What Is ECOCERT?
Why Is ECOCERT Important?
ORAPI's ECOCERT Marks
ORAPI Group proudly boasts its ECOCERT and Ecolabel marks, which are placed on product packaging or in e-catalogues that can help consumers and institutional purchasers quickly and easily identify those products that meet specific environmental performance criteria and are therefore deemed “environmentally preferable”.
The Difference Between ECOCERT and ECOLABEL
ECOCERT is a certification that emphasises environmentally friendly production and transformation processes. It focuses on promoting the use of natural or organic ingredients while ensuring the responsible management of natural resources. One of its key aspects involves prohibiting the inclusion of most petrochemical ingredients. Originating from France, ECOCERT certification sets standards for sustainability in agriculture and manufacturing, prioritising ecological practices throughout the supply chain.
On the other hand, ECOLABEL certification involves a comprehensive analysis of a product’s environmental impact, spanning from raw material extraction to the product’s degradation (life cycle assessment). It emphasises the control and verification of a product’s effectiveness while aiming to reduce its environmental impact upon disposal. ECOLABEL prohibits the use of environmentally or health-hazardous materials, focusing on European certification standards that address sustainability and eco-friendly practices across various industries.
ORAPI Generation is a signature for our products that follow the 5 essential conditions. These products are also sustainable alternatives to our regular product range, created for those who want to implement sustainability into their facilities.
To be eligible, the product must validate at least one criterion in each of the 5 conditions:
- Optimisation of efficiency: less products, more efficiency.
- Anti-waste: less product, less impact on the environment.
Biosources or Sustainable Raw Materials
- Organic raw materials of plant or bio-sourced origin (ECOCERT label).
- Mineral raw materials from the circular economy (soda, sodium carbonate, etc.).
- Raw materials accepted in an Ecolabel certification.
Environmentally Friendly Products
- Non-toxic to aquatic organisms according to CLP labelling.
- Biodegradable (according to standards or tests).
- Short circuits for raw materials and products.
- Concentrated products to limit the transport of diluted water.
- Less packaging with products available in bulk.
- Without allergens.
- Without endocrine disruptors.
- Free of volatile organic compounds.
- Lighter and more plastic-efficient.
- In recyclable materials.
- Made from recycled materials.
This charter of excellence underscores our determination to respect and enforce our commitments so that, day by day, hygiene has a lower environmental impact. Hygiene must protect humans without compromising the environment.
The Parallels Between ECOCERT and ORAPI Generation
Like Ecocert, ORAPI Generation is deeply committed to fostering sustainability within its field. Both prioritise environmental concerns, advocating for preserving natural resources and a sustainable future. Generation ORAPI’s new ambition aligns with Ecocert’s principles by emphasising excellence and ecological values. They share a dedication to minimising environmental impact while prioritising human well-being and environmental protection. Despite their specific focuses, both entities unite in their core mission of promoting environmental consciousness and sustainable practices for the betterment of our planet and future generations.
Established in 1991, Ecocert significantly drives global sustainable practices via strict criteria emphasising natural ingredients and eco-friendly production. Their certifications guide consumers and urge companies toward responsible practices. ORAPI Generation represents the hallmark of ORAPI products adhering to the 5 fundamental prerequisites. Products qualify by satisfying at least one criterion within each of the 5 conditions. ORAPI Group’s ORAPI Generation mirrors Ecocert’s ethos, jointly championing sustainability, ecological values, and responsible production. This unified dedication underscores a promising, eco-conscious future.