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Definition of the word vegan

What is veganism?

The term veganism is a derivative of the word "vegan" which results from the syncopation of the English word "vegetarian". Veganism is a practice that aims to combat speciesism in all its forms by opposing discrimination and violence against animals (the exploitation and commodification of animals by the human institution). The term vegan can be used to characterize the way of life of a person or to characterize the qualities of a consumer product.

By animal, we mean all vertebrates and multicellular invertebrates (Example: Mammals, birds, insects, amphibians, reptiles, corals.).

Vegan (the individual)

A person who excludes, as far as possible and reasonable in practice, all animal products (veganism) and adopts an animal-friendly lifestyle (clothing, cosmetics, leisure activities, etc.). Adj. The vegan movement, veganism. Animal origin in this practice means raw materials from animal husbandry, slaughter, hunting and fishing.

Vegan (the product)

A product that is free of all substances of animal origin, that has not used technical agents of animal origin and that has not been tested on them in any way. The manufacture of an explicitly vegan product requires the exclusion, as far as possible, of any form of participation in the animal trade for its elaboration.

The motivations behind the growth of veganism


The human population is showing an increasing interest in animal welfare and tends to replace animal products with alternatives to be in line with its principles.


To adopt a vegan consumption is also to act for the environment and to fight against the climatic emergency, the pollution related to breeding, the intensive agriculture for breeding, the zoonoses and many other problems related to the exploitation of the animals.


The 100% plant-based diet is the healthiest food practice to adopt for your health. It offers many benefits to people suffering from diseases of over-consumption (obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases) as well as to anyone wishing to replace their share of animal proteins with plant proteins.

To Know More

Find out more about the EVE Vegan® certification program and join a growing community of certified products.

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    Choosing products with our certification mark is helping to transform the industry from the inside out and develop a business without animal products.

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What does our certification standard mean ?

    Our label guarantees a formulation without animal origin and has not been tested in any way on them. But that... is the short version! Find out more about our certification criteria.

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Advocating for vegan certification

    In the absence of a regulatory framework, it is essential to defend the use of the vegan claim for the benefit of consumers, committed businesses and animals.

Discover the EVE Vegan® certification program !

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® standards of conformity. The objective is to guarantee compliance over time 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.