Our main efforts have focused on collecting as many petition signatures as we could – both for an International UN petition as well as in support of a Canadian Bill (Bill S-214, The Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act). With your help, we have secured over 900,000 signatures from Canadians! Our store teams have submitted signatures to Parliament and have met with their local MPs to share this incredible effort. The Body Shop has partnered with key stakeholders, lobbying to push Bill S-214 to the House of Commons. And while Bill S-214 may not make it all the way through in this sitting, we will continue to focus our efforts on ensuring a government bill to Ban Cosmetic Animal is introduced after the election.
We believe all these campaigning efforts – marches on parliament, pet festivals, petition signatures, government lobbying, emails and phone calls – will secure a ban on cosmetic animal testing in Canada. We know Canada wants a ban. Let’s see this through!
The Body Shop products undergo extensive testing to ensure they are safe and effective for use, while remaining cruelty-free. We use three main testing methods:
Look out for the Leaping Bunny Logo. The Leaping Bunny Logo can only be displayed by brands that don’t test on animals. We’re proud to feature the Leaping Bunny Logo on all of our products because it shows our commitment to being Forever Against Animal Testing in cosmetics.
The Body Shop believes that beauty products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny approved. A global program, Leaping Bunny required cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.
All our own brand cosmetic and personal care products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny program, the internationally recognizable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited.
For more information about Cruelty Free International, Leaping Bunny and Leaping Bunny criteria, please visit www.crueltyfreeinternational.org
The Body Shop started campaigning to end animal testing in cosmetics, the first global cosmetics company to do so.
Following our sustained campaign, the UK government banned animal testing of cosmetic products and ingredients.
Campaigning by The Body Shop and BUAV (British Union for the Abolition)
Campaigning by The Body Shop and BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection, now Cruelty Free International) contributed to a European Union ban on animal testing in cosmetic products.
The European Union implements its ban on animal testing in cosmetic ingredients.
We celebrate history. The sale and import of animal tested products and ingredients is banned, completing the EU ban. Our campaign with Cruelty Free International collects 1 million signatures.
Influencing significant progress across the world as South Korea, New Zealand and India now have a variety of bans in place. Australia is set to follow with a ban promised by July 2017 as is Taiwan in 2019. Cruelty Free International have trained scientists in Vietnam and are now discussing with Thailand and other governments the possibility of a ban across ASEAN.
The Body Shop, with Cruelty Free International, launches #ForeverAgainstAnimalTesting: the biggest global campaign to ban cosmetic animal testing! The Body Shop reaches 3 million petition signatures in just 4 months.
We reach our goal of 8 million signatures and present this to the United Nations to call for a global ban on cosmetic animal testing. Meanwhile, The Body Shop Canada localizes campaign efforts in support of Bill S-214 (Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act).
We continue to see great progress across the world. In June, Nevada became the second state after California to end the sale of newly animal-tested cosmetics, while in Canada all three major parties have spoken in favour of the Canadian Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act. Cosmetics animal testing prohibitions come into force in Taiwan and the House of Representatives in Colombia voted in favour of a bill to end the use of animals in tests for cosmetic products and ingredients.