The Senate Bill 532/2015 has been approved by the Committee on Transparency, Governance, Supervision and Control and Consumer Protection (CTFC) of the Brazilian Senate.

According to the new bill, organic cosmetic products must have their raw materials certified according to Organic Agriculture Regulation (10.831/2003) or be produced by an organic or sustainable farming process that is not detrimental to local ecosystems.

The new bill states the production of organic cosmetic ingredients should “whenever possible comply with organic and mechanical farming methods, as opposed to the use of synthetic materials, it should prohibit the use of genetically modified organisms and ionizing radiation at any stage of the production, transformation, storage, distribution and marketing processes, and aim at protecting the environment.”

Further details on the standard have not yet been released.