Vegan & cruelty free LOGO GUIDE

As a follow up to our Fair Trade logo guide, we’ve also found a number of organizations that certify vegan products and brands but what do all these logos mean?

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It turns out that “Not tested on animals” could only mean that they aren’t tested on animals but could still contain animal products. Same goes for those that say “Certified Vegan” but could still have been tested on animals. So logos and labels should we look for to guarantee that the products we buy have no animal products and have not been tested on animals? Which certification programs independently monitor and screen these products that add labels that make consumers think they are animal friendly? Here’s what we should all be looking for below:

Label to look for Organisation What is means
petalogo PETA: Beauty without bunnies is a program designed for compassionate shoppers the company and their ingredient suppliers do not conduct, commission, or pay for any tests on animals for ingredients, formulations, or finished products. Requires companies to complete a short questionnaire and sign a statement of assurance. Verified by PETA
leaping-bunny-cruelty-free-logo The Leaping Bunny (BUAV: British Union Against Vivisection) The company and their ingredient suppliers do not conduct or commission animal testing of their products. They also agree to be audited once every three years by an independent assessor, or, in the case of smaller companies, a “spot-check,” commissioned by the CCIC and performed by an accredited auditor
choose-cruelty-free-registered-logo-150x150 Not Tested on Animals by CCF (Choose Cruelty Free) none of its products and ingredients have ever been tested on animals by it, by anyone on its behalf, by its suppliers or anyone on their behalf and must not contain any ingredients derived specifically from killing an animal or provided as a by-product from killed animals
verified by Choose Cruelty Free (CCF)
CCF also will not accredit companies unless all parent and subsidiaries are also accredited
trademark-logo-150x121 Vegan Society This product and ingredients do not contain any animal product, by-product or derivative and must not involve testing of any sort on animals by the manufacturers or on its behalf, or by any third parties


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