GMP certification for 11 BASF sites for cosmetic ingredients

BASF, world’s leading chemical company, has been awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for cosmetic ingredients according to the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients (EFfCI).

EFfCI is a European trade association and was set up in 2000 to represent the collective interests of more than 100 cosmetic ingredient companies in Europe. BASF is the world’s petrochemical major. It produces a wide range of chemicals, for example solvents, amines, resins, glues, electronic-grade chemicals, industrial gases, basic petrochemicals and inorganic chemicals. The most important customers for this segment are the pharmaceutical, construction, textile and automotive industries.

The certification is applied to eleven BASF sites across all regions producing ingredients for the personal care industry. The certification confirms that the sites comply with strict guidelines on product quality and industry hygiene during the manufacturing process. The GMP guidelines for cosmetics are updated regularly to take into account the latest developments within the cosmetics industry, and were last reworked in 2012 to incorporate quality risk management and other contemporary principles.