The Vegan Society is a registered charity and the oldest vegan society in the world, founded in 1944 in England. The charity motto is to promote ways of living free from animal products for the benefit of people, animals and the environment. The Vegan logo is is a symbol of the Vegan 'Animal-free' Standards. It appears on thousands of animal free products, and is displayed by cosmetic products companies, that have been registered with The Vegan Society. The Vegan Certificate standards criteria are following:
- No Animal Ingredients - The manufacture and/or development of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative
- No Animal Testing - The development and/or manufacture of the product, and where applicable its ingredients, must not involve, or have involved, testing of any sort on animals conducted at the initiative of the manufacturer or on its behalf, or by parties over whom the manufacturer has effective control.
- No Genetically Modified Organisms - The development and/or production of genetically modified organisms (GMO) must not have involved animal genes or animal-derived substances. Products put forward for registration which contain or may contain any GMOs must be labelled as such.
Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) is an Australian independent, non-profit organisation which actively promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle. CCF is funded by subscriptions, Licensee fees, donations and fundraising activities. All monies raised go toward the production of CCF literature. All CCF work is performed by volunteers who believe in a cruelty-free lifestyle.
CCF is designed to:
- Encourage manufacturers and service providers to adopt a cruelty-free ethic.
- Survey companies which claim to sell products that have not been tested on animals and do not contain cruelty-derived ingredients and accredits (without charging a fee) companies which satisfy CCF's criteria. Accreditation criteria is probably the most stringent in the world today.
- Make available (by way of a licensing arrangement) an independent, consumer recognised logo which manufacturers can incorporate in their labelling and advertising material to readily identify their companies as cruelty-free.
- Make people aware of their power, as consumers, to change attitudes about testing products on animals.
Consumers have the power to make positive change- by shopping cruelty free, you can help end the suffering of thousands of innocent animals!Our Choose Cruelty Free certified products /brands are: A'KIN
BDIH is the Association of Industries and Trading Firms for pharmaceuticals, health care products, food supplements and personal hygiene products. The Association, located in Mannheim, Germany, has organized over 440 producers and distributors of
• Cosmetics and Natural Cosmetics
• Food Supplements
• Nutritonal Foods
• Over-the-counter Medications
• Medical Devices
In 1996, working together with leading natural cosmetics producers, the BDIH developed comprehensive guidelines for certified natural cosmetics, keeping in mind the expectations of consumers. On the basis of these guidelines, an independent institute has tested more than 2.000 products for their contents and production methods.The makers of the products marked with the BDIH "Certified Natural Cosmetics" seal use natural raw material such as plant oils, fats and waxes, herbal extracts and essential oils and aromatic materials from controlled biological cultivation or controlled biological wild collection. In addition to the careful selection of raw materials, the ecological impact of each product plays an important role.
The Soil Association is the UK leading membership charity campaigning for healthy, humane and sustainable food, farming and land use. Founded in 1946, it has over 27,000 members today. It developed the world’s first organic certification system in 1967 - standards which have since widened to encompass agriculture, aquaculture, ethical trade, food processing, forestry, health & beauty, horticulture and textiles. Today it certifies over 80% of organic produce in the UK.
Our Soil Association Organic certified products /brands are: HERBFARMACY, SPIEZIA, VOYA, YES
COSMEBIO is the leading ecological and organic cosmetics professional association. It brings together all of the players in the cosmetic industry and currently represents more than 350 members in France and abroad. These members include cosmetic laboratories, distributors, contract manufacturers and raw material suppliers. Cosmebio labels offer a guarantee to customers that the labeled cosmetics they purchase comply with Environmental standards and are truly organic.
This label attests that product composition complies with the following criteria :
- At least 95% natural ingredients or derived from natural sources.
- At least 95% of plant ingredients are produced by Organic Farming
- At least 10% of product contents are produced by Organic Farming
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members and supporters. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. The companies who carry this bunny logo have signed documents with PETA stating the PETA's Cruelty-Free standards- no ingredients or finished product tested on animals, no labs contracted by their ingredients supplier or their own company to do animal testing.
Our PETA Cruelty-Free certified products /brands are: RADIUS , PRITI NYC
ECOCERT us an organic certification organisation, founded in France in 1991. It is based in Europe but conducts inspections in over 80 countries, making it one of the largest certification organisations in the world. ECOCERT certifies food&food products, cosmetics, detergents, perfumes, and textiles. ECOCERT is also a leading certifier of fair trade food, cosmetics and textiles as per ECOCERT Fair Trade standards. Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for "natural and organic cosmetics". Introduced in 2003, the specification was drawn up in conjunction with all stakeholders in the value chain, i.e. experts, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, consumers and development organisations. Ecocert currently supports and guides more than 1,000 companies through their certification processes. The basic principles of the Ecocert standard:
- the use of ingredients derived from renewable resources, manufactured by environmentally friendly processes
- the absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, animal-derived ingredients (unless naturally produced by them: milk, honey, etc)
- the biodegradable or recyclable nature of packaging.
- for both labels, Ecocert Standard imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients come from natural origin
- for the natural and organic cosmetic label- a minimum of 95% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 10% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming
- for the natural cosmetic label- a minimum of 50% of all plant-based ingredients in the formula and a minimum of 5% of all ingredients by weight must come from organic farming.