What is Bioethical Carnauba Seal?

Bioethical Carnauba Seal – BCS is trustworthy and transparent, relying on high standard and steadfast system to monitor the compliance and continuous sustainable improvement of the supply chain. BCS assures more ethical and sustainable carnauba wax production. It stands for social responsibility and traceability guaranteeing sustainable sourcing and processing. It aims to improve the livelihoods of carnauba communities, preservation of biodiversity, human rights and sustainable living.
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The “BIOETHICAL CARNAUBA SEAL” certifies FONCEPI commitment to the Social Responsibility and Traceability of its products. The company and its supply chain are annually verified by Accreditation Bodies accepted by the IAF – International Accreditation Forum.

Statement

Bioethical Carnauba Seal assures the consumers that the products from certified carnauba wax companies have been sourced, from plantation to manufacturing , in a sustainable manner. It applies high standards on economic, social and environmental conditions for carnauba wax production to establish ethical, sustainable, traceable, and fair carnauba supply chains. In addition to these values, the companies carrying the seal have to comply to the requirements established in TACs issued by the Labour Prosecution Office (MPT) and other legal requirements. The compliance can be demonstrated through the Bioethical Carnauba’ trustworthy and robust system verified and certificated by TÜV Rheinland.

Pillars

The 8 social, economic and environmental pillars to meet Bioethical Carnauba Seal’s international standards and criteria are:
1 – Compliance with the TACs issued by the Labour Prosecution Office (MPT):
2 – Compliance with legal requirements:
International Labour Conventions – ILO; Labour Law;
Environmental Crime Law;
Family agriculture law;
Corporate Law;
Regulatory Standards (Health and Safety);
Tax Legislation;
Consumer Protection Act;
Child and Adolescent Statute;
Status of the Elderly;
and others.
3 – Socioeconomic sustainability:
Fair price;
Mapping and risk assessment in the supply chain.
4 – Conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity:
Actions to preserve the environment;
Actions to ensure the sustainable use of biodiversity;
Environmental monitoring system;
Promotion of sustainable development.
5 – Traceability:
Monitoring of the entire production chain from plantation to consignment.
6 – Promotion of training and support for the supply chain:
Good harvesting practices;
Human rights;
Labour rights;
Health and safety in carnauba field;
Conservation and preservation of biodiversity;
Audits in the supply chain, including family agriculture.
7 – Standards for the supply chain:
Compliance with TAC’s requirements;
Commitment to human rights;
Adhering to company’s code of conduct;
Not be singled out by Labour Prosecutor’s Office for slavery labour or any other labour crimes.
8 – Management system:
Organization Context – including: Accountability – Transparency – Ethical behaviour – Respect for the laws – Respect for human rights – Respect for International Standards of Behaviour – Equal treatment and opportunities;
Stakeholders – Respect for the interests of stakeholders;
Social responsibility policy;
Risks and opportunities aligned with the core themes of social responsibility and its issues;
Due Diligence;
Assessment of opportunities for improvement and innovation;
Feedback and Discussion platform for complaints, conflicts or disagreements.

Assurance

The Bioethical Carnauba Seal’s audits are carried out annually by the internationally recognized accreditation body TÜV Rheinland. The seal is valid for 5 years ensuring long-term commitment to social responsibility and traceability in the carnauba supply chain. It applies TÜV Rheinland trustworthy and robust system to continuously monitor and verify the company and its supply chain.
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TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland stands for safety and quality in virtually all areas of business and life. Founded almost 150 years ago, the company is one of the world’s leading testing service providers with more than 20,000 employees and annual revenues of 2 billion euros. TÜV Rheinland’s highly qualified experts test technical systems and products around the world, support innovations in technology and business, train people in numerous professions and certify management systems according to international standards. In doing so, the independent experts generate trust in products as well as processes across global value-adding chains and the flow of commodities. The word “ethics” can be interpreted in many ways around the world. However, the United Nations – UN has worked in a series of guiding principles which includes a UN Global Compact to align business strategies across the globe towards responsible behavior. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

FONCEPI MISSION

To produce the best carnauba wax in the market in a sustainble and ethical matter fulfulling or exceeding the customers expectations, taking care of the carnauba future always respecting the legal requirements.
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