Recommitment FAQ

What is Recommitment?

The Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program requires companies to recommit annually to ensure that their products remain 100% free of new animal testing. We understand that formulations, manufacturers and/or suppliers may change throughout the year along with other things like brand acquisitions, name/logo modifications, etc. While you are welcome to make updates at anytime through your company portal, this is the official time to submit anything that has changed during the previous 12 months. 

Does Recommitment cost money?

No. It is completely free. If you are a company that has not yet licensed the logo and now wish to, you will be able to pay for this once your company's recommitment application has been approved.

How do I log in to my account to begin the process?

Please login to your account.  If you are not able to remember your password or can’t find your credentials, please contact us at [email protected].

Which sections of the Recommitment Application must I fill out?

You must go through all sections (A-G) to review, update, and confirm all information in your application. This process needs to be done even if nothing has changed from the previous year. 

Why can’t I change 1) my fixed cut-off date in Section B or 2) my animal testing policy in Section C?

In Section B, your company’s fixed cut-off date is the date, selected by your company, after which no new animal testing at any stage of product development can occur. The fixed cut-off date exists to establish a starting point for a company’s commitment to being cruelty-free. In Section C, your answers are unchangeable because no animal testing after your fixed cut-off date is permitted. This section is included for your review only - if your answers to in this section have changed, please contact us at [email protected].

What if one or more of my ingredient suppliers have changed?

You must add any new ingredient suppliers to your account in Section D, and have them sign Declarations of Raw Material Compliance specifying that they adhere to your Fixed Cut-off Date (unless you have already implemented the purchase order option). You do not need to submit new declarations for suppliers already on file whose information has not changed.

What if one or more of my product manufacturers have changed?

You must add any new product manufacturers to your account in Section D, and have them sign Declarations of Product Compliance specifying that they ensure that the ingredients supplied for your products adhere to your Fixed Cut-off Date. You do not need to submit new declarations for manufacturers already on file whose information has not changed.

Am I able to delete outdated suppliers/manufacturers that I no longer use?

This is optional. Ultimately, as long as we have declarations from all of your active suppliers and manufacturers, you’ll be able to qualify for certification. If there are declarations in your account from old suppliers or manufacturers, it will not affect your company’s status. If, for your own records, you would like to remove old entries, please contact us at [email protected] and we will clean up your list.

Am I able to switch to the purchase order system for my ingredient suppliers?

Yes, you can do this, but please be aware that upon making this selection, all of your existing suppliers will automatically be deleted. If you then choose to switch back to the declaration option, you will have to re-upload each of your supplier declarations.

If I select the Amended Purchase Order option but have previously uploaded a sample P.O., does the Recommitment process require that I upload a new form?

Yes, even if we have a P.O. on file for you, in order to complete the Recommitment application, you would need to upload a new form.

What’s the difference between a Brand and a Company?

Companies must have at least one, but may actually have several different brands - a Company is the entity being certified, and a Brand is listed in the Compassionate Shopping Guide. Our new website features the ability to store information from multiple brands under one company. Keep in mind that one of the brands may have the same name as the parent company, but only the brands are listed on the Leaping Bunny website.

Once you have successfully completed Recommitment you will be able to license the Leaping Bunny Logo by clicking on the button Apply For Logo Licensing in the right-hand column of your Company Page, and completing the Logo Licensing Application. Note: this option will not appear until you have finished Recommitment.

I submitted my Recommitment Application. Does that mean the process is complete and I am immediately approved?

Not necessarily. If you have added new suppliers or manufacturers, they will need to complete the declaration sent to them. Please follow-up with them to make sure this is done. Your recommitment will not be approved until everything is current. 

Am I supposed to keep my supplier and manufacturer lists up to date all year long?

Ideally, yes. However we understand that not everyone makes changes in real-time. That is why we check in once a year to give companies the opportunity to update their information. It's a reminder to make sure everything is current. 

My company and/or I have had a personal hardship and cannot complete the recommitment at this time. Can I have an extension?

We understand that circumstances arise and can review a situation on a case by case basis. That being said, we are committed to publishing the most current list of cruelty-free companies shoppers can access so any extension granted would be temporary. Please contact us to see how we can help at [email protected]

How do I add another person onto the account so they have their own login?

At this time, companies can only have one username and password.

How can I tell if my supplier and/or manufacturer completed their Declaration?


I submitted my recommitment and never heard back, and now my brand is unpublished and is on the Did Not Recommit list. What happened?

The recommitment process is not complete as soon as you submit the application. You must ensure that all of your suppliers and/or manufacturers have completed the Declaration. Additionally, please ensure that every section of the application is complete and you clicked “Save and Submit.” If you do not hear from Leaping Bunny to follow up on your application within a week, please reach out to us, as there may have been a submission error. Additionally, recommitments must be complete and approved within two months. If your recommitment is not complete, including all Declarations, and approved, within two months, we will unpublish your brand until we can ensure your company is still able to comply with our Standard. In the meantime, you will still be able to work on your recommitment application.

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