If you have ever looked closely at our soap wraps, you will see several symbols printed down one of the sides. We are proud to uphold all these designations, but one in particular is especially brag-worthy, The Leaping Bunny.
3 May 2012
The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) started the Leaping Bunny program back in 1996. Being cruelty-free was becoming trendy at that time, but there were so many different logos out there, consumers didn't know if a company's claims were true or not. Eight national animal protection groups formed the CCIC in response to this. They developed a single comprehensive standard that if adhered to, earned the cosmetic or body care company the right to use the Leaping Bunny logo. Animal friendly shopping became much easier and more trustworthy.
Applying for this designation is voluntary, but for Savon Du Bois, it was a total no-brainer. One of the hallmarks of this company from the very beginning was safe products. This includes the safety of the people using our products, the safety of the environment from toxins in our ground water and lakes, and the safety of animals, who are often used by laboratories for product testing. We know that high quality, effective products can be produced without innocent animals having to sacrifice their lives.
The Leaping Bunny program and logo is internationally recognized. In fact, they have partners around the world like the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV) and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA). In Canada, support comes from the Humane Society of Canada and the Animal Alliance of Canada. With a pedigree like this, can you see why we are so excited to be a part of it?
In order for Savon Du Bois to receive approval to use the Leaping Bunny, it was necessary to fill out an application. The process included several declarations including a “Declaration of Raw Material Compliance” from our suppliers as well as a “Declaration of Product Compliance” from us. As a company, it was also necessary to be open to an audit by CCIC at any time in order to prove the legitimacy of our claims. No problem!
Being a Leaping Bunny approved company is very important to us. Not only for pride reasons, but for you. We want you to feel good about using our products. We want you to trust that your bar of goat's milk soap or your Heavenly Herbal deodorant was produced humanely. It's not just a selling feature. It's the truth.