Aveda, a high-performance vegan hair care brand that has opposed animal testing since its founding in 1978, announced today that it has been approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny Program.

Aveda has gone through a lengthy rigorous review process with Cruelty Free International to verify that its suppliers and manufacturers meet all Leaping Bunny criteria for their products and ingredients. As a result of this review, Cruelty Free International confirmed that Aveda does not or does not conduct animal testing for all of its products, raw materials and ingredients. Aveda will be audited every 12 months by Cruelty Free International to maintain approval under the Leaping Bunny Program.

“Aveda was founded on the principle of caring for the world we live in, and that includes always opposing animal testing,” says Barbara De Laere, Head of Global Brand, Aveda. We are proud to highlight this commitment to our planet with our endorsement of the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny, the seasoned gold standard.”

Michelle Thew, CEO of Cruelty Free International, said: “Aveda has built a reputation for years of commitment to ethical business and sustainability. “I’m excited that Aveda now includes Leaping Bunny approval for all of its products.”

Creating a More Responsible Future

In line with Aveda’s founding mission of caring about the world we live in; For years, the brand has pioneered new measures of environmental responsibility in beauty with priorities in the following areas: beauty awareness that cares for our planet, responsibility for resources, responsible packaging, vegan formulas, planet-conscious production, animal welfare and helping to provide clean water to people in need in communities around the world.

Aveda lives up to its mission at its corporate headquarters in Minnesota, located on its 58-acre National Wildlife Federation Certified campus with honeybee colonies, an employee-use vegetable garden, electric vehicle charging stations, and miles of jogging trails. The main office building gives importance to sustainability; a building covered with recycled fiber carpets, powered by solar and wind energy. It has composting, recycling bins and an organic cafe inside.

Leaping Bunny status applies to all of Aveda’s prestigious hair, skin and body care products sold in thousands of salons and stores worldwide. To learn more about Aveda’s sustainability initiatives, visit: aveda.com/sustainablefuture.

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