Our policy is the result of a company mission to help eliminate:
– Animal Testing
– Cruelty to Animals
– Habitat Degradation
COCOOIL will not buy any ingredient from any manufacturer or supplier that tests anything they produce on any animals for any reason.
We will ensure the safety of our products by only using ingredients with a previous history of safe use, non-animal tests, or by testing the finished products on a panel of human volunteers in Australia.
COCOOIL will not source any of our ingredients from suppliers that are not committed with our ethics, standards & morals.
COCOOIL will not use Palm Oil in any of our products as it is difficult to clarify if this has been sourced ethically.
What are the alternatives to testing on animals?
The information that has historically been gained from animal tests is increasingly being replaced with quicker, cheaper and more reliable non-animal methods. Many of the animal tests used to test cosmetics ingredients have now been replaced.
These modern methods are more relevant to humans and have been found to predict human reactions better than the traditional outdated animal tests.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fair Trade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers.
It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.
What are the alternatives to using Palm Oil?
Using renewable, existing alternatives – like coconut oil which has been ethically sourced & produced.
Why is Palm Oil so devastating to the worlds eco-systems?
According to the World Wildlife Fund, an area the equivalent size of 300 football fields of rainforest is cleared each hour to make way for palm oil production.
This large-scale deforestation is pushing many species to extinction. If nothing changes species like the orangutan could become extinct in the wild within the next 5-10 years, and Sumatran tigers less than 3 years.