces for global seaweed standard

With seaweed production increasing along with demand for certification the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is collaborating with the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) to create a joint global standard for certifying seaweed operations. The Seaweed Standard aims to contribute to the health of the world’s aquatic ecosystems by promoting environmentally sustainable and locally responsible use of […]

March 8, 2016 Continue Reading

UK organic beauty sales up 20%

The organic health and beauty sector delivered a standout performance in 2014 with UK sales of certified products reaching £44.6 million, up 20% year-on-year, according to the Soil Association’s Organic Market Report 2015. Exports have also grown, according to the report, with export revenue topping £10 million for the first time. This growth has been […]

March 11, 2015 Continue Reading

Consumers more savvy about synthetic chemicals says report

Key findings from Organic Monitor’s Consumer Insights report Consumer Expectations of Natural & Organic Cosmetics were presented at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit which took place in Paris in November. The research – produced through personal interviews with shoppers regarding purchasing triggers, buying motives, chemical awareness, certification, price premium and brand perceptions – found that health […]

December 12, 2014 Continue Reading

Natrue adopts IFOAM definition of organic

Natrue has updated its labelling criteria to address the challenge of what qualifies a raw material to be considered as ‘organic’. Natrue has now adopted the IFOAM technical definition of what constitutes an accepted organic standard and its label criteria is therefore defining organic raw materials as those being certified by a duly recognized certification […]

September 2, 2014 Continue Reading

Pukka picks up 2degrees sustainability award

Pukka Herbs has been awarded a 2degrees Sustainable Business Award for its supply chain management. The awards celebrate companies and individuals who push the boundaries of sustainable business, and Pukka has been recognised for encouraging its supply chain to adopt the FairWild Standard, a benchmark which aims to conserve threatened and potentially vulnerable plant populations, […]

July 30, 2014 Continue Reading