Certificates

Certificates

 

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ACO National Standard (PDF) COSMOS (PDF) OFC (PDF) GMP - ISO 22716 Certification (PDF) ISO 9001 (PDF)
ACO - Australian Certified Organic COSMOS OFC - Organic Food Chain GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices ISO 22716 Certification ISO 9001:2008

 

Cruelty Free International Certificate of Conformance ABAP 10108 Compostable & Biodegradable Plastics Certificate of Conformance ABAP 20041 Home Compatible Plastics APCO Certificate of Membership and Action Plan  
Cruelty Free International (PDF) Certificate of Conformance ABAP 10108
Compostable & Biodegradable Plastics (PDF)
Certificate of Conformance ABAP 20041
Home Compatible Plastics (PDF)
APCO Certificate & Action Plan (PDF)  

 

If to evolve is to become smarter, we live in a world that now evolves through recognizing the necessity to acknowledge, respect and care for the planet we live on. As we continue to grapple with the problems of climate change, more people are revolutionizing not simply their lives, but so too, their very way of thinking. This means that the choice of the smarter consumer is largely driven by a longing to make decisions that protect the environment and use natural solutions to everyday problems and requirements.

New Directions was a business conceived by a desire to provide a smarter range of products for the smarter consumers and manufacturers - those who want to live their lives without destroying the precious planet they live on, and those who have not been (or are no longer) fooled by a naive perception that naturally produced products are inadequate to their chemical or synthetic counterparts. What too many still don't realize is that the use of chemicals in products is not necessarily a case of them being "better", but cheaper for the companies who stand to profit. At what price to you do these companies make these profits? And at what cost to the planet?

New Directions uses primarily natural and organic materials, and has taken great care and time to create a business environment that is ecologically sound. It constantly looks for new ways to extend environmental science and technology to provide greener, healthier products, and offers many that are assessed and approved by the most respected ecological testing organizations in Australia.

If you wish to have your brand carry any of the certifications below, please contact the listed organisation who will guide you through the process.

ACO (Australian Certified Organic),OFC (Organic Food Chain), COSMOS (Cosmetics Organic and Natural Standard)

New Directions is certified by both ACO and OFC. Our site is audited twice a year and we only make available certified organic products. Under no circumstances we sell or promote 'organic' products. All our growers and/or suppliers have been audited prior to becoming an approved supplier to New Directions. Our site complies with the Australian Organic Standards (ACOS 2010). We have a certified organic licensed facility to repack, manufacture and supply certified organic oils, cosmetic products and raw materials.

Cruelty Free International - Leaping Bunny Programme

New Directions Australia believes that beauty and household products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.

All of our own brand cosmetic and personal care products, and household and cleaning products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.

For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny, and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org.

ISO 9001:2015 - Quality Management System

ISO 9001 is an International Standard Certification that was developed by the International Standard Organisation (ISO). They set the standards for the Quality Management and Quality Assurance System.

In order to achieve the ISO 9001:2015 certification, New Directions was audited by a third party to ensure that we have met the following standards:

  • Quality Management System
  • Management Responsibility
  • Resource management
  • Product Realisation
  • Measurement Analysis and Improvement

Being an ISO certified company, we have set a new benchmark in the aromatherapy industry of which we are proud of. This means you as a customer will be supplied quality products via our internal audited systems.

GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices ISO 22716

SGS is globally recognised certifier to help ensure that your cosmetic products are manufactured and handled in compliance with the applicable GMP requirements.

Benefits of Cosmetics GMP Audits by SGS :

  • Ensure the quality of the cosmetic products and consistency
  • Demonstrate the compliance of suppliers and vendors with applicable requirements
  • Identify deficiencies prior to regulatory or sponsor cosmetic inspections
  • Provide periodic training according to applicable regulatory requirements

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO)

APCO is a co-regulatory, not for profit organisation that partners with government and industry to reduce the harmful impact of packaging on the Australian environment. They promote sustainable design and recycling initiatives, waste to landfill reduction activities and circular economy projects. APCO's Members are from a variety of industries and organisation sizes - from multi-national corporates to local small businesses - APCO supports organisations’ move toward a strategic approach to sustainability that helps deliver organisational and cost efficiencies.

Certificate of Conformance ABAP 10108

Relates to Australian Standard 4736-2006 for Compostable and Biodegradable plastics

The Australasian Bioplastics Association launched Australian Standard 4736-2006, compostable and biodegradable plastics - “Biodegradable plastics suitable for composting and other microbial treatment” which is known as the 'seedling logo' certification system throughout Australia and New Zealand. The seedling logo clearly identifies and differentiates packaging materials as biodegradable and compostable. To be certified compostable and carry the seedling logo, suitable biopolymer materials must undergo a stringent test regime outlined by AS4736 and carried out by recognised independent accredited laboratories to the AS4736 standard.

Certificate of Conformance ABAP 20041

Relates to Australian Standard AS 5810-2010 for Home Compostable plastics.

The Australasian Bioplastics Association launched the Home Compostable Verification Scheme throughout Australia and New Zealand. The Home Compostable Verification logo clearly identifies and differentiates packaging materials as biodegradable and compostable. To be certified compostable and carry the Home Compostable Verification logo, suitable biopolymer materials must undergo a stringent test regime outlined by AS 5810-2010 and carried out by recognised independent accredited laboratories to the Australian Standard AS 5810-2010.