Expertise Vegan Europe, better known under the brand name EVE VEGAN®, is an independent certification body working to build a more respectful future for all animals. Its standard is recognized as one of the most demanding in its category.
Our organization and our certification system make it possible to mitigate the lack of transparency and information for those who want to support a trade and a industry without animal exploitation. Choosing the EVE VEGAN® certification mark is to make a strong act towards the future and to join the people who want to live in accordance with our planet.
We are a French organization, based in the city of Chartres near Paris.What does "vegan" mean ?
We all want to be free to choose products that match our values. Consumers have the right to be transparently informed about the presence or use of animal ingredients in a product. However, reality shows us that this information is not always clear on labels, and that many parameters cannot be verified with this simple support. A curious consumer will have to go through a research process with the manufacturers, which will come up against difficulties linked to industrial secrets, the secrecy of suppliers and the communication policies of companies. In addition, the lack of clear regulations on the subject allows companies to misuse the vegan claim in order to exploit this new market opportunity. > Learn more about how certification help security of the vegan claim
To solve this problem, our demanding certification program is based on the certification objectives of international standards. Our internal policy of competence, independence and impartiality contribute to consolidate our control of the certified operations for a maximum guarantee. Our certification system involves various qualified experts such as auditors who are specialists in their industrial field.
Founded in 2016, the EVE VEGAN® certification mark was created to address the need for consumer protection alongside the development of the vegan market. The certification program provides the necessary guarantees, a long-term vision, and a deep and structural commitment among all the certified. It is also a tool for change because the standard acts at the heart of the industry: it guides companies in their future choices, always in favor of respect for animals.
EVE VEGAN® have the dream to help build a more responsible way of consuming. Our organization and certification system helps to address the lack of transparency and reduce the use of animal products at all levels of the industry. Did you know? Animal products are the basis for many chemical products, and live animal testing requirements are still in place, including in Europe.
The systematic use of animal products for our comfort and our daily life is questioned. Why ? For ethical, ecological and health reasons, we have decided to contribute to progress in this field.
Our certification mark is the link between businesses and consumers committed to creating a world where humans and nature flourish in harmony. By bringing together diverse allies, we are making profound changes in our operators and in the market in general, both structural and functional.
Our certification standard is recognized as one of the most demanding in the industry, so engaging in our certification program is not a task to be taken lightly. Our approach is to offer certification with real added value, as our philosophy dictates.
We take vegan compliance seriously, as well as the trust our customers place in us.
The work of EVE VEGAN® work is made possible by the commitment of certified operators and our partners around the world. We recognize that trust in the way we assess the compliance of products and services is fundamental. To gain and keep the trust of operators and consumers, we have developed policies to ensure independence, impartiality and transparency in all aspects of our certification program.
Our quality management system itself meets the requirements to prove our independence and impartiality. Finally, we implement effective, scalable and innovative solutions in the field to manage change in industry.
EVE VEGAN® staff work with farmers, producers, processors, companies and organizations to effect positive change in global supply chains.
Composed of qualified experts and local partners, the team is sensitive to the vegan approach and is committed to respecting the duty of performance that our ambitious project requires, with an international scope. Find out more about our team and our partners.
The Expertise Vegan Europe certification body and the EVE VEGAN® brand were created in 2016 by Hélène Modrzejewski. All decisions made regarding the development of the certification mark and the eligibility criteria are handled by Ms. Modrzejewski and her team in relation to her expertise in this field.
Today, Expertise Vegan Europe is the only French company in this promising field.
«Investing in our certification is a lasting commitment because it guarantees your business relationships with all those who develop trade and industry without animal exploitation.» - Hélène Modrzejewski, founder.
EVE VEGAN® not only has a motivating and captivating mission, but also provides its personnel with numerous opportunities for evolution. You are sensitive to our approach and our mission? Why not join our team, we are regularly looking for partners to ensure our objectives and growth.
Since our inception in Europe, we have built a network of operators, manufacturers, service companies and individuals committed to our certification program. Together, we are working to transform the industry from the inside out and develop more animal-friendly production methods.
Today we have the capacity and opportunity to implement our certification program in over 25 countries around the world. We collaborate with partners, local standard bearers, who allow us to increase our influence and fulfill our mission. See the list of countries involved:
The EVE VEGAN® certification mark is a certification program mastered by Expertise Vegan Europe (EVE) whose objective is to evaluate the conformity of products and processes according to the criteria established in the EVE VEGAN® standard of conformity. The objective of the standard is to guarantee compliance with the minimum requirements for the use of the vegan claim on products or services. By signing up with the EVE VEGAN® certification mark, you agree to comply with the certification procedure and the criteria of the standard throughout the duration of the certification.
The rules of manufacturing and good industrial practices relating to vegan products are detailed in the compliance referential and are subject to control procedures by Expertise Vegan Europe, an independent organization developed in accordance with the international standards of the certification bodies. The duration of the certification of the products is 18 months, renewable, and all the verification operations are repeated at the end of each certification cycle. For more information please refer to our documentation.