Estée Lauder Expands Partnerships with Humane Society, Cruelty Free International


The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is partnering with Cruelty Free International—and expanding its partnership with Humane Society International—in an effort to advance the global end to cosmetic animal testing.

The organizations are working together to “foster meaningful and sustainable change to cosmetic animal testing in countries where it is still practiced or mandated.”

They aim to achieve this goal through tree key focus areas:

  • Demonstrating Proven Scientific Alternatives to Animal Testing for Cosmetics—Supporting research and adoption of alternatives to animal testing to determine cosmetics safety.
  • Supporting and Aligning on Legislation—Working closely with key stakeholders to align on legislation that balances animal welfare, existing regulations and science.
  • Global Approach—Committing to both local and global partners to promote alternatives to animal testing in the cosmetics industry.

The Estée Lauder Companies supports Cruelty Free International’s efforts to encourage leaders to embed cruelty-free consumption and production measures in the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); it also backs Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign, encouraging non-animal testing alternatives through knowledge sharing programs and continued development of non-animal advances to cosmetics safety assessments.

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