A Guide To Certifications

A Guide To Certifications

September 14, 2023

At Evergreen, we pride ourselves and stocking products that are good for you and good for the planet.  We also like to offer a wide breadth of choice, so you can shop the way you want, taking into account the things that are important to you.

You may have noticed our products are tagged with different certifications - this is to make it easier for you to understand their eco credentials. Take a look at our handy guide to what they all mean so you can make informed shopping choices and trust when you buy from us. 

Doing Business the 'Right' way

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1% for the Planet

  % for the Planet member businesses give at least 1% of their annual sales directly to approved environmental partners. They can do this by donating the equivalent of 1% of sales through a combination of monetary, in-kind and approved promotional expenses. 

For more information about 1% For the Planet take a look at our helpful blog.

Click here to shop products that are part of the program.


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B-Corp is an organisation that 'envisions a global economy that uses business as a force for good'. B-Corp Certified brands must meet high standards of verified performance, accountability, and transparency on factors including high social and environmental performance, accountability to stakeholders and transparency of their business practises.

Find out more about B-Corp Certification in our blog here

Shop B-Corp Certified brands here


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Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers around the world, but particularly in lower income countries. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices (which must never fall lower than the market price),workers can improve their position and have more control over their lives.

Find out more about Fairtrade in our blog here

Shop B-Corp Certified brands here


No Animal Products

If you follow a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle or diet, keep an eye out for the following certifications on our site and in our stores

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Vegan And Vegetarian Approved From The Vegetarian Society 

The Vegetarian Society inspires and supports people in making the shift to vegetarian and vegan diets and lifestyles. As well as help, advice and community classes, they have a set of Vegetarian Society Approved trademarks to help make staying away from animal products a easier.

Find out more about the Vegetarian Society trademarks with our helpful blog here

View our Vegetarian Society Approved products here


Organically Produced

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Soil Association Organic

 Formed over 75 years ago, the Soil Association acquires and maintains farmland sustainably and connects the public with land stewardship as well as educating people about sustainable choices through their Food for Life campaign. They also run the UK’s largest organic certification body - Soil Association Organic

Find our more about the Soil Association certification in our blog here

View our Soil Association Organic products here



Sustainably Farmed

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Friend of the Sea Sustainable Omega-3 standard

For an Omega-3 supplement or oil to be certified Friend of the Sea sustainable, the product must:

  • come from trimmings or by-cuts from seafood processing or from Friend of the Sea approved fisheries
  • target a not overexploited fish stock
  • be selective, thus not generate more than 8% discard
  • not bycatch endangered species
  • be managed considering its impact on the ecosystem, manage its waste and be energy efficient
Processing of the fish and omega-3 must be carried out in line with Environment Management System practices and Social Accountability principles
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MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) Certified

MSC certification ensure the fish-based Omega 3 in the product comes from a fishery that has been independently certified to the MSC’s standard for a well-managed and sustainable fishery. This also takes into account using sustainable fish stocks and minimisation of the environmental impact.

Natural Cosmetics & Clean Beauty


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Natrue Certified

For a product to carry the NATRUE Label, at least 75% of the products of its brand or sub-brand need to be natural, derived natural or nature-identical certified to be granted the seal. 

Find out more about the NATRUE Certification here in our helpful blog

To shop our range of NATRUE Certified products please click here

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Cosmos Organic Standard for organic and natural cosmetics

As well as certifying food, the Soil Association has also created an international standard for the beauty and wellbeing industry - COSMOS. Its main principles centre around promoting the use of products from organic agriculture, respecting biodiversity, using natural resources responsibly and respecting the environment.

Cruelty Free

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Leaping Bunny Certified

The Leaping Bunny programme - run by Cruelty Free International - is regarded as a global gold standard for cruelty free cosmetics, personal care and household products. They are the leading global certification to look out for to ensure products have no animal-testing in their ingredients or finished products and that they have been produced Cruelty Free.

Find out more about the Leaping Bunny Certification in our helpful blog.

    To shop our range of Leaping Bunny Certified Products click here


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    Peta Approved

    PETA US lists companies and brands that don’t test on animals anywhere in the world. These companies refuse to conduct, commission, pay for, or allow tests on animals for any of their ingredients, formulations, or products anywhere in the world.   

    Find out more about the Beauty Without Bunnies program here  

    To shop our range of PETA approved products, please click here


    Sensitive Skin 

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    Allergy UK

    Allergy UK is a charity dedicated to supporting those living with allergies. They also approve products that have been reviewed and tested by Allergy Research Ltd as helping to 'make life more comfortable for people living with allergy'

    Shop our range of Allergy UK Approved products here


    Ingredient Transparency

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    Informed Sport

    Informed Sport is the only global banned substance testing and certification programme that tests every single batch of a product before being released to market. Any product bearing the Informed Sport logo or on-pack descriptor allows you to know it has undergone rigorous testing for substances banned in sport.

    Find out more about the Informed Sport Certification here in our helpful blog

    To shop our range of Informed Sport Certified products click here


     natrue certified


    see above under 'Clean Beauty'


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