Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

EPAA partners & structure

EPAA partners & structure
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The EPAA includes 5 Directorates-General of the European Commission, 37 companies, and 8 European industry federations, each representing a separate industrial sector.

All the EPAA partners are committed to and capable of further implementing the 3Rs declaration.

Companies and other stakeholders sharing the objective of the 3Rs declaration and willing to join the partnership activities should contact the EPAA secretariat or their respective European trade associations.


Steering committee

The EPAA steering committee (SC), under the joint chairmanship of the European Commission and the Industry, is responsible for providing strategic direction and for the adoption, implementation and review of the EPAA action programme 2016-2020 (364 kB). The SC meets 4 times a year.

Mirror group

The mirror group (MG) consists of representatives of civil society and includes academia, animal welfare, consumers and patient groups. It acts as a consultation forum in an advisory capacity to the steering committee for the implementation of the action programme, the EPAA projects and adds a broader societal perspective to EPAA’s work. The EPAA MG meets with the SC quarterly.

EPAA secretariat

A secretariat supports the EPAA with daily organisation, communication and outreach, preparation of meetings and workshops, and implementation of the steering committee's decisions. This permanent team is based in Brussels.

Enquiries should be sent to


We are very glad to announce that ADAMA and Corteva have joined EPAA as full members in June 2019.

Corteva Agriscience is one of the major crop and plant protection companies completely dedicated to agriculture and combines the strengths of DuPont Pioneer, DuPont Crop Protection and Dow AgroSciences, building on a strong scientific base to contribute to the 3Rs.  

ADAMA,  one of the world's leading crop protection companies, is committed to the 3Rs principles, fully supporting the development and use of alternative methods based on science to reduce the use of animals in safety assessments. The integration of science with intelligent testing approaches will provide more relevant, fit-for-purpose assessments for decision-making to protect environmental and human health.

European Commission

  • DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
  • DG Research and Innovation
  • DG Health and Food Safety
  • DG Environment
  • DG Joint Research Centre


  • AnimalHealthEurope
  • Chemicals (CEFIC)
  • Cosmetics and personal care (Cosmetics Europe)
  • CropLife Europe
  • Fragrances (IFRA)
  • Pharmaceuticals (EFPIA)
  • Small and Medium Entreprises (UEAPME/COSMED)
  • Soaps and detergents (AISE)


  • Avon
  • BASF
  • Bayer
  • Beiersdorf
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Chanel
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Corteva
  • DSM
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Essity (previously called SCA, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget)
  • Estée Lauder
  • Evonik/Degussa
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • Henkel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kanebo
  • Kimberly-Clark
  • L'Oréal
  • LVMH
  • Merck
  • Merck Sharp and Dohme - MSD Animal Health
  • Novartis
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Novozymes
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Roche (F. Hoffmann-La Roche)
  • Sanofi
  • Shiseido
  • Solvay
  • Symrise
  • Syngenta
  • Unilever
  • Zoetis


  • StratiCELL