New Avon Company (“Avon”), with operations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico and through affiliation in Canada, has deep respect for animal welfare and does not conduct animal testing. Avon is a strong advocate of both the ethical and humane treatment of animals and the protection of human health and safety. Our products are developed utilizing alternative testing methods such as extrapolations from existing data, computational modeling, in vitro (test tube/cell culture) testing and clinical tests with human volunteers, to ensure both their efficacy and safety.
As a member of the LG Household and Healthcare (LG H&H) family, Avon sells products developed for North America and global markets. At present, authorities in China require animal-based safety testing for cosmetic products in a few specific categories sold in China.
LG H&H is committed to global adoption of non-animal safety substantiation methods. We appreciate that authorities in China now accept alternative methods for an increasing number of cosmetic categories, including shampoo, body washes and color cosmetics. In addition, alternative safety substantiation is accepted in China for products manufactured locally, and we are in the process of transferring production of several cosmetic categories to our subsidiaries there. As a member of our industry association, the Personal Care Products Council, we are working with Chinese authorities to eliminate animal testing requirements for all cosmetics, and we look forward to a timely resolution to this issue.