Cruelty Free International won for its global campaign to end animal-testing methods for cosmetic and personal care products. The organisation was instrumental in pushing for the EU ban, and is now campaigning for legislative change in China, Brazil, the US, and other countries.
Organic Monitor commends the organisation for raising awareness of animal-testing methods at the global level, as well as promoting alternative methods.
Neal’s Yard Remedies was runner-up for its sustainable sourcing projects and carbon neutral retailing. As well as setting up sourcing projects for organic and fair trade ingredients, all its concept stores are certified carbon neutral.
Finalists for this award category were Asia Plantation Capital and Surya Brasil.