MADE SAFE® Supporter Program | MADE SAFE Certification | MADE SAFE Nontoxic Certification | Other Ingredient Services | Get Started Working With Us
MADE SAFE is the only comprehensive human health certification screening products across a wide array of household categories. We give shoppers a way to know which products are safe to use, as well as work with brands to provide a roadmap for manufacturing products with MADE SAFE ingredients not known or suspected to harm human health or ecosystems.
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. We’ve developed a 360-degree approach for examining ingredients to consider human health, environmental persistence, off-gassing, as well as aquatic and animal toxicity. By providing this information, formulators, brands, and retailers can learn where potential issues may exist, how to manufacture MADE SAFE approved products, and develop strategies to become part of a circular economy.
The MADE SAFE Screening Process uses a hazard-based approach that identifies potentially problematic ingredients and encourages substitution. We aim to close data gaps on ingredients, even those currently in use in the marketplace. Our process allows Made Safe to determine, using current available science, if an ingredient is expected to harm humans or the wider ecosystem.
This approach is different from all other programs in existence and is a critical step toward a safe and sustainable future where we eliminate harmful chemicals and materials from production and use.
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.
MADE SAFE 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. It’s also a good place for brands to start that are interested in certification as a first step.
As part of becoming a Supporter, brands may use our We Support Made Safe artwork on their website, on social media, and other PR materials (not on product or packaging).
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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, brands can demonstrate confidently that their products have been screened to ensure that no known toxic chemicals are used. This gives shoppers comfort 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 ask that brands commit to the goal of certifying 75% of products over time and we will recognize those efforts along the way. We want to help brands 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.
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MADE SAFE Nontoxic Certification™
After 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 and/or Member to access these services.
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.
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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