Anna and Clara are eager to help you choose products that match your lifestyle and beliefs.
In Søstrene Grene, you can find several products that are labelled or certified by various
official authorities and organisations within health, environment and sustainability.
Here, you can read about the individual labels and certifications.
The Cosmos certification is a European standard for cosmetic products. The Cosmos certification guarantees that products are made from natural ingredients, showing respect for the environment and without the use of GMOs in producing the raw ingredients.
The Cosmos certification demands that leave-on products, e.g. creams that you apply and leave on the skin, contain 20 % ingredients from organic farming. Whereas the requirements for rinse-off products, e.g. soaps that are applied to the skin, but then removed shortly after, are that they contain at least 10 % ingredients from organic farming.
Fairtrade is an international labelling scheme, which works to ensure that farmers and workers in developing countries are guaranteed decent working conditions. The Fairtrade movement also advocates improved environmental standards in production.
The Vegan Trademark is managed by The Vegan Society.
To be eligible for the Vegan Trademark, products must pass the following criteria:
No animal ingredients:
The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.
No animal testing:
The development and/or manufacture of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, testing of any sort on animals conducted at the initiative of the company or on its behalf, or by parties over whom the company has effective control.
Genetically modified organisms:
The development and/or production of genetically modified organisms (GMO) must not have involved animal genes or animal-derived substances. Products put forward for registration which contain or may contain any GMOs must be labelled as such.
Kitchen and hygiene standards:
Dishes that are to be labelled vegan must be prepared separately from non-vegan dishes. As a minimum, surfaces and utensils must be thoroughly washed prior to being used for vegan cooking.
Asthma Allergy Nordic is a collaboration between the asthma and allergy organisations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark.
When you see The Asthma Allergy Nordic label on a product you can be sure that the product contains no perfume and that The Asthma Allergy Nordic have done a critical assessment of the recipe.
Products with the Asthma Allergy Nordic logo are considered beneficial for those who suffer from asthma, allergy or other sensitivity – and for everyone else who wants to avoid perfumes and allergens.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel is the official Nordic environmental label. When you choose a product labelled with the Nordic Swan, you help reduce environmental impact.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel means that the product lives up to the strict environmental requirements throughout the product’s entire lifecycle and that it limits the use of chemical substances that can be hazardous to the health.
If used on a product, the EU organic green leaf logo indicates that the product is organic and has been processed and controlled in accordance with the guidelines in the EU regulation on organic farming.
The FSC label is a guarantee that the product was produced under proper conditions and stems from forests that are managed sustainably, which for instance means that no more wood is cut than what the forest can manage to reproduce naturally. In an FSC-certified forest, rare plants, springs and streams are preserved. Animals and plants are safeguarded. Native and local populations are protected, and the people who work in the forests are guaranteed proper economic conditions.
At Søstrene Grene, the majority of paper-based products are FSC-certified and some of the wooden furniture too. When consumers choose to purchase an FSC-certified product, they help protect nature and the social conditions in the forests from which the wood originates. The FSC label is used worldwide.
The red Ø logo with the text ‘Statskontrolleret økologisk’ (statecertified organic) indicates that Danish government agencies and institutions have inspected the farm or the business which was the last one to process, package or label an organic product.
OEKO-TEX® is an international and independent testing and certification system for textiles. A variety of OEKO-TEX® labelling schemes exist. The most recognised is Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®. A Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® label means that the product complies with the strict requirements as to the amount of chemical substances which can pose a hazard to both health and environment. You can find the Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® label on most of Søstrene Grene’s textiles.