Unilever manufactures a range of home, personal care and food products that are sold throughout the world in over 190 countries, with over 400 brand names. On any given day, 3.4 billion consumers use Unilever products sold under many well-known brands, including Dove, Lifebuoy, Comfort, Sunlight, Axe and Knorr.

SEAC (Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre - seac.unilever.com ) is a key part of Unilever R&D with responsibility for ensuring that Unilever’s innovations are designed to be safe and sustainable. Our leading-edge approach to assuring the safety of Unilever’s products for people and the planet has one clear purpose: to guarantee that our products are safe, without the need for animal testing. That’s why we say #UseScienceNotAnimals.

Our ability to innovate using non-animal safety assessment approaches is underpinned by scientific partnerships with over 70 leading research teams globally to develop and apply new capability. We look to openly share the experience gained from these collaborations through publications, presentations and through our website.

Unilever have supported World Congress events for over 25 years, and we look forward to WC12 and the opportunity to explore how we can accelerate Regulatory Acceptance and Next-Gen Education together! This year we are proudly sponsoring the #UseScienceNotAnimals World Café as well as presenting many aspects of our collaborative research through the scientific program. Stop by our WC12 booth or head to our website to find out more: seac.unilever.com/wc12/


At Procter & Gamble (P&G), we believe ending animal testing is the right thing to do. Our journey began over 40 years ago through ongoing scientific research, investment and partnerships to develop and promote the use of alternatives to animal testing and New Approach Methodologies (NAMs). To date, P&G has invested more than $480 million in animal-free testing methods. We have sponsored and contributed to all 11 World Congresses on Animal Alternatives, including the first one in 1993.

We are grateful to sponsor the 12th World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences, Niagara Falls, Canada, to advance the vision we share with many people around the globe: A world without animal testing. If you want to learn more about our efforts, please visit https://us.pg.com/cruelty-free/, https://us.pg.com/cruelty-free/nam-science/ and https://us.pg.com/cruelty-free/achievements/.

P&G serves consumers around the world with an iconic portfolio of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Aussie®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Herbal Essences®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Secret®, SK-II®, Tide® and Vicks®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Please visit https://www.pg.com for the latest news and information about P&G and its brands. For other P&G news, visit us at https://www.pg.com/news.




Humane Society International is a leading global animal protection organization dedicated to promoting the human-animal bond and combatting animal cruelty. HSI’s Research & Toxicology team works with multidisciplinary stakeholders to promote acceptance of modern, animal-free approaches to testing and research. Together with Animal-Free Safety Assessment (AFSA) Collaboration industry partners, HSI developed the ‘Master Class in Animal-Free Safety for Cosmetics’ to build capacity in the use of animal-free data for safety decision-making. Through the BioMed21 Collaboration, HSI partners with scientists, policy experts and communication specialists to shift the current paradigm from animal models to New Approach Methodologies in biomedical research and drug discovery.

At L’Oréal, we are for beauty with no animal testing. L’Oréal has been at the forefront of non-animal methods for over 40 years. We believe that scientific and regulatory advancement of non-animal methods is only possible through multidisciplinary cooperation. L’Oréal’s engagements focus on scientific programs to develop new non-animal methods, international collaboration, and educational programs to further encourage their acceptance by authorities.



Established in 1993, ARDF promotes alternatives to the use of animals in biomedical research, testing and education. The foundation has awarded over $4M through its Annual Open Research Grant program. It also sponsors scientific meetings and presents the Cave Award for outstanding achievements in advancing alternative methods. ARDF recently launched the Alternatives in Research Challenge, a program to focus science funding and prize money exclusively in the area of alternative methods for biomedical research.

Corteva Agriscience combines industry-leading innovations, high-touch customer engagement and operational execution to deliver solutions for the world's most pressing agriculture challenges. With some of the most recognized brands in agriculture and a technology pipeline well positioned to drive growth, the company is committed to maximizing productivity for farmers, while working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come.

The International Collaboration on Cosmetics Safety (ICCS) is a global initiative focused on advancing the adoption of animal-free assessments of cosmetics, and their ingredients, for human health and environmental safety. ICCS brings together scientists and experts from cosmetics manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, industry associations, and NGOs to accelerate widespread use of animal-free safety science through research, education, and regulatory engagement.

Syngenta is a leading, science-based agtech company, helping farmers grow abundant, healthy, and high-quality crops used for food, feed, fibre, and fuel. We’re invested in all the country’s major crops, as well as specialty turf and ornamentals with products and services in crop protection, seed, seedcare, biologicals, and digital tools. We’re proud to advance Canadian agriculture by delivering world-class science and innovative technology with a focus on sustainability and quality. To learn more, visit: Syngenta.ca

The Animal Research Issues department at the Humane Society of the United States is working to decrease and eventually end the use of animals for harmful research and testing through public policy, corporate outreach, and public engagement. Our priorities are expanding the development and regulatory acceptance of new approach methods, eliminating cosmetics testing on animals, ending the use of dogs for testing, and ensuring retirement of chimpanzees from laboratories to sanctuaries as soon as possible.

The American Chemistry Council’s Long-Range Research Initiative (ACC LRI) is focused on catalyzing innovations for toxicity testing and exposure science, advancing efforts to reduce the use of animals in chemical toxicity testing, and accelerating bench-to-policy translation of science to improve product stewardship, sustainability, and regulatory decision making. LRI’s Research Principles ensure that the funded research meets the highest standards for scientific excellence, transparency, and fair and unbiased conduct.

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science without harming animals. NAVS effects changes to help end the unnecessary suffering of animals in research, testing and education through programs based on ethical, scientific and legal theory.
NAVS co-founded the International Foundation for Ethical Research (IFER) to advance the development of non-animal methods. IFER funds early career scientists developing alternatives to animal use in product testing, biomedical research and education.





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