Choose Cruelty Free
Choose Cruelty Free (CCF) is an independent, non-profit organisation. CCF surveys companies which claim to sell products that have not been tested on animals and do not contain cruelly-derived ingredients and accredits companies which satisfy CCF's criteria. CCF will not accredit a manufacturer if any of its products contain any ingredients:
CCF also will not accredit companies unless all parent and subsidiaries (example The Body Shop being owned by L'Oreal) are also accredited. This is one of the reasons that lists produced by other organisations may include companies that CCF would not accredit. Companies applying for accreditation by CCF must sign a legally-binding contract to the effect that what they have said in their application is the truth about their practices. CCF has never accepted 'Statements of assurances' - the company must fill in the detailed Questionnaire and sign the contract.
The manufacturer of products and all related corporations (if any) must satisfy one of the following criteria:
- The never tested rule
None of its products and none of its product ingredients have ever been tested on animals by it, by anyone on its behalf, by its suppliers or anyone on their behalf;
- The five year (or +) rolling rule
None of its products and none of its product ingredients have been tested on animals by it, by anyone on its behalf, by its suppliers or anyone on their behalf at any time within a period of five years immediately preceding the date of application for accreditation.
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