Again, SANTE won the prestigious GREEN BRAND AWARD 2017 in appreciation of the wholehearted commitment to all matters relating to sustainability.
The international GREEN BRANDS Organisation honours brands, that lay emphasis on environmentally-friendly production, that are always mindful of their own co-responsibility for the preservation of natural resources, and commit themselves to the conservation and balance of nature, and also to sustainable development.
We are proud of the fact that SANTE is receiving the much sought-after prize: “If you want to be awarded the GREEN BRAND title, paying lip-service to green values does not get you very far. On the contrary – the brands have to comply with a strict catalogue of criteria, which then have to be proved. The members of the jury found SANTE very convincing because all of us are deeply committed to sustainability – now and in the future.”
Respect for people, animals and the environment is the our ethical foundation, and for me personally, the issue of animal protection is very important. This is why the fight against animal testing in China and the use of alternative test methods shall continue to be of the utmost priority within the company. Thus, SANTE is working in close cooperation with the animal rights’ organization PETA, (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals).
At VIVANESS, the international trade fair for natural cosmetics held in Nuremberg, the world’s largest animal rights organisation, PETA (the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) , distinguished the manufacturer of SANTE with the Courage in Commerce Award for its exemplary attitude against animal testing.
We withdrew all brands from the Chinese market. The reason: despite statements made to the contrary, animal testing is required for the registration of cosmetic products in the country.
Coinciding with the trade fair, we launched a global initiative against animal testing. Under the motto ‘commitment to life’, we hope to prompt rethinking in the sector through the provision of targeted information both online and offline. The campaign aims to use a petition to seek constructive dialogue with the Chinese government once again. By submitting the signatures collected for this purpose, more attention will be attracted to the concern until the Chinese animal testing laws are finally eased for national products.
Principles before profit
We really feel honored to have earned recognition from (PETA) in being awarded the Courage in Commerce award. We put principles before profit and do not support testing on animals. We pledge not to re-enter the Chinese market until the requirements for tests on animals are lifted to stay true to our cruelty-free values.