BDIH (Bund deutscher Industrie- und Handelsunternehmen – Federal Association of Industrial and Commercial Companies, www.bdih.de) is an internationally active association located in Germany. BDIH is one of the oldest and most stringent European certification systems created in Germany. It was founded in 1951 and represents the interests of manufacturers and trading firms in the area of health-related products, which also includes cosmetic products. BDIH has about 400 member companies from all areas of the association’s activities.
In cooperation with leading German manufacturers of natural cosmetics, BDIH established the first natural cosmetics standard worldwide by a producer’s association that guarantees a permanent company-independent control of each product the control mark is awarded to.
The BDIH label is a trustworthy distinctive mark for the consumer, identifying products that meet his expectations concerning natural and organic cosmetics. The relevance of the testing criteria is acknowledged internationally by consumer associations and authorities, and accordingly the control mark sees its role also as contributing actively to fair competition.