Animal Welfare | FP13

Total number of incidents if significant non-compliance with laws and regulations, and adherence with voluntary standards related to transportation, handling, and slaughter practices for live terrestrial and aquatic animals

No instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations were reported.

The transport of our dogs and cats used for taste testing occurs when they are brought to our facilities, during visits to the veterinary clinic or during any trips to beauty shows or competitions. During transport, the animals are shipped in a special transport cage. In case of longer trips, we ensure that the trip is interrupted regularly for free movement and the supply of fresh water. Many employees hold the “Certificat de capacité,” a professional certification that has been issued by the French authorities and qualifies them for the responsible treatment of animals. In the US, the Animal Welfare Act governs regulations on transport to and from our sites there.