The Standard is intended for auditing and certification of HPC safety and quality management systems, covering:
- Sector A; the manufacturing of home care products (e.g. detergents, fabric softener, dish washing tablets etc.)
- Sector B; the manufacturing of personal care products (e.g. shampoo, lipsticks, cotton pads, soap),
- Sector C; (bio)chemical manufacturing (HPC ingredients e.g. vitamins, additives and bio-extracts(but excluding technical and technological aids of the manufacturing process),
- Sector D; the manufacturing of HPC product packaging (e.g. direct, indirect contact with the HPC products).
Transport and storage on site and as part of an operation are included. The Standard is applicable to all organizations in the HPC supply chain in these categories, regardless of size and complexity, whether profit-making or not and whether public or private.