Humane Society International (HSI) Collaboration

In October 2018, Unilever announced that we will be supporting a global initiative from Humane Society International, which aims to reform regulatory legislation with the aim of achieving a global ban on animal testing for cosmetic safety assessment by 2023 #BeCrueltyFree.

The multi-year, open, global collaboration aims to develop capability across companies, regulatory authorities and other interested parties to enable all safety decisions for cosmetics to be based on non-animal approaches.

The collaboration will focus on delivering three primary objectives:

• Global harmonization of non-animal cosmetic safety assessment legislation.

• Sharing information on decision-making approaches without new animal testing with regulators and other stakeholders.

• Building long term capability through investment in education & training.

Further information on details of the initiative and details on how to get involved can be found at:

Non-Animal Cosmetic Safety Assessment (NACSA) Overview

Press Releases:

https://www.unilever.com/news/press-releases/2018/unilever-supports-calls-for-a-worldwide-animal-testing-ban-on-cosmetics.html

http://www.hsi.org/news/press_releases/2018/10/unilever-backs-bcf-global-100918-1.html

Further detail on the proposed training and education topics to be covered:

Education and Training Topics