The proportion of consumers looking for vegan products is steadily increasing. 2% of the French say vegans, 4% vegetarians and 20% say they occasionally consume vegan products, more than 13 million people concerned (source: chd expert June 2017). comparatively the Allemagne and the united kingdom have 6 to 10% of vegetarians, the Espaagne, the Swiss and the belgium 4 to 6%, the United States and canada 2 to 4,% the inde 40% of its population (percentage figures on the whole population).
This population has multiple motivations in relation to the evolution of society, interest in respect of animals, interest in ecological and natural products, food allergies and the search for better food.
Definition of vegan quality
Origin of the vegan term: This term officially recorded by the French dictionary in 2015 (the little robert) is adapted from the English vegan. Its use today predominates the use of the French equivalent « vegan » by its greater ease of pronunciation (shortest) and its greater international compatibility (influence of the Internet and social networks). today it is agreed to adapt the vegan and vegan spelling in vegan and vegan (always to female).
Vegane / vegan (individual): A person who excludes, as far as practicable, any animal product (meatless diet, fish, egg, dairy products, honey, etc.). and adopts an animal-friendly lifestyle (dressing, cosmetics, leisure). adj. the vegan movement, veganism. (definition the little robert 2015).
Vegane (product): A product that is free from any substance of animal origin, has not been used by technical agents of animal origin and has not been tested in any way on them. the manufacture of an explicit vegan product imposes the search for exclusion, as far as possible in practice, of any form of participation in the trade of animals. "animal origin" means substances derived from livestock, slaughter, hunting and fishing.
Fundamental principles of veganism: Explicit refusal to participate in the trade in animals or in specific activities (see specificism). This refusal is expressed daily through a food choice and a vegan lifestyle.
Expanded principles of veganism: Vegan principles extended to the perimeter of these fundamental principles alone. for example: ingredients derived from organic and/or vegan organic farming, research of a low ecological footprint, choice of a respectful formulation of human health and the environment, harvest and transport of raw materials without animal exploitation, respect for social standards and fair trade, etc.
Vegan quality: seeking to exclude any form of exploitation of animals from the fundamental characteristics and extended principles of veganism.
The different vegan labels in the world
The certified vegan label : distinguishes vegan products, without animal ingredients. He is managed by an american association dedicated to the education of veganism, which condemns the consumption or purchase of any product from animals or tested on them. products that include the vegan label do not contain animal products and have not been tested on animals. issued by vegan action or the association vegan awareness foundation, this label certifies that cosmetic products correspond to vegan ethics (not the brand in its entirety). Animal tests: are prohibited at any stage of manufacture. finished products and ingredients must not have been tested by the brand or by a third party. the group to which the brand belongs is not necessarily subject to the same ethics. learn more about the site vegan.org
The label eve vegan : This label is French. it takes into account all aspects of the manufacture of a product and its possible relationship with animal exploitation.
The eve vegan acronym labels vegan and vegan products, it is an effective tool to promote products that do not involve any animal substance or animal testing. useful to quickly identify this quality on the face of a product or on a communication medium, it allows companies to develop this feature with consumers. This label is primarily a trusted marker that attests to the control of the product or service by an independent third-party body specializing in vegan compliance.
Any company may request vegan expertise europe to have its products or services expertly evaluated in order to verify their compatibility with the labelling and if necessary to obtain the right to exploit the label if the conditions are met. learn more about the site certification-vegan
The vegan label sociéty : It is a label from an english association, the vegan society, created in 1944 to promote and promote veganism. This is the international standard for vegan products. This label certifies that a cosmetic product is free of animal and animal raw materials, as well as the absence of animal tests at all manufacturing stages, by the brand or by a third party. Good to know: the vegan society label certifies only the products, not the brand in its entirety, nor even the group with the brand. So, if the brand is implanted in China and markets its products there, it will not lose its vegan label. In fact, the label of the vegan society only guarantees us the absence of ingredients of animal origin, as its name suggests....
With this logo, you have the guarantee that the product contains no animal product or product, only plant. Of course you also have the guarantee that no animal test has been performed. learn more about the site vegansociety.com
The one voice label : This label guaranteed to the base only the absence of animal experimentation. Since then, it has been declined in two versions: the orange label certifying the "not tested on animals, vegan and organic" and the blue label for the "not tested on animals and vegan".
Know that one voice labels do not certify the brand in its entirety, only products. and even worse, the one voice label certifies products whose brand can eventually be implanted in China. Therefore, one voice certified products (blue logo or orange logo) are likely to be tested on animals in China. yve products rock, for example, are labeled one voice while the brand is present on the Chinese market and has tested its products on animals in China for years! Be careful! This does not mean that all brands labeled one voice are to put aside. brands like aroma zone or boho green revolution are labeled by one voice and do not market by their products in China. So these brands are Cruelty-Free !
Cruelty free and vegan certification : Issued by the peta (people for the ethical treatment of animals), which militates against animal exploitation and cruelty, this certification guarantees the absence of animal tests at all stages of manufacturing (primary and finished materials) whether by the brand or a third party. it extends to all the brand’s products. The “no animal material or animal origin” aspect is added to meet the definition of veganism. in both cases, the brand ensures that these criteria are met through the certificates of its suppliers and for all products of the brand. the ban on testing cosmetics on animals is not a characteristic of vegan products, they are now totally banned throughout the European Union since the law of 11 March 2013. However, unlike the vegan labels, the labels "cruelty free" or "without cruelty" are committed to ensuring only that the product did not generate tests on living animals. Unfortunately they do not necessarily guarantee that they do not use animal substances in their formulation. the various labels vegan or cruelty free and vegan remain, as far as possible, the best labels to guarantee respect for "without cruelty" and veganism.
Only labels such as eve vegan, V-LABEL, vegan society, vegan ok or VEGAN.ORG have a control value by an independent body specialized in vegan compliance.
Vegan labeling criteria
The vegan label certifies that the labeled products:
1 - Do not contain meat, fish, poultry, animal by-products (including silk or insect dyes), eggs or egg products, milk or dairy products
2 - No animal testing of the ingredients or finished product was performed by the supplier, producer, manufacturer or independent party
3 - Do not contain known animal eggs
Vegan logos: attention to confusion !
Today, vegan certification is not mandatory, nor is it regulated by law in any country. Therefore manufacturers have the right to operate and create their own vegan logo for their sales supports. the use of the term vegan is also not protected by law, it can result in abuse of language and false advertising without judicial remedy. consumers must therefore learn to recognize the logos that have a control value and those that have only a communication value.
Not to confuse either organic and vegan
A certified brand "seriously free" or "vegan" is not necessarily organic. For this, it must have a bio label corresponding to a specific specifications notebook. Similarly, a label label labeled “bio” is not necessarily “malety free” since although all bio charters prohibit animal testing, its products can be tested in the context of the reach regulation. each organic specifications has its specificities. to see more clearly, here is a summary of the underside of each label:
Organic cosmetics & vegan in france
ECOCERT: No test of finished products on animals – no animal raw materials extracted from living or dead animals, except naturally produced by them: milk, honey
NATURE AND PROGRESS: Animal raw materials are prohibited, except milk, wax, honey, eggs, lanoline. Animal tests are prohibited: ingredients, preparation, finished product.
Organic cosmetics & vegan in German
BDIH: No tests on animals (not during manufacturing or during the development or control of final products, or at the passage of the order). refusal of interventions by genetic manipulation in the inherited heritage of animals. The use of raw materials from dead vertebrates (e.g. whale fat, turtle oil, vison oil, marmot fat, animal fat, animal collagen and new cells) is not permitted.
NATRUE: Prohibition of animal experimentation on finished cosmetics and raw materials from dead vertebrate animals.
Organic cosmetics & vegan angleterre
SOIL ASSOCIATION: This label prohibits animal testing unless required by law, it does not guarantee the total absence of animal testing..