Modern ethical consumers are becoming increasingly concerned about the environmental impact their products have, and supply chain ethics can be a strong influence on the purchasing decisions of consumers. The cosmetics industry is one such example. Strong ethical and environmental credentials can help brands to reap the rewards of customer loyalty and great press.
The best way to protect the reputation of your cosmetics brand is through ethical and environmental audits. This will help you to attain good corporate citizenship while ensuring your products are of a consistently high quality.
Global Inspection Managing offers a comprehensive range of ethical audits that can be conducted to the highest international standards (SA 8000, ETI, SMETA), to your company’s own specifications or to our own cosmetics expertise protocol.
When it comes to lab testing for cosmetics, our ethical and environmental audit programs cover the following:
• Health and safety
• Labour practices
• Working hours/wages
Our cosmetics inspection audits assess the compliance of factories to ISO 14001 standards while also ensuring your manufacturers meet all local environmental laws. Our environmental audits also cover:
• Risk assessment
• Legal requirements
• Environmental management systems
• Hazardous waste disposal
• Wastewater disposal
• Air emissions
• Noise pollution/nuisance
• Energy use
• Water use
• CO2 emissions
Safety is a huge concern when it comes to beauty products and cosmetics. These products are usually directly applied to human skin, often on sensitive areas like the eyes and lips. Cosmetics should never cause an adverse reaction, even during prolonged periods of exposure. Beauty products, therefore, need to be certifiably safe, which means production processes must be observed to the letter – and that’s where we come in.
Global Inspection Managing’s comprehensive quality control services will help you to secure the safety and quality of your cosmetic products. Our product inspections can be performed onsite at each stage of the manufacturing process, to ensure that cosmetics are manufactured to your precise specifications.
In addition to this, our sample testing service will allow you to:
• Ensure your products meet the regulations for their destination markets.
• Cement your reputation for consumer safety.
• Highlight any performance issues/discrepancies in quality.
With our inspectors and auditors across our global lab testing facilities, Global Inspection Managing has the expertise needed to ensure your cosmetics meet stringent ethical environmental and health/safety requirements. We offer the followings tests to assess the quality of your products:
• Odour/smell testing
• Skin reaction testing
• Expiry date checking
• Function tests
• Consumer packaging/finished product testing
• Craftsmanship testing
Our teams have been trained to develop bespoke protocols for onsite inspections, supplier audits and lab testing to match your exact requirements.
• Supply chain intelligence: we can deliver supplier quality statistics in real-time.
• We offer industry-leading turnaround times for testing, audits and inspections.
• Mobile order management: access and manage your data from anywhere in the world, at any time.
• All-inclusive pricing: pay simple flat rates per inspection/audit.
• Many inspectors and lab facilities around the world.