Commitment to Cruelty-Free
Dr. Hauschka and NO Animal Testing
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care opposes animal testing. We do not perform animal testing nor do we use ingredients that have been tested on animals. Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products comply with guidelines regarding animal testing set forth by both PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals) and the BDIH (German Federation of Natural Products Manufacturers). Details on these guidelines may be accessed online at: www.peta.org and www.kontrollierte-naturkosmetik.de
Dr. Hauschka skin care products and cosmetics are manufactured by WALA Heilmittel GmbH. Since 1935 this company has been working with natural substances and thus has longstanding experience in this area as well as with practical nature conservation through the use of biodynamic cultivation methods. Since the inception of Dr. Hauschka Skin Care in 1967 we have always attached particular importance to the responsible development and manufacture of our products in a way that harms nature as little as possible.
And this is still the case today.
Of course this also means that, since 1967, no Dr. Hauschka Skin Care product has been tested on animals – either by us or by anyone else on our behalf.
When we use a new raw material in any of our products for the first time we require our suppliers to certify that these raw materials have not been tested on animals at any time after 1 January 1998 either by the suppliers themselves, by any company associated with them or on their behalf.
During their development the Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products are extensively tested on volunteers selected from amongst the company’s employees. In addition, before a new skin care product goes on the market we have dermatological tests performed on human volunteers by independent institutes. These tests confirm the good skin compatibility of our products.
Our raw materials have to conform to high standards of quality and purity which, together with strict quality controls, ensures a very high level of safety and quality of our preparations.
Of course, we will not test any of our Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products on animals in the future either, nor will we commission the performance of any such tests on our behalf.
In the context of our biodynamic cultivation of medicinal herbs and the certified organic farming practiced on our Demeter farm we are committed to an ethical, sustainable and responsible approach to animals and to the entire ecosystem in which we live.
Eckwälden, May 2006
Information from the Science Department, WALA Heilmittel GmbH
COMPANIES THAT DO NOT TEST ON ANIMALS
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