LONDON, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - Today, The Body Shop welcomes the signals
that the Chinese authorities are adopting a new approach to testing for
cosmetics for domestically manufactured ordinary products (such as
shampoo, skincare or perfume).
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Welcoming these reports, The Body Shop's CEO and Chairman Jeremy
Schwartz comments, "As the first beauty company to take action against
animal testing for cosmetics, these reports mark a truly historic
moment. We congratulate the Chinese authorities for this important
The Body Shop was the first and most long-standing cosmetics company to
take action on the issue of animal testing for cosmetic purposes. It
started its campaign in 1989 and was the first major voice on the
subject. All The Body Shop products are both vegetarian and none are
tested on animals. This principal was established in 1989. The Body
Shop was the first international cosmetics company to be certified
under the Humane Cosmetics Standard.
In 1996 The Body Shop founder Dame Anita Roddick joined Cruelty Free
International's founding organisation the BUAV, and its European
partners, in presenting a petition of 4 million signatures to the
Today, The Body Shop continues to support its founding message that
animal testing should be banned and also supports Cruelty Free
International's call for a global end to animal testing for cosmetics.
In March 2013, The Body Shop celebrated the EU Ban which ended the
import and sale of animal testing across the region. In October 2013,
The Body Shop presented Cruelty Free International with over 1 million
signatures from customers across the world supporting the introduction
of a global ban.
The Body Shop will continue to campaign to stop the testing of cosmetics
in all countries around the world.
SOURCE: The Body Shop
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