You have a vegan business, and of course, you want it to succeed and grow. Ethics matter to you. You are in business to change the world, to eliminate animal exploitation, or to fight climate change and not just make a buck. You are making a positive impact with your products or services and growing by leaps and bounds, but is your business Vegan Certified?
What is Vegan Certification and Why Should Your Business Get Certified?
BeVeg has defined a global vegan standard. Current global laws fail to protect the vegan consumer who might search for “free from animal ingredients and exploitation.” Any business can claim themselves as “vegan” when, in fact, they are not. Did you know the label “cruelty-free” does not mean a product is vegan? The cruelty-free label means the product was not tested on animals but refers only to the finished product. Animal testing could have occurred at the ingredient level.
Your vegan consumers want to be assured they are purchasing vegan food, clothing, or cosmetics. Or, they want to know the coach they just hired is living a vegan lifestyle, not just dabbling in plant-based food. With the global vegan industry estimated to reach a staggering 74 billion by 2027, now is the time for your business to invest in vegan certification, a label that exemplifies the crux of the vegan lifestyle.
There are many vegan labels available these days. Not all of them are the same, and you might be asking why you should choose one over another. It is best to buy a vegan label from a company that is in the business of defining a global vegan standard.
“BeVeg brings credibility, uniformity, and transparency to vegan claims worldwide.”
BeVeg is the World Leader in Vegan Certification:
- They offer more global protection than any other vegan logo and are represented on six continents.
- They are the only vegan standard to have international accreditation ensuring GFSI procedures, including auditors that delve into risk analysis, root analysis, and gap analysis.
- BeVeg has ISO 17065 accreditation and were built in accordance with ISO 17067 as a conformity assessment program. There is no vegan definition under the law, but the BeVeg standard has defined an internationally recognized and accredited vegan standard, making BeVeg the most reliable and only true benchmark for vegan integrity and credibility in the global marketplace.
- Their vegan standard laws have been written by lawyers as a conformity assessment program to define vegan globally uniformly.
- The BeVeg label gets unprecedented media exposure.
But, the number one reason why you should choose BeVeg is because the other logos are just logos. They are not technical standards that are accredited with uniform training, materials, and checklists. These other companies do not do mandatory audits, and they issue the certificates themselves, which is a clear conflict of interest.
BeVeg uses third-party independent certification bodies as auditing firms to carry out the BeVeg technical standard. Only ISO trained and global food safety auditors are allowed to carry out vegan audits. Unlike the other logos, BeVeg’s certification standard demands factory controls to ensure the best manufacturing practices and vegan integrity.
The mission of BeVeg is…
“A single global vegan standard that standardizes vegan claims worldwide. A one world standard for vegan claims that is reliable, accountable, credible, and binding as recognized by world accreditation forums.”
BeVeg Offers 3 Types of Vegan Certification Programs:
1. Product: food, beverage, vitamins, cosmetics, perfumes, textile, furniture, and fashion.
BeVeg works to ensure all products meet the vegan label and standard from initial manufacturing to the end product. Their process includes customized inspection, testing, certification, and verification. They also offer consultancy and cross-business services to help your company improve sustainability.
2. Alcohol: beer, wine, liquor.
Did you know some animal ingredients are sometimes used in the process of fining alcohol? BeVeg ensures the process is fully vegan. They assure fish bladder, gelatin (often made from cows elbow, knees, horse hooves, pig’s feet, animal bones, and tendons), eggs, and chickens (and more) are not part of the entire alcohol-making process.
3. Business: other vegan businesses or restaurants
Customers want to know they are purchasing a vegan product and not worry about whether it was made with animal ingredients, animals were harmed in the creation process, or any ingredient contains animal byproducts. BeVeg will certify your business as “vegan” so your customers know you mean business.
If you own a restaurant or serve vegan food, BeVeg will certify your restaurant as fully vegan-no animal byproducts in your food or drink. The certification includes checking to make sure your vegan kitchen is separate (if you should also sell animal products) so cross-contamination with meat products does not occur. Restaurants will display the BeVeg “V” symbol on their websites and storefronts, assuring customers they are vegan.
Getting vegan certified is a smart business move no matter what type of vegan business you have, but especially if you sell vegan products.
Vegan customers will buy your products with assurance knowing you represent their vegan lifestyle and ethics. The vegan label shows the client your profits are not your only priority. Most importantly, the vegan label creates credibility, transparency, and builds trust, which are the cornerstones of any successful business.
Apply today for BeVeg’s vegan certification.