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Vegan certification

Trusted vegan labelling by the Vegan Trademark.

We have completed the vegan certification and trademark registration with The Vegan Society

The Vegan Trademark is the authentic international vegan standard and is managed by The Vegan Society; the charity that created the word 'vegan' back in 1944.

The Vegan Trademark is the most recognised globally and used for more than 56.000 products in 79 countries. The Vegan Trademark has been helping users identify that a product is free from animal ingredients since 1990.

You can find the first product entries listed in their database here.

Why we register and certify our products

All our oils are made from natural plant extracts, so of course they are vegan. Some would be of the opinion that it shouldn't be necessary to document and certify the vegan origin.

We produce more than 300 products, including creams, balms, serums, aftershave, massage oils etc. Products that normally can't be fully trusted to be 100% vegan. 

More than 90% of vegans and vegetarians look for vegan verification, and 85% believe third-party certification is important. 

We are taking their concerns and this matter very seriously.

Vegan Trademark Standards

We follow the following standards.

Animals

The Vegan Society understands the word 'animal' to refer to the entire animal kingdom. That is all vertebrates and all multicellular invertebrates. 'Animal' can refer to a species or an individual; and is used as a noun or an adjective, as required. Unless otherwise stated, it usually means non-human animals.

Animal ingredients

The manufacture and/or development of the product, and its ingredients, must not involve or have involved, the use of any animal product, by-product or derivative.

Animal testing

The development and/or manufacture of the product, and its ingredients, must not involve or have involved, testing of any sort on animals conducted at the initiative of the company or on its behalf, or by parties over whom the company has effective control.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

The development and/or production of GMOs must not have involved animal genes or animal-derived substances. Products put forward for trademark registration that contains or may contain any GMOs must be labelled as such.

Kitchen and hygiene standards

Any dishes that are to be labelled vegan must be prepared separately from non-vegan dishes. At a minimum, this means thoroughly washing surfaces and utensils before using them for vegan cooking. We strongly recommend obtaining a separate set of cleaning utensils for this purpose.

We ask for the awareness of the risk of cross-contamination from non-vegan sources in your kitchen or production line, and that the Trademark holder takes all reasonable and practical steps to eliminate this.

Which countries are the Vegan Trademark registered in?

Our Vegan Trademark with the 'R' mark is registered for you to use in the following countries:

Australia, Canada, European Union, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.

In all other countries, the Vegan Trademark with a 'TM' mark should be used.

The marketing toolkit

You can access the documentation for the Vegan Trademark with 'R' og 'TM' logos here.

Any usage of the trademark together with the Formula Swiss brand or products must be pre-approved by us in writing prior to being published.

Certificate of registration

Sources:

Attest consumer survey for The Vegan Society - (‘Consumer Purchasing Habits’) of 1000 UK adults and 1000 USA adults – conducted online between 22 February and 3 March 2021.

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