Skin care products
Galderma was founded in 1981 as a joint venture between L'Oreal and Nestle. Nestle took over full ownership in 2014, and then sold Galderma to a consortium of private institutional investors in 2019. Galderma is a global specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated exclusively to the field of dermatology. They operate manufacturing plants in France, Canada, Sweden and Brazil.
In 2009, an investigator working for Cruelty Free International went undercover for 8 months at Wickham Laboratories, a UK contract animal testing laboratory. She secretly filmed the appalling suffering inflicted on thousands of animals in cruel, crude and archaic tests for the routine batch testing of products. This included the weekly use of hundreds of mice in poisoning tests for Dysport, a brand of botox made by Galderma.
Source: Cruelty Free International (2009)
This company is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex), a not-for-profit, membership organisation that leads work with buyers and suppliers to deliver improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. Tens of thousands of companies use Sedex to manage their performance around labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
Source: Sedex (2018)
|Subsidiaries||Galderma Australia Pty Ltd
Proactiv Company Sarl (51% owned)
Products / BrandsGalderma Australia
Proactiv Company (51% owned)
Proactiv Skin Care