Garnier has officially received its cruelty-free accreditation after officially pulling out from the Chinese market.
Cruelty-Free International approved the haircare brand under its Leaping Bunny program. The Leaping Bunny is a globally recognized gold standard for cruelty-free cosmetics, personal care, household and cleaning products. Companies holding this standard are genuinely committed to removing animal testing from their supply chain.
The Leaping Bunny is the only cruelty-free license that requires a supplier monitoring system to be implemented by the brand, supply chain checking for animal testing right down to ingredient manufacturer level, adherence to a fixed cut-off date policy, and acceptance of ongoing independent audits to ensure compliance.
To meet Leaping Bunny’s criteria, Garnier had to secure a declaration from more than 500 suppliers, who source more than 3,000 different ingredients, from across the world.
Since some products in China are required by law to be tested on animals, Garnier pulled out from that Market.
“Garnier is a global brand familiar to us all. “
“To work with them to help end animal testing for cosmetics and declare them officially approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Programme is a real milestone.”
“It has taken many months, but Garnier has diligently reviewed every supplier and source and we’re completely confident with the results.”Michelle Thew CEO of Cruelty Free International
Cruelty-Free International is also calling on the L’Oréal Group and its subsidiaries to seek Leaping Bunny approval.
L’Oréal is Garnier’s parent company, and it is considered the world’s most valuable cosmetics brand globally’. It is worth a staggering $11,747 million.
We must denote that although Garnier is now 100 percent cruelty-free in terms of animal testing, not all of its products are vegan-friendly.