Our products proudly carry the logo of the world’s largest animal rights organisation, PETA. We’ve signed their statement of assurance verifying that we do not conduct or commission any animal testing on our ingredients, formulations, or finished products and pledge not to do so in the future. Instead, we carry out extensive in-house testing and large-scale consumer testing of our products to make sure our customers love them as much as we do.
In China, where animal testing for some cosmetics products is required, all of our affected body care products are sold online. This means we’re not required to test on animals – these body care products won’t be available in physical stores in mainland China as long as animal testing is required there. We will not change our stance on animal testing for sales.
GE / GMO free
None of our plant-based ingredients come from genetically modified crops such as corn or soy. While we’re against GE field trials, we agree with many organisations that there’s a place for the ethical development of GE in laboratories, for producing medicines like insulin, or useful enzymes. The enzymes used in our dishwasher powders, dish tablets and laundry products are derived from genetically engineered micro-organisms. Many eco products use enzymes made this way because there are simply not enough naturally occurring enzymes to fill the demand.
Our New Zealand-based factory is the only manufacturer in Australasia with ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management, Toitū enviromark diamond and Toitū net carbonzero certifications – your guarantee that our products are made with the utmost care for our environment. Our Laundry and Dish products are also certified with the Environmental Choice tick.
At ecostore, we prioritise transparency and accuracy in environmental claims. We work closely with Toitū Envirocare to ensure our products carry the correct logos and statements. Should issues arise with Toitū brand mark usage due to supply changes or other factors, we work closely with them to promptly rectify the situation, with a shared ethos of minimising waste reduction.
We also hold a Kosher license for our dishwashing products, ensuring our ingredients don’t contaminate Kosher-certified food and that we don’t use animal or dairy ingredients in these products.