Thursday, November 05, 2009

Lush - Really Against Animal Testing

Against Animal Testing v2

Lush are firmly committed to a policy which not only precludes testing its products and ingredients on animals, or engaging with third-party suppliers to do so on their behalf, but we will also not buy any ingredient from any supplier that tests any of its materials on any animals for any purpose. This policy is unique in its field and is pioneering a new way to stop animal tests for cosmetics. Lush runs its own Supplier Specific Boycott Policy. There are clear benefits to this policy, which is different and distinct from the Fixed Cut-off Date policy employed by the Humane Cosmetics Standard.

But it doesn't stop there. Lush also actively support campaigns on important ethical issues that other international companies shy away from.

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Most Ethical Chocolate in the UK

Latest News from Plamil

Plamil have been rated as producing the most ethical chocolate, in Ethical Consumer magazine’s 2009 brand comparison. The study compared over 25 major brands on a range of issues from environmental, worker rights, supply chain, animal rights to sustainability.
Plamil’s Director Adrian Ling stated, “We’re delighted that Plamil have been rated highest. This company has always had more goals than just profit, and its great to be recognised for the social aspects we contribute towards. It may be a little odd to say, but its not that hard to ensure that every aspect of our business is as ethical as possible.
“We consider not only on the ‘headline’ ethical points such as ingredient sourcing, environmental issues or other typical company policies, but like all businesses it’s about choices. At Plamil we like to make what we consider the right choice, which is quite often very easy. Fortunately our customers are increasingly appreciating this with ever increasing sales!"