ISO 9001 is regarding quality management systems and is given when an organization is consistent with its product, satisfies customer wants, and meets all regulatory requirements.
Meeting the requirements of the ISO contributes to SDG 1, 9, 12, and 14. These are concerned with No Poverty, Industry Innovation, and Infrastructure, Responsible Consumption and production as well as life below water, due to the requirements on water waste management.
ISO 14001 is an environmental management system, which focuses on minimizing the environmental impact of the production facilities, in accordance with local laws.
This is concerned with Goal 7, Goal 12, Goal 13, and Goal 15 of the United Nations Sustainable development goals, concerned with Affordable and Clean Energy, responsible consumption and production, climate action, and life on land.
ISO 45001, concerned with OHSAS (Occupational Health & Safety Assessment System) is an ISO that takes employee safety to the foremost by providing safe working conditions for employees and ensuring that no employees are harmed in the production process. This is concerned with Goal 9 of the UN SDGs, Industry, innovation, and infrastructure.
Spa Ceylon has obtained a Good Manufacturing Practices certification from NMRA (National Medicines Regulatory Authority) in Sri Lanka, along with GMP ISO 22716, which is concerned with Good Manufacturing Practices for cosmetic products.
Certificate of Ethical Trading (CET) is a certificate provided by the Chamber of Exports, which comprises of 8 principles- good trading practices, payment of statutory wages, no child labor, and forced labor, Non-Discrimination, Gender Equity and Freedom of Association, working conditions, capacity building, promotion of good values and environment. This meets the targets for SDG 1 (No poverty), Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), Goal 9 (Industry, innovation, and infrastructure), Goal 10 (reduced inequalities), Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) and Goal 13 (Climate Action).
A large number of our raw materials are locally sourced, natural, and cruelty-free from Ceylon. All third parties from which we buy our raw materials are certified cruelty-free. We are also looking at transitioning to vegan materials. While beeswax and bees honey are valuable components of Ayurveda and are here to stay- we source them from the natural origin without damaging the valuable ecosystems that they help thrive.
While our products may not be vegan, due to the usage of beeswax and bee honey being integral components in Ayurveda, we are looking to formulate products that are better suited to the vegan diet. We are currently looking to make some (though not all) existing products vegan while formulating new vegan recipes without compromising the quality of our products.
While some of our products use plastic, we are looking forward to actively transitioning into more sustainable plastics, which we can recycle better. PET and PCR plastics are at the top of our agenda for 2022, while we are transitioning many suitable products to glass and metal packaging which can easily be upcycled.