Indicates that the manufacturer of this product has been certified as cruelty-free by The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC). CCIC's certification, indicated by the Leaping Bunny logo, provides "assurance that no new animal testing is used in any phase of product development by the company, its laboratories, or suppliers." To be certified, companies must agree to the Leaping Bunny Corporate Standard of Compassion for Animals, a voluntary pledge that "cosmetic, personal care, and/or household product companies make to clear animal testing from all stages of product development. The company's ingredient suppliers make the same pledge and the result is a product guaranteed to be 100 percent free of new animal testing. All Leaping Bunny companies must be open to independent audits, and commitments are renewed on an annual basis." For more information, visit www.leapingbunny.org.
Only the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label allows you to identify biobased products with confidence. This label assures consumers that the product has been verified by the Department of Agriculture to contain a quantity of biobased content (agricultural, forestry or marine materials). The quantity of biobased content is shown as a percentage on the label. When a manufacturer applies for this certification, they agree to undergo third party testing to verify the biobased content of their product. To learn more visit http://www.biopreferred.gov/Default.aspx
Indicates this product has been certified as meeting the US Environmental Protection Agency Safer Product Standard. Every ingredient in the product has been reviewed by EPA scientists. In addition to safer ingredients, EPA's Safer Choice Standard also includes requirements for performance, packaging, pH, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Formerly labeled US EPA Design for the Environment. (http://www2.epa.gov/saferchoice/learn-about-safer-choice-label)
PETA Animal Treatment Assessment
Indicates the manufacturer of this product is on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) "Does Not Test on Animals” List. According to PETA, this list includes companies that have stated they do not “conduct any animal tests that are not required by law,” either by signing PETA’s statement of assurance or provided a “statement verifying that they do not conduct or commission any non-required animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and that they pledge not to do so in the future.”