The Lush Prize is a collaboration between Ethical Consumer and Lush Cosmetics; a £250,000 annual fund to reward groups or individuals working in the field of cruelty-free scientific research, awareness raising and lobbying.
The Prize combines the research and campaigning skills of Ethical Consumer and the passion and resources of Lush staff and is the biggest prize in the non-animal testing sector. The Prize will continue until all animal testing has been replaced.
Lush Prize 2013
The 2013 Lush Prize Awards and Conference took place in London on Wednesday 13th November.
See the 13 prize winners >
Research Papers 2013
As part of the awards process we provide an up-to-date global overview of each sector, which can be downloaded as PDF documents below:
Lobbying Prize 2103
Public Awareness Prize 2013
Science Prize 2013
Training Prize 2013
Young Researchers Prize 2013
Ethical Consumer & Animal Testing
Ethical Consumer is a not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative, dedicated to the promotion of universal human rights, environmental sustainability and animal welfare.
We do not seek to dictate to people what their beliefs should be, and all of our ratings can be customised to give more or weight to different ethical issues according to personal preference. It's clear though that animal testing is high on the agenda for many of our readers and subscribers.
In the 1980s, animal experimentation became a 'hot topic' as cosmetics companies testing their products on animals suddenly became a big 'no no'. Even nowadays, the testing of products and ingredients on animals continues, despite the fact that it's outlawed (for cosmetics and cosmetic ingredients) in this country.
Our research database has ratings for companies & brands under 300 topics in 19 areas of 5 main categories. This includes 17 topics under Animal Testing. Companies that test products on animals, or have an inadequate policy on animal testing, are criticised here.
Other products that also get tested on animals are household products and pet food. We also include animal testing for medical products in this area. Learn more about how we rate companies under animal testing.
We maintain a list of animal rights consumer boycotts. A number of companies are on the list for their poor record on animal testing. These companies include Boots, British Heart Foundation, Estee Lauder, Herbal Essences, Iams, Johnson and Johnson and Nestle.