One of the biggest names in haircare, TRESemmé, has become the latest Unilever brand to be approved by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
Listed as ‘not tested on animals’, TRESemmé is the 24th beauty and personal care brand in Unilever’s portfolio to join PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies list.
Available in 65 countries, TRESemmé has enacted a policy prohibiting any animal tests for its products, anywhere in the world.
Bérengère Loubatier, Global Brand Vice President at TRESemmé said: “Not testing any of our products on animals is critical to our values at TRESemmé. PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies Program is recognised worldwide for its high-quality standards and rigour, and we are proud to be a brand that is officially PETA Approved. With TRESemmé’s range of professional quality products, women can own their personal style while knowing that none of our products are tested on animals.”
In March, Unilever launched its Positive Beauty vision, which aims to do more good, not just less harm, for people and the planet. As part of its commitments, Unilever stepped up its support for calls for a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics by 2023. In recognition of Unilever’s ongoing work to develop alternatives to animal testing and promote their adoption worldwide, PETA lists Unilever as a ‘company working for regulatory change’.
Kathy Guillermo, PETA’s Senior Vice President, Laboratory Investigations Department said: “PETA Global Beauty Without Bunnies Program welcomes Unilever’s iconic professional haircare brand, TRESemmé to our list of companies that have banned all tests on animals. Compassionate shoppers everywhere can now look to TRESemmé for professional quality hair products that are not animal-tested. We agree that every woman should look and feel fabulous – and by using animal test-free products, we can all feel beautiful from the inside out.”
Last month, Unilever and the first of its brands to be PETA-Approved in 2018 – Dove – supported Humane Society International (HSI)’s Save Ralph campaign, which is raising awareness of and calling for regulatory change in countries where animal testing is still required. Unilever joined HSI’s #BeCrueltyFree initiative in 2018 and formed a multi-year, open collaboration with the animal protection organisation to develop capability across companies and regulatory authorities so safety decisions for cosmetics are based on non-animal approaches; and to build capability for the long-term by investing in the training of future safety scientists in non-animal ‘next generation’ risk assessments.
Julia Fentem, Head of Unilever’s Safety & Environmental Assurance Centre, said, “The acceptance of alternatives to animal testing by regulatory authorities remains the final barrier to ending animal testing for cosmetics. We’re seeing great progress – China has just made another important step forward by ending mandatory animal testing for most cosmetics products – but we’re now facing a challenge to Europe’s longstanding ban following requests for new animal testing from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). We say use science, not animals, and TRESemmé joins a long list of PETA-Approved brands that now need to see the ban protected.”
In 2013 the full EU Cosmetics Regulation bans on animal testing came into effect, stating ingredients cannot be used in cosmetic products if they have been tested on animals anywhere in the world. This regulation is seen as the gold standard, and led to similar bans in other countries. However, ECHA is calling for testing on ingredients that have been used safely for years – even for substances that are solely for use in cosmetics. Last year, Unilever joined forces with animal protection organisations and more than 450 other cruelty-free brands to co-sign an open letter calling for the EU cosmetics animal testing ban to be upheld, with no new animal tests allowed.
The ‘PETA-Approved’ logo will appear on TRESemmé’s packaging from January 2022, assuring shoppers that it does not and will not test on animals anywhere in the world.
Honeywell Flour Mills Introduces Spaghetti Mini Pack
Honeywell Flour Mills Plc has introduced its new spaghetti mini pack as part of efforts to develop pocket-friendly products to customers.
The product was introduced at an unveiling ceremony held recently in Ogun State. The launch was attended by the company’s key executives.
They included the Managing Director of Honeywell Flour Mills, Lanre Jaiyeola; Director of Manufacturing Operations, Ifeanyi Abadom; Head of Operations, Sagamu, Tunde Adebayo, and Consumer Marketing Manager, Esther Tontoye.
According to the company, the launch of Honeywell Spaghetti Mini was based on extensive research and insight into the Nigerian consumer behaviour over the past decade.
The product was specifically developed to meet the expectations of today’s Nigerian consumer market, it added. The Spaghetti Mini 200 gm pack has a retail price of N100, fulfilling the company’s drive for affordability.
Commenting on the launch of the product, Jaiyeola said: “Honeywell Flour Mills is a key player in the food manufacturing business in Nigeria today and our consumers play a pivotal role in this regard.
“This new product is the first of its kind in the pasta category and we are happy to have introduced it to the Nigerian market.
“We are more than delighted to launch this innovative product in response to our observation and findings into Nigeria’s consumer behaviour and the push for convenience,” he added.
As a customer-centric organisation, “we continue to look for diverse and innovative ways to satisfy our consumers optimally. Innovation for us remains the yardstick which we believe will allow us to deliver even more superior products.
“And we will continue to fulfil our core objective – to support the food security agenda of the government by producing good quality, nutritious and affordable food products for the complete satisfaction of Nigerians.”
Buttressing Jaiyeola’s statement, Abadom, said, “the Honeywell Spaghetti Mini is a unique product that will satisfy a yearning for convenience in Nigerians. And with the development of this product, we have ensured that the policies, desired standards and quality set for ourselves are being surpassed.”
Coca-Cola Partners NGOs To Clear Plastic Waste In Nigeria
Coca-Cola Nigeria has said it partnered with non-profit organisations to reduce plastic pollution across the country.
In a statement on Thursday, it said it would be doing more to promote environmental sustainability as part of efforts to commemorate World Environment Day.
It stated that it had introduced initiatives to protect the environment through its philanthropic arm, the Coca-Cola Foundation.
Coca-Cola said that it supported the Statewide Waste and Environmental Education Foundation to launch the Eko Beach Race 2021 themed ‘A race against plastic pollution.’
The event had in attendance 2,000 youths, students and sports enthusiasts who participated in a marathon race and beach clean-up.
SWEEP Foundation’s President, Obuesi Philips, stated at the event that it “was geared towards recognising the growing contributions of sport to the realisation of societal development.”
The drink maker also partnered with the Aid for Rural Education Access Initiative to host the “Recycle and Win” festival.
It included community outreach and clean-up programmes in Kwara, Kano, Kaduna, Yobe and Oyo States. Coca-Cola said that 10 tons of plastic bottles were recovered through the process.
The Director, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability at Coca-Cola, Nwamaka Onyemelukwe, urged Nigerians to adopt more eco-friendly practices while emphasising the urgency of the current global situation.
Onyemelukwe stated, “At Coca-Cola, we recognise there is a packaging waste problem globally and especially in Nigeria, which is why we pioneered the World Without Waste initiative to engineer innovative solutions to tackle this challenge.
“World Environment Day presents an opportunity for us to act on this mandate as seen by the number of environmental sustainability initiatives we have supported in collaboration with local implementing partners.”
Chivita Unveils Chivita Active Zest In A New Can Format
CHI Limited has unveiled Chivita Active Zest, a new and exciting sub-brand under the Chivita Active franchise.
The launch intends to disrupt the mid-pack segment of the juice category by fulfilling the growing consumer demand for a healthy on-the-go beverage to support their active lifestyle without compromising on great taste, convenience, and enhanced nourishment.
Chivita Active Zest comes in a premium 330ml Can format, and it is made from a mix of citrus fruits with all-natural ingredients, no artificial preservatives, and flavours.
Additionally, Chivita Active Zest is fortified with vitamin C for immunity support, is a good source of vitamin B1 and D3 for faster body metabolism. Chivita Active Zest also contains calcium for optimum bone health, making it a smart choice to get the right dose of essential vitamins and minerals for a healthy active life on the go.
The new Chivita Active Zest 330ml Can exude confidence and style, and appeals to the youth, providing satisfaction and refreshment away from home in line with changing lifestyle trends.
CHI Limited Marketing Director, Mrs. Toyin Nnodi, said the new Chivita Active Zest premium 330ml can is designed to provide a healthy and natural on-the-go option for trendy consumers desirous of a beverage option that compliments their non-stop active lifestyle.
“We are excited to introduce the new Chivita Active Zest in a premium 330ml Can that guarantees ease of handling and appeal, which makes it a format of choice for young consumers. In addition, with its all-natural ingredients, we are confident Chivita Active Zest will connect with trendy consumers as the preferred on-the-go beverage companion of choice for a healthy active life,” she said.
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