Unilever research hub pioneer alternatives to animal testing


Unilever research hub pioneer alternatives to animal testing

31 July 2020
Now, a new film produced by BBC StoryWorks – the broadcaster’s commercial division – gives audiences around the world a glimpse inside Unilever’s global Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC), and it features the scientists discussing their shared commitment to this important work.

The research work is showcased in the film, with external experts – including Dr Timothy E H Allen of the University of Cambridge Toxicology Unit – recognising Unilever’s contribution to furthering international confidence in non-animal testing methods.

“The research undertaken by Unilever is of the highest standards and internationally respected,” he says. “It is our hope that the methods and tools that Unilever develops can be used in other areas globally.”

The film premiered in June at the virtual Cosmetics Europe Trade Association’s industry event. It is one of 24 films created for the Essentials for Daily Life series, produced by BBC StoryWorks, which offer a behind-the-scenes view into how the often-overlooked cosmetics and personal care sector is enhancing people’s lives, supporting the planet and improving products.