The Nature-Care-Products Standard (NCP standard) regulates the requirements for certified care products. Care products are defined as any product used to clean, preserve or protect common utensils, plants, textiles or food. The NCP standard particularly includes detergents and cleaning agents, textile and leather care products, pesticides and fertilizers. Such care products will always have some impact on the environment, whether through their manfacture, use, or disposal. The NCP standard sets minimum requirements for the ingredients and manufacturing processes of care products and so insure a natural product that works harmony with nature. It is based on the requirements of the EU Regulation on Organic Agriculture number 834/2007 and 889/2008.