Founded in 1944, the Vegan Society is a UK based educational organization and charity that promotes and supports the vegan lifestyle.
Veganism is a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing and any other purpose. The Vegan Society recognizes the ethical compromises of eating eggs and dairy products.
The Vegan Society is the first point of contact for new vegans and those seeking information, including caterers, print and broadcast media, health professionals, teachers and government.
The Vegan Society approves products as 'vegan' – look for a sunflower logo on product packaging. It sets stricter standards regarding the use of animals in cosmetics and toiletries than any other certifying body.