Our code of ethics.
For nearly 30 years, Laboratoires KART has been researching, formulating and producing consistently high-quality, thoroughly tested product ranges, containing naturally preserved ingredients.
OUR RANGES OF THERAPIES AND COSMETICS ARE DEVELOPED AND PRODUCED USING ENTIRELY NATURAL INGREDIENTS.
Our team, managed by Aïda Itaoui, who is a member of the executive committee, guarantees our professional code of conduct: perfecting the balance between genuine results, technical constraints and ethical beliefs without compromise. Complete product satisfaction, genuine pleasure in product use and a guarantee of safety with regard to its ingredients and origin are assured.
BE INSPIRED BY THE BEST NATURE HAS TO OFFER.
Our desire is to offer supremely high-quality organic cosmetics, naturally and unswayed by fashion. This is a long-term undertaking which has earned us the extremely rare dual BIO* and BDIH* Certification.
(More information can be found under the section entitled: Organic Farming from A to Z)
RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT AS A WHOLE.
It would be impossible to fulfil this aim without our research and production being permanently focused on a total respect for the environment. We constantly strive towards improving our formulas and reducing the environmental impact of our activities.
As a measure of our responsibility and for the purposes of recognition, we considered it essential to become a member of COSMEBIO (French professional association of ecological and organic cosmetics www.cosmebio.org). Consequently, since 2005, we have been sharing our experiences with those of our fellow members involved in the same area of activity.
These members unanimously abide by a clear and simple charter dedicated to authentically natural cosmetics and respect for important precautionary principles:
1. Regarding products:
• selection of ingredients
• selection of processing and manufacturing procedures (non-polluting, respectful to both man and the environment throughout the production chain)
• mandatory guarantees
>> Specifications respected and ingredients certified by independent inspection bodies, validated by COSMEBIO and the French Government.
2. Regarding people:
• respect and well-being of customers
• the right to fully-comprehensive information
• the need for transparency with regard to both ingredients and end-products
3. Regarding the environment:
a) respect for all living things, including:
• no testing on animals
We are listed as a non-animal testing laboratory on the LSCV register (Swiss League Against Vivisection), which aims to protect animal rights.
• use of alternative methods to evaluate products (toxicity, effectiveness)
b) specific measures (respect for the environment at all levels):
• means of obtaining raw materials
• processing procedures
• cleaning procedures
• packing procedures
• biodegradability of end-products
• recycling of packaging and all the waste which is generated by its
4. Regarding the economy and society
Commitment to sustainable development and fair trade objectives.
>> Next step: the harmonising of different specifications and groups involved innatural and organic cosmetics in Europe.
THIS FRAME OF REFERENCE WILL DEFINE “ECO-FRIENDLY AND ORGANIC COSMESTICS” IN A STRICT AND TRANSPARENT SENSE, ALLOWING THE CUSTOMER TO BE GUIDED TOWARDS GENUINELY NATURAL AND ORGANIC PRODUCTS
COSMEBIO represents all the networks involved in natural and organic cosmetics,
* suppliers of raw materials and ingredients
* contract manufacturers
* cosmetics laboratories