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MADE SAFE is the first and only comprehensive human health certification that screens products across a wide array of non-food categories.

From certification to behind-the-scenes ingredient work, Made Safe brings world-class science to companies of every size, making it possible for companies to afford scientific, deeply researched and chemist-analyzed ingredient information. This allows formulators and brands to learn where potential issues may exist. Our 360-degree approach to ingredient information gives companies a strategy to make products with MADE SAFE ingredients.

MADE SAFE Screening Process: We use a hazard-based approach that identifies potentially problematic ingredients and encourages substitution. Our process examines ingredients and materials using the MADE SAFE Toxicant Database to ensure there are no known behavioral toxins, carcinogens, developmental toxins, endocrine disruptors, fire retardants, GMOs, heavy metals, neurotoxins, high risk pesticides, reproductive toxins, synthetic biology, toxic solvents or harmful VOCs used in products.

Then we go above and beyond known toxic offenders to work with chemists to evaluate each ingredient to ensure that it doesn’t bioaccumulate; build up in the environment, sediment, or soil; contribute to air pollution; or cause aquatic or animal harm.

Determine Which Made Safe Program to Pursue 

Brands must be Supporters or Members to access all services. Annual fees & screening fees are all calculated on a sliding scale based on company size.


Level 1: MADE SAFE Ingredient Supporter Program

This program is for brands that support the Made Safe principles and may be interested in working with us to begin examining their processes and ingredients, but aren’t ready for full certification.

As part of becoming a supporter, brands may use the Supporter badge on their website but not in relation to ANY specific product or ON any specific brand packaging.

Supporters may run two CAS Registry Numbers® through Ingredient Diligence for free and have access to limited member opportunities.

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Level 2: MADE SAFE Certification

Products carrying the revolutionary MADE SAFE (Made With Safe Ingredients) seal are a major step toward creating a healthy and sustainable product marketplace. With this seal, shoppers know at the point of purchase that products are safe for use on their bodies, with their families, and in their homes.

Our certification is rigorous, scientific, and unique. We want to help you craft MADE SAFE products, and we work closely with brands undergoing this process, as well as on an ongoing basis on new ingredients, products, and innovation.

What we are doing is revolutionary. We are, for the very first time, providing rules for making products from a base of MADE SAFE ingredients. The MADE SAFE seal is an incredible badge of honor. Brands with certified products report that they learn from our process and are proud to bestow our seal on their products. Our Member brands are pioneers for a safe and sustainable future.

We work under NDA to ensure privacy. Once brands are ready to publicize their efforts with us, we pour our energy into advocacy and raising consumer awareness.

Member brands receive a screening report for each ingredient in every product certified. They also have access to the MADE SAFE Screening Process on an ongoing basis for R & D purposes. Members can fully participate in educational, advocacy and awareness initiatives. All members will have early access to Made Safe Emerging Chemicals of Concern Reports and other topical webinars offered.

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Contains MADE SAFE Ingredients

In the event that some ingredients in a product do not pass the MADE SAFE certification screening process, we allow the Contains MADE SAFE Ingredients score on labels to show the number of approved ingredients within the product. Contains language is reserved only for Made Safe Member brands, and only on products for which they’re committed to eventually achieving full MADE SAFE certification.

MADE SAFE certification is a big ask for companies. Not all companies will be able to meet this standard tomorrow. Even companies founded on principles of making better products may not be able to achieve MADE SAFE certification immediately.

That’s why we allow Contains MADE SAFE Ingredients scores. It is important that there is a reward for being on the journey to MADE SAFE. Participation demonstrates that a company is a change-maker committed to supporting better ingredients and working toward the end-goal of eliminating the use of harmful ingredients.

With Contains MADE SAFE Ingredients, brands can convey to consumers that products are in process with us. Based upon screening results we will provide the language and logo for use on products.

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Level 3: MADE SAFE Nontoxic Certification™

Made Safe NTC seal imageAfter passing MADE SAFE a product may proceed to MADE SAFE Nontoxic certification, the most advanced testing available for pioneering brands that want to demonstrate that their products are free from toxins and don’t cause harm.

This certification uses a green chemistry approach to examine entire mixtures and conduct whole product lab testing in order to determine that an item is not toxic. Note that we do not conduct these tests. Testing is conducted by outside labs that have been approved by Made Safe. Prices for testing will vary.

Member brands receive a screening report for each ingredient in every product certified. They also have access to the MADE SAFE Screening Process on an ongoing basis for R & D purposes. Members can fully participate in educational, advocacy and awareness initiatives. All members will have early access to Made Safe Emerging Chemicals of Concern Reports and other topical webinars offered.

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Other Ingredient Services
Brands must be a Supporter or a Member to access these services.

Ingredient Diligence
We make world-class science available so that a brand can find out more about their ingredients and which ones may be good candidates for a safe substitution. Ingredient Diligence is a 360 degree screening approach that considers human health harm, possible animal and/or aquatic eco system harm, and environmental harm using a variety of data, modeling software and structural analysis.

Ingredient Diligence is useful to brands during the R&D process. Many brands considering reformulation want to know before they create IP around a product if there are any ingredients likely to cause harm or concern. Other brands simply use Ingredient Diligence to learn more about ingredients they’re currently using. It also helps brands close data gaps, and address issues of contamination, problematic sub-ingredients or troublesome secret ingredients within their own formulations.

This service is also a useful precursor to MADE SAFE certification screening if a brand isn’t sure that all ingredients will pass and has specific ingredient or product questions. The advantage to this pre-certification step is to enter the certification process with a high level of confidence that products will pass, validating the cost of certification.

This service is performed under NDA and a confidential Ingredient Diligence Screening Report with our comprehensive set of human health and environmental endpoints is given upon completion of screening. Usual turnaround time is 6-8 weeks.

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Compound Analysis
Our compound analysis work provides a material check that ensures raw materials and/or ingredients are as expected and don’t have contamination. We use this service prior to lab testing as well to ensure that products are made with items that are on the label. This looks at the primary peaks under Mass Spectrometry and uses other techniques as necessary.

In the current climate of consumer mistrust, it is not enough for a brand to take suppliers at their word for providing pure products. Ultimately a brand is at stake if their suppliers aren’t submitting exactly what they say at the levels they claim are in their ingredients. The only way to ensure that products are not being tainted from unexpected, un-labeled preservatives, supply chain contamination, and more is to validate through compound analysis testing. It is important for companies to have evidence that raw ingredients and mixtures are indeed as labeled and expected.

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Made Safe Innovation & Sustainability Course
Join us for one of our unique Innovation & Sustainability Courses. These sessions are intimate and customized, and address the making of sustainable products that today’s conscious consumer is looking for. Be prepared to learn the fundamentals of practicing green chemistry, basic methodology as well as on-the-ground application of the MADE SAFE process and how brands can incorporate these practices to make safer and more sustainable products.

Ingredient Research Analysis
Become part of our Ingredient Research team by donating money to our fund to conduct unique research to close data gaps and inform the community about ingredients in question.

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Get Started Working With Us

To learn more about our pricing (we do have a sliding scale) or what is right for your brand, please request a pricing estimate below:

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