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.
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.
StatementBioethical 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.
PillarsThe 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;
Regulatory Standards (Health and Safety);
Consumer Protection Act;
Child and Adolescent Statute;
Status of the Elderly;
3 – Socioeconomic sustainability:
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;
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;
Assessment of opportunities for improvement and innovation;
Feedback and Discussion platform for complaints, conflicts or disagreements.
AssuranceThe 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.