The end of the week calls for another weekly news round-up. What’s been happening this week…

Air France decision is a huge win for monkeys

Following years of campaigning by Cruelty Free International and other animal protection groups, Air France has finally agreed to stop transporting monkeys to be used in painful tests. Read now. If you are an EU citizen, you can end animal testing by signing the European Citizens’ Initiative. Sign now.


Back-To-School Beauty Trends

According to Spate, this year, search reveals a new back-to-school beauty shopper who’s seeking pops of colour, eye-catching accessories, and hair-loving treatments. Read the full blog to find out more about the upcoming trends.


Sustainability Expert Aris Vrettos Joins Croda

Aris Vrettos has today joined Croda as Director, Sustainability Strategy and Transformation. On his appointment Aris said: “I am genuinely delighted to be joining Croda, a science-led company with authentic leadership and ambition on sustainability. I look forward to working with my new colleagues, our customers and other stakeholders in the exciting journey ahead to further enhance Croda’s impact and influence and provide the sustainable solutions needed for the next decade and beyond.” Read more.


Michelle Thew made honorary fellow of the oxford centre for animal ethics

Cruelty Free International Chief Executive, Michelle Thew has been named an Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, in recognition of her ‘outstanding contribution to the protection of animals’. Read the blog here.


Unilever and Boots team up to tackle growing hygiene poverty crisis

Unilever has partnered with Boots for the second year in a row to tackle the growing issue of hygiene poverty in the UK. Working with the Hygiene Bank, a British charity which distributes donated hygiene products to communities in need, the brands will run a You Buy, We Donate campaign. Read the full story here.