Surya Brasil Awards and Certifications
An International Award-Winning Brand
The only Brazilian company to win two awards from the American Chamber of Commerce in 2012. Prêmio Eco presented Surya Brasil with an award for Strategy Leadership, Innovation and Sustainability and one for Practices of Sustainability. www.premioceo.com.br
Winner of the 2009 and 2010 Best of Beauty Awards from Better Nutrition, the shopping magazine for natural living for the effective formulation of Surya Brasil Henna Cream and Color Fixation products. www.betternutrition.com
Winner of the 2008 and 2010 Quelle Sante publication awards promoting healthy living, organic and natural foods and products. Amazonia Preciosa Hair Masks and Sapien Men products awarded. www.quelle-sante.com
2009 Prêmio Eco Award presented by Valor Economico and AMCHAM in the category of Sustainable Business Model www.premioceo.com.br
Winner of the 2008 Nova Cosmopolitan “We Love Green” beauty awards for Surya Brasil’s Moisturizing Lotion. www.nova.abril.com.br
Social Responsibility Award in 2010 from Apex Brasil, a promoter of the internationalization of Brazilian exports. www.apexbrasil.com.br
2010 honor received from L’Observatorie des Cosmetiques for the formulation of Surya Brasil’s natural Anti-septic Hand Sanitizer www.observatoirredescosmetiques.com
Sapien Men Shaving Cream was selected by Natural Solution as a winner of the 2009 Beauty with a Conscience Award. www.naturalsolutionsmag.com
Instinct magazine awarded Sapien Men Hair Styling Gel as the number one choice in their 2011 Grooming Awards. www.instinctmagazine.com
Amazonia Preciosa Hair Masks were awarded in the Celebs on Sunday UK Mirror supplement in 2009. www.mirror.co.uk
Color Fixation shampoo voted one of the best natural shampoos on the market in 2013. http://www.chicandgreendaily.com/
Natural, Organic & Vegan Certified
Sold in over thirty countries around the world, including, but not limited to Australia, Brazil, Canada,Chile, France, Greece, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Panama, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Uruguay and the United States, Surya Brasil’s natural, organic and vegan hair and skincare products are proudly certified and affiliated with the following organizations.
Ecocert is an inspection and certification body established in France in 1991 by agronomists aware of the need to develop environmentally friendly agriculture and of the importance of offering recognition to those committed to this method of production
Certified Vegan guaranteed not to be tested on animals or to contain ingredients of animal origin. The Logo is administered by The Vegan Awareness Foundation (official name of Vegan Action), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about veganism and to assist vegan-friendly businesses. Vegan is defined as: no animal or animal by-products to include flesh, bones, dairy, eggs, honey, fur, leather, wool, down feathers, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.
PETA cruelty-free certified given by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an organization dedicated to defending animal rights. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA works to stop all animal cruelty and focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely, for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry.
FSC certification (Forest Stewardship Council) ensuring that paper production is made of the wood derived from reforested areas and other controlled sources, and assuring respect for the environment and for workers. The FSC Principles and Criteria provide a foundation for all forest management standards globally, including the FSC US National Standard (v1.0) that guides forest management certification in the U.S.
COSMEBIO is the Professional Association for Natural, Ecological and Organic cosmetics. COSMEBIO federates the professional players in the industry and brings together over 390 members in France and abroad. Since 2002, COSMEBIO has been working to promote natural and ecological cosmetics made with ingredients from organic farming and developed using green technologies (green chemistry).
Fair Trade Certified requires rigorous protection of local ecosystems and ensures that farmers receive a harvest price, which will allow them to practice sustainable agriculture and eventually transform into an organic agriculture for a better environment.
Surya Brasil is a member of the Brazilian Trade Association for Natural Products and Well-Being brings together companies that market natural products with environmental responsibility.
The company is also a member of The Compact for Safe Cosmetics and Organic Trade Association.
Surya Brasil also follows ISO 14000 standards related to environmental management that exists to help organizations (a) minimize how their operations (processes etc.) negatively affect the environment (An integral part of the European Union’s Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS).
As of 2014, Surya Brasil is in the process of registering for USDA Organic Certification.