Sonett – certified ecological quality
The entire Sonett assortment has been certified according to the criteria of Ecogarantie, the premium symbol for ecological laundry detergents and cleaning agents in whole food shops.
The Ecogarantie Label certifies:
The use of organically grown raw materials
Containing no enzymes of GMO
Controlled by Certisys Belgium
Since 2015 Sonett has been certified according to the CSE standard (Certified Sustainable Economics) of the Association for Applied Business Ethics.
This label requires a recognized ecological certification, e. g. Ecogarantie, and comprises the entire company.
The CSE Label stands for:
Certified sustainable business management of the Association for Applied Business Ethics
CSE = Certified Sustainable Economics
Contrary to pure product certification, this label comprises the entire company. In addition to ecological product requirements, the company’s social and ethical orientations are certified.
The Vegan Society Label certifies:
No animal ingredients are contained.
Sonett does not carry out any animal experiments nor does the company give respective orders to do so.
All of our Sonett products carry the Vegan Society Label, with the exception of Sonett Wool Care, Sonett Gall Soap – bar and liquid – as well as Sonett Floor Mopping Fluid and Sonett BioBubbles, which contain animal ingredients.
Stop Climate Change
This is the highest standard for extensive analysis and certification of CO₂.
The label certifies the analysis of the entire enterprise regarding CO₂ emissions and complete transparency as far as the processes causing CO₂ are concerned.
The analysis proves that Sonett hardly generates CO₂ emissions due to heating and electrical energy. Sonett ist zertifiziert mit dem Siegel Stop Climate Change.
Why bother to have the products certified at all?
Initially, implementing certification, according to ecological standards, by law through the EU Regulationon Organic Production, has been provided for only as far as foodstuffs are concerned. Independent authorized inspection bodies monitor the compliance of the standards with the EU Regulation on Organic Production, e.g. according to the guidelines of the German organic label “Bio-Label”, or the Demeter and Bioland criteria, amongst others. There is no such “directive on organic production” for ecological cosmetics, laundry detergents or cleaning agents. Only the general legal provisions are applicable for them. It is in this very field, however, where assessment of the products’ ecological quality is extremely difficult.
Cosmetics and Body Care:
Even though we come across an almost complete statutory list of ingredients (INCI), without any previous chemical knowledge these ingredients remain unknown materials, however, more or less nice-sounding denominations—so to speak—without any meaning.
Laundry Detergents and Cleaning Agents:
In the case of laundry detergents and cleaning agents it is but a few selected ingredients that have to be declared with their generic names such as fragrances, dyestuffs, enzymes, anionic, non-ionic or cationic surfactants, and preservatives, which means that even with previous chemical knowledge the actual ingredients are not identifiable.
For some of the laundry detergents and cleaning agents a European Eco-label, the EU flower, has been applied over the last few years. But, contrary to popular belief, this symbol is no ecological certificate. It only verifies that the product—measured against the ingredients of conventional products, inclusive of optical brighteners, softeners, enzymes, etc.—washes or cleans efficiently. But since it is this very measurement which cannot be applied to ecological laundry detergents and cleaning agents, the ecological message of this label is nil.
An ecological certificate of an authorized entity such as BDIH —e.g. its label “kontrollierte Naturkosmetik BDIH” (= certified natural cosmetics BDIH) or the Ecogarantie Certificate of the Belgian Certification Institute Bioforum, can assure the consumer that the formulae contain no harmful substances.