What is Leaping Bunny Certified?

What is Leaping Bunny Certified?

The rigorous standards of the Leaping Bunny certification ensure that consumers can confidently choose products that align with their values of compassion and animal welfare. Unlike some other certifications, Leaping Bunny requires companies to go beyond just testing the final products on animals – they must ensure that none of the ingredients used in their formulations have been tested on animals either.

This commitment to cruelty-free practices extends throughout the entire supply chain, from raw material suppliers to manufacturers and beyond. Each company seeking certification must provide verifiable evidence that they have obtained signed statements from all their suppliers confirming their commitment to cruelty-free principles.

Furthermore, the independent audits conducted by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) serve as an additional layer of assurance for consumers. These audits verify that companies are upholding the strict standards set forth by the Leaping Bunny program.

By choosing products bearing the Leaping Bunny logo, consumers can make a positive impact by supporting ethical and compassionate practices in the cosmetics industry. Additionally, the widespread recognition of the Leaping Bunny logo makes it easier for shoppers to identify cruelty-free options while navigating the vast array of products available on the market.

In a world where animal testing remains a prevalent practice in many industries, the Leaping Bunny certification serves as a beacon of hope for those advocating for the welfare of animals. Together, with the support of conscientious consumers and dedicated companies, we can work towards a future where all products are cruelty-free.

"The rules that companies must follow to become certified by Leaping Bunny:

  1. The company cannot test any of its cosmetic or household products on animals, nor can it pay anyone else to do so.
  2. The company cannot purchase any ingredients or products from a third-party supplier who has conducted animal testing after the company’s fixed cut-off date. If a product is found to violate this rule, the company must replace it with a non-animal-tested alternative or remove it from its range.
  3. The company must have a system in place to monitor its suppliers, ensuring that they comply with the Leaping Bunny standard. The company can either obtain declarations of compliance from each supplier or include specific language in its purchase orders.
  4. If the company only distributes finished products, it must ensure that its third-party manufacturers also comply with the Leaping Bunny standard and obtain declarations of compliance from their suppliers.
  5. The company cannot allow animal testing to be conducted for regulatory purposes in foreign countries.
  6. The company must submit an application to Leaping Bunny and keep a copy of the document at its principal place of business.
  7. The company must agree to recommit to these standards annually and may be subject to an independent audit commissioned by Leaping Bunny."(1)


1. https://veganavenue.com/leaping-bunny-certification/

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