In September 2017, the European Federation of Cosmetic Ingredients EFfCI released a new version of the EFfCI certification system. In this article, we summarize for you what certified companies should pay attention to when switching to the new version.
Since its initial publication in 2005, the EFfCI Standard has been revised four times. The most recent revision was prompted by the publication of ISO 9001:2015, on which the EFfCI Standard is based on. Although the harmonization of the EFfCI system with ISO 9001:2015 brings some changes, the consequences for certified sites are limited.
We recommend that sites certified to the 2012 version of the EFfCI system migrate to the new version as soon as possible in order to have completed the transition before the end of 2018. This is because on January 1, 2019, all certificates under the 2012 version will lose their validity.
The switch can be made as part of either a surveillance or recertification audit.