Charles River sites are AAALAC accredited
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Germany, France, Italy, and US Sites Renew AAALAC Accreditation

In keeping with Charles River’s ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest standards in animal welfare, Wilmington, United States, Sulzfeld, Germany, Saint-Germain-Nuelles, France and Calco, Italy facilities have recently earned renewed accreditation of their animal care and use programs from the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC) International.

AAALAC is an internationally recognized, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs. Rigorous and extensive, AAALAC accreditation involves both site visits and program evaluations conducted by the best animal care and use professionals and researchers from around the globe. Participation in the program is voluntary and reflects an organization's commitment to the humane care of laboratory animals.

Charles River Humane Care Initiative

Our Humane Care Initiative was put in place to ensure that we remain a world leader in the humane care of laboratory animals, working hand-in-hand with the scientific community to understand how living conditions, handling procedures and stress play an important role in the quality and efficiency of research. The AAALAC seal of approval demonstrates our continued efforts and success.

All Charles River Research Models & Services North American and European facilities are AAALAC-accredited.


Location Accreditation Date Last Renewed Accreditation
Margate, England Jul 2010 Mar 2016
Sulzfeld, Germany Oct 2014 Nov 2017
Saint-Germain-Nuelles, France Feb 2015 Oct 2017
Calco, Italy Feb 2015 Oct 2017

North America

Location Accreditation Date Last Renewed Accreditation
Wilmington, MA May 1968 Jun 2018
Raleigh, NC Nov 1991 Jul 2016
Kingston, NY Dec 1967 Mar 2016
Hollister, CA Mar 1997 Feb 2017
San Diego, CA Oct 2004 Mar 2016
Saint-Constant, QC (Canada) Mar 2018