RESEARCH: Regarding animal testing
ANSWERS: They do not test on animals and do not commission animal testing
RESULT: Classified as cruelty-free
Weleda is one of those brands that I’ve seen around for a while but never gave it a second thought. Then I received a sample of one of their face creams and decided to look into them. They are a European company that strives to be eco-friendly, engages in fair trade and cares about environmentally sustainability. They also do not conduct animal testing at any stage of their product production. Here is their animal testing policy.
Weleda currently does not carry out any animal testing in the manufacture, development or quality control of its natural and organic cosmetics, nor does it commission such testing. The company is fundamentally opposed to the use of animal testing.
Nonetheless, product safety is, of course, paramount. Most of the raw materials Weleda uses have been utilized for many years, and their tolerability is therefore well-documented. Before introducing new products to the market, Weleda carries out extensive in-use studies on volunteer subjects. The formulas are subject to toxicological testing in order to ensure their safety, tolerability and efficacy.
As a manufacturer of natural and organic cosmetics with high ethical standards, Weleda has a particular responsibility that it takes extremely seriously. It will continue to strive to avoid animal testing. (Feb 2013)
Source: Weleda Website – FAQ page
For a list of animal testing policies by companies I’ve contacted, check out the list here: List of Animal Testing Policies by Companies.