While only products from companies located in the U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and U.S. territories can bear the Certified Vegan logo, it is surely one of the most recognizable logos worldwide. Thanks to this logo, vegan consumers all around the world can be sure that the products they're buying do not contain any animal products or byproducts and were not tested on animals. Also, whenever they see the certified vegan logo on a product, they can be sure that all their products are dairy-free , egg-free and vegan without having to consult the ingredients list. Administered by the Vegan Awareness Foundation (official name Vegan Action) this logo has helped vegan customers since the 1970's and is worn by thousands of products manufactured by over 1,000 companies.

This foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is also dedicated to educating the public about veganism and assisting vegan-friendly businesses.

We have mapped Certified Vegan to:

  • Reducing Carbon Emissions
  • Empowering Animal Rights

Better Cotton Initiative Certifies:


Cost to get certified:

There is a non-refundable $100 us dollar fee to apply. If your application is finalized and approved, the fee will be applied to your first annual licensing fee payment. The annual fee is determined by the company's own annual revenue and it can range from $150 to $3,000 usd accordingly.

Do they perform audits on companies:

They do not perform in-site audits nor do they audit through third party certification bodies. They do ask for all documentation regarding ingredients and machinery use, as well as machinery cleaning procedures in cases in which machinery is shared for other processes.

Standards detailed on their website

Their certification standards are pretty straight-forward and clear, no animal use or testing whatsoever. Further details can be found in this link.


Since this is a pretty straight-forward certification run by a serious non-profit organization, there haven't been any significant controversies thus far.