Today’s consumers are increasingly concerned about the ethical and environmental side of their products, and a brand’s supply chain ethics often influences the consumer’s purchasing decision. The cosmetics industry is a prime example of a field where strong ethical credentials earn brands consumer loyalty, excellent press and price rewards. Ethical and environmental audits are the best way to protect your brand reputation, ensure product quality and emphasize good corporate citizenship.
QIMA offers comprehensive ethical audit programs that can be conducted according to international standards (SA 8000, SMETA, ETI), your company's in-house specifications or our own Best-In-Class Protocol.
All QIMA ethical audit programs cover the following aspects:
QIMA environmental audits assess factory compliance to the ISO 14001 standard (performance evaluation guidelines for environmental management systems) as well as local environmental laws and regulations.
QIMA environmental audit programs cover:
For cosmetics and beauty products, safety is a paramount concern. These products are applied directly on human skin, including such sensitive areas as eyes and lips, and they must never cause an adverse reaction, even during prolonged exposure. To ensure a beauty product's quality and safety, one must make sure that each of its many ingredients is safe, and the production process observed to the letter.
With QIMA's comprehensive quality assurance services, you can truly secure the quality and safety of your cosmetics and beauty products. Our product inspections can be performed on the site of production at any stage of the process, to ensure that manufacturing happens exactly to your specifications. In parallel, sample testing in our laboratories helps ensure your products abide to destination market’s regulations and norms for consumer safety and product performance.
With over 2,000 auditors and inspectors spanning 85 countries and qualified by range of products, and global lab testing capabilities, QIMA has developed a specific expertise for the cosmetics industry. QIMA offers the following tests to assess the quality of your cosmetics, including finished product and consumer packaging:
Cosmetic Testing Standards:
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