Good News! Pola Orbis Group Stop Animal Testing on and after 1/1/2015
As of December 26, 2014, we visited the head office of Pola Inc. in Gotanda, Tokyo.
We “Sacrifice-Is-Not-Needed-for-Beauty Committee (CFB)” had asked for an appointment with Pola Orbis Holdings
on November 12, 2014―the cosmetic company, which had insisted that they didn’t do animal testing in some of
their organic cosmetic brands (THREE, pdc, and Orbis etc.)―to request that they, as a group, stop animal testing in all of their
cosmetics and quasi-drugs.
In the meeting, which was finally achieved so close to the end of the year, 5 members including the board member in charge
of public relations and CSR of Pola Orbis Holdings, and the board member in charge of quality assurance of Pola Inc., and
3 members from CFB (Ms. Kamekura Hiromi with JAVA, Ms. Okada Chihiro with ARC, and Ms. Azuma Sachiko with PEACE),
sat around a table.
Their response after we finished requesting it is:
“We will stop animal testing in the cosmetics and quasi-drugs which we proceed to develop on and after January 1, 2015”
On their website as well, it is announced as their policy that regarding the safety securing in cosmetics (including quasi-drugs), they won’t conduct animal testing nor outsource it according to the establishment of its alternative method.
【Pola Orbis Holdings Inc.｜CSR Information｜Operative CSR｜For better Customer satisfaction】
【Pola Chemical Industries, Inc. ＞Research ＞Research Introduction ＞Quality Research】
In addition, they said that they would announce as their policy that they will no longer conduct animal testing in their cosmetics and quasi-drugs to companies supplying raw materials.
We hope that the company facing their consumers directly will announce the policy to raw material companies―to which customer opinions are not so easy to reach―and that will lead to the abolishment of animal testing in the whole cosmetic industry.
Comments from CFBWe are glad that we can share the news before we ring in the new year that Pola Orbis Group abolishes animal testing, which follows the determination by Kose in September this year to stop animal testing.
In 2013 Shiseido and Mandom determined to abolish animal testing, and so did Kose in 2014, and Pola Orbis Group has joined in the members.
It is becoming a standard in Japan that animals should not be sacrificed for cosmetics, through which we pursue beauty. There are no excuses left for companies which still continue to conduct animal testing.
We hope that the whole cosmetic industry in Japan will stop animal testing as soon as possible.
Please send your gratitude and encouraging message to Pola Orbis Group, which has made a bold decision.Pola Orbis Holdings Inc.
〒104-0061 Pola Ginza Building, 1-7-7 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Managing Director Mr. Suzuki Satoshi
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There is a proviso saying “except if there should occur accountability for the safety securing to the society or
if animal testing should be demanded by governments in some countries.”
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