We work closely with governments around the world to develop and validate alternative testing methods. We encourage changing regulations that involve unnecessary animal research. We collaborate with respected governmental and non-governmental organizations and leading animal protection groups to raise awareness of the many existing alternatives.

"The Humane Society of the United States has worked with P&G scientists for over 20 years to successfully change animal testing regulations and practices. One of the key barriers to eliminating animal testing is the acceptance of non-animal alternative tests by government regulators. P&G plays a leading role in developing alternatives to animal testing and promoting their acceptance. Advances in technology and science are providing the basis for new safety assessments. Eliminating animal testing is an ambitious goal. But by working together, animal protection groups and committed corporations can make it happen."

Andrew N. Rowan, Chief Scientific Officer Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) - The largest animal protection organization in the United States, HSUS is a non-profit that works to protect all animals through legislation, litigation, investigation, education, advocacy and field work.

AltTox.org - A website sponsored and supported by P&G, led by HSUS, dedicated to advancing non-animal methods of toxicity testing through online discussion and information exchange.

The European Consensus-Platform for Alternatives (ecopa) - An international non-profit, ecopa brings together national consesus platforms on alternative methods, including animal welfare groups, industry, academia and governmental institutions.

The Institute of Vitro Science (IIVS) - A non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of alternative testing methods. IIVS seeks to refine the science, broaden the use and increase the acceptance of in vitro testing worldwide.

Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) - Made up of representatives from 15 U.S. federal regulatory and research agencies, ICCVAM promotes the regulatory acceptance of toxicological test methods that reduce, refine and/or replace animal use.

European Union Reference Laboratory for Alternatives to Animal Testing (EURL ECVAM) - Hosted by the Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, EURL ECVAM was set up to respond to the increasing need for new methods to be developed and proposed for validation in the European Union.

The European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) - A joint initiative of the European Commission, companies and trade federations, EPAA works to promote the development of new '3R' methods (refine, reduce, replace) as modern alternative approaches to safety testing.

Cosmetics Europe - The Personal Care Association has been the voice of Europe's EUR 70 billion (excluding exports) cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry since 1962.