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  • The first ever newsletter by The Vegan Society records that there were just 25 members.
  • The Vegan Trademark was introduced in 1990 to help businesses showcase their products meeting the authentic international vegan standard set by The Vegan Society. Today, over 65000 products from more than 2500 companies are registered globally, including 30000 cosmetics and toiletries, and 18000 food and drink items.
  • In 2021 alone The Vegan Society registered an impressive 16,439 products with The Vegan Trademark. Over 82% of our product registrations have come in the last five years.
  • The Vegan Trademark is present in 87 countries around the world, with over 50% of products registered coming from companies based outside of the UK. 
  • Products made by companies such as Flora, Alpro, Asda, Aldi, LUSH, Mars, Costa Coffee, Nestle, New Look and Burger King carry the Vegan Trademark.


  • A 2023 study found that replacing meat and dairy with whole grains, beans, nuts and olive oil may significantly reduce cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, according to a major review into the impact of diet on health. Source
  • In 2023, analysis by the Office of Health Economics revealed that 100% adoption of plant-based diets in England could save the NHS around £6.7 billion over a year. There could be 2.1 million fewer cases of disease and a gain of more than 170,000 quality-adjusted life years across England. Source
  • According to 2021 data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 900,000 cows, 1.4 million goats, 1.7 million sheep, 3.8 million pigs, 12 million ducks, 202 million chickens, and hundreds of millions of fish are slaughtered globally each day Source
  • In 2020, research from YouGov found that most Brits don’t know that common practices like beak trimming, separation of calves from their mothers, and use of carbon dioxide in slaughter are in the UK. Source 
  • In 2016, a study from the University of Oxford found that if the world went vegan, it could save 8 million human lives per year by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by two-thirds and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoid climate damages of $1.5 trillion. Source
  • When people follow a vegan diet, they often eat more fruit and vegetables and enjoy meals higher in fibre and lower in saturated fat. We work with the British Dietetic Association to show that well-planned vegan diets can support healthy living in people of all ages. Source
  • The use of land for agriculture is the main driver of biodiversity loss. Today, almost half of the world’s ice- and desert-free land is used for agriculture, and most of this land is used by livestock. Reducing global meat consumption would also help to address climate change: it would reduce direct emissions from burping cows and nitrous oxide from manure, but also reduce emissions from deforestation and land use change. Source

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