Being Green is a process. Membership into the GPA does not automatically constitute a Seal of Approval that every product made by every member is 100% clean. But MOST of the products made by ALL of the members are already clean. Importantly, every member has demonstrated that they have a moral sense of obligation to bring integrity to this Wild West of personal care. And they have thought carefully as to why they are using the ingredients they use. There is also a strong sense of Sustainability and Quality of Life that members share. We wish to be part of the solution, and of the future.
These Standards have been collected from many sources, including our own Discussion Board. Thank you Josh, Melissa, and Nora for your contributions.
Please post your comments on the Discussion Board
Natural means as close to original form as is feasible, effective, and aesthetically pleasing.
Code of Ethics:
We Pledge to conduct our business with the goals of Sustainability in mind. Sustainable business, sustainable ecology, sustainable society. And further:
Not to use hazardous chemicals in our formulas
Not to use petrochemical derived ingredients
To use organic and natural raw materials wherever possible
To avoid FD&C; and Lake Colors, artificial fragrances, Triclosan and EDTA
To work toward developing and implementing safer preservation systems
Not to test our products or ingredient precursors on animals
Not to use animal products or by products that required harm or death to the animal in it’s manufacture.
To practice Fair Trade, as it is generally understood today
To practice Fair Business Practices including fair treatment of employees
To use recycled or reusable materials for packaging
To practice energy efficiency and to work at minimizing energy consumption
To minimize waste in our production processes and in our end product
To give back to our communities and to be an example of Capitalism with a Conscience