Croda receives EFfCI GMP Certification for cosmetic manufacturing site

Croda Health Care manufacturing site in Chanac, France received certification from the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI) for good manufacturing practices (GMPs). Croda certified sites are located in Europe, Latin America, Asia and North America. This is the 14th Croda site to receive a certification, which includes its major manufacturing sites globally for the cosmetic industry.

EFfCI Good Manufacturing Practice Guide was originally developed in 2005 to satisfy the demand for a definition of GMP for cosmetic ingredients. EFfCI adapted the widely accepted GMPs that existed for similar ingredients and are supplied to the pharmaceutical industry. The original 2005 guide has been continually improved and updated with the implementation of the Certification Scheme in 2008, alignment with ISO 9001:2008 in 2010 and latterly collaboration with the French cosmetic association (FEBEA).

Adhering to these standards guarantees a rigorous approach to quality assurance throughout the manufacturing and distribution processes by implementing best practices. This means that customers can be assured of consistent quality and safety. Although the GMP standard was originally intended for use in Europe, the reputation and acceptance of EFfCI certification amongst multinational cosmetic companies has led to its international adoption by suppliers