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Evonik supports and promotes the development of alternative test methods to further reduce the number of tests performed on animals or avoid entirely them in the future, for example, through its membership of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to Animal Testing (EPAA) or through funding of the SET Foundation.
As a member of the European Centre of Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC), Evonik is working on toxicological issues and the development of methods of assessing the risk of chemicals. It is also an active dialog partner for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in matters relating to the toxicological evaluation of chemicals.
Evonik clearly acts in accordance with the 3R concept*: Reduce-Refine-Replace.
Furthermore, Evonik is currently involved in an in-vitro test strategy for testing materials for skin sensitization as well as evaluating existing in-vitro methods for testing skin and eye irritation.
As a responsible enterprise, Evonik has drawn up company animal protection guidelines.
* Source: Russell, W.M.S. and Burch, R.L., The Principles of Humane Experimental Technique. Methuen, London, 1959. Reprinted by UFAW, 1992: 8 Hamilton Close, South Mimms, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3QD England. ISBN 0 900767 78 2