Provital is first cosmetic ingredients supplier to fulfil Nagoya protocol requirements

nagoyaThe Nagoya Protocol has the aim of implementing the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out of the utilisation of genetic resources, thereby contributing to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Provital is proud to announce that it is the first cosmetic ingredients supplier worldwide to achieve the Internationally Recognised Certificate of Compliance (IRCC) at Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House (ABSCH), which is the official certificate to confirm that the company fulfils Nagoya Protocol requirements.

The R&D project that has gained this certificate will evaluate the cosmetic application of traditional plants from México and will guarantee a fair supply-chain for those plants found to have cosmetic activity.

The project will be done in collaboration with different communities of farmers of the State of Querétaro and with the Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro, in México.

This is a major achievement recognising the best practices applied by Provital in terms of respect for biodiversity and sustainability and the accomplishment of the rules on Access and Benefit-Sharing as established in the Nagoya Protocol. It has been possible thanks to the great cooperation with the Mexican authorities of SEMARNAT.

Provital is represented in South Africa by Savannah Fine Chemicals.

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