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Companies that test on animals "if the law requires it"
Companies yet to respond or who have ambiguous policies (i.e. Those that do not clearly state that both the finished products and ingredients are not tested on animals)
Companies that state that their products and ingredients are not tested on animals
Companies that operate a Fixed Cut Off Date policy
Brand Parent Company (click for link to full policy) Summary of policy
Ace Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Air Wick Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Ambi Pur Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Ariel Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Asda (own brand) N/A - Private Company Via Email: "It is ASDA policy that suppliers of household, cosmetic & toiletry products do not conduct or commission any testing of our products or their ingredients on animals."
Bloo Jeyes Awaiting response.
Bold Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Boots N/A - Private Company "No animal testing of any kind is undertaken or commissioned by Boots or its subsidiary businesses. We recognise that until satisfactory replacements are available, some animal tests will be carried out by others to meet regulatory requirements and protect public health. These safety tests sometimes involve ingredients used in products manufactured and sold by subsidiary businesses. We would like to see an end to all animal tests and we give financial and technical support to the development and introduction of alternative forms of safety testing"
Cif Unilever "We are committed to eliminating animal testing, which most of our products do not, in any case, involve. Our strict internal procedures ensure that testing is only carried out where there is no other option, while we continue to invest in alternative methods. "
Cillit Bang Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Comfort Unilever "We are committed to eliminating animal testing, which most of our products do not, in any case, involve. Our strict internal procedures ensure that testing is only carried out where there is no other option, while we continue to invest in alternative methods. "
Co-op (own brand) N/A - Private Company "We have worked with the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (BUAV), firstly in applying their Humane Cosmetics Standard for cruelty-free products to Co-operative brand toiletry products, and secondly in the development and application of a similar Humane Household Standard for household products. As a result, The Co-operative has had for many years, one of the most stringent non-animal testing policies of all grocery retailers covering its non-food (toiletry and household cleaning) products. We operate a fixed cut-off date (i.e. a date beyond which The Co-operative and its suppliers must not have conducted or commissioned animal testing on any product or ingredient) of 1985 for toiletries and 1997 for household products. Most other retailers operate using later or rolling dates, which means that they can only state that their products have not been tested in the last 5 years."
Daz Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Dettol Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Domestos Unilever "We are committed to eliminating animal testing, which most of our products do not, in any case, involve. Our strict internal procedures ensure that testing is only carried out where there is no other option, while we continue to invest in alternative methods. "
Dreft Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Duck SC Johnson

"At SC Johnson, we’ve given a lot of thought to ending animal testing. We’re not there yet, but we’re trying... SC Johnson must comply with the stringent legal and regulatory requirements of countries around the world that require, by law, testing for certain products... The bottom line is that we have to meet government, safety and environmental requirements for our products, but we are working toward ways to do so while continually minimizing animal testing."

E45 Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Ecover (PDF) N/A - Private Company

"Ecover is against animal testing. Ecover has never performed or commissioned animal testing and considers testing on sentient animals to assess environmental and health risks as unnecessary... Since our foundation in 1980 Ecover has never tested any finished products or ingredients on sentient animals, nor has it ordered such tests by third parties."

Please click here for Ecover's policy on aquatic toxicity testing which uses water fleas.

Fairy Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Febreze Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Finish Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Flash Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Glade SC Johnson

"At SC Johnson, we’ve given a lot of thought to ending animal testing. We’re not there yet, but we’re trying... SC Johnson must comply with the stringent legal and regulatory requirements of countries around the world that require, by law, testing for certain products... The bottom line is that we have to meet government, safety and environmental requirements for our products, but we are working toward ways to do so while continually minimizing animal testing."

Harpic Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Lenor Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Limelite McBride (PDF)

"Products manufactured by McBride are not tested on animals, either by the company or on its behalf by third parties. New products are assessed for safety by toxicologists using all data available on the raw materials and other information on product use available internally of from the published literature... McBride does not request its suppliers to test their raw materials on animals. Where customers have established their own cut-off dates for testing, only materials which comply with the cut-off date are used in their products. Checks are made with each supplier on the last date of animal testing for every  raw material to ensure continued compliance with the cut-off dates... Wherever possible, we use ingredients in our products which have a long history of safe use and which either have never been tested on animals, or not taken for many years. However, whilst we are aware that on occasions testing is undertaken by suppliers or other agencies, such testing is outside the control of this company."

Marks & Spencer (own brand) N/A - Private Company "We don’t test any of our M&S beauty or household products on animals. But we wanted to go further than this. As part of our Plan A commitments, we guarantee that none of the individual ingredients in our beauty or household products is tested on animals either, starting from a fixed cut-off date of January 2006.This covers more than 1,200 products and, more importantly, their individual ingredients, from lavender laundry liquid to tea tree face wipes. All these products have the stamp of approval from BUAV, (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection). You'll see their leaping bunny logo on pack, which means you'll know that what you're buying is "animal-friendly.""
Method N/A - Private Company "Method is 100% cruelty-free, has never tested its products nor their ingredients on animals and does not endorse, request nor commission any animal testing on our behalf."
Morrisons N/A - Private Company "We are opposed to testing on animals and therefore do not conduct or fund such tests on our own brand cosmetic, toiletry, or household products, or the ingredients in them.  We do not commission our suppliers or any other third party to carry out such tests."
Mr Muscle SC Johnson

"At SC Johnson, we’ve given a lot of thought to ending animal testing. We’re not there yet, but we’re trying... SC Johnson must comply with the stringent legal and regulatory requirements of countries around the world that require, by law, testing for certain products... The bottom line is that we have to meet government, safety and environmental requirements for our products, but we are working toward ways to do so while continually minimizing animal testing."

Mr Sheen Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Oust SC Johnson

"At SC Johnson, we’ve given a lot of thought to ending animal testing. We’re not there yet, but we’re trying... SC Johnson must comply with the stringent legal and regulatory requirements of countries around the world that require, by law, testing for certain products... The bottom line is that we have to meet government, safety and environmental requirements for our products, but we are working toward ways to do so while continually minimizing animal testing."

Parazone Jeyes Awaiting response.
Persil Unilever "We are committed to eliminating animal testing, which most of our products do not, in any case, involve. Our strict internal procedures ensure that testing is only carried out where there is no other option, while we continue to invest in alternative methods. "
Pledge SC Johnson

"At SC Johnson, we’ve given a lot of thought to ending animal testing. We’re not there yet, but we’re trying... SC Johnson must comply with the stringent legal and regulatory requirements of countries around the world that require, by law, testing for certain products... The bottom line is that we have to meet government, safety and environmental requirements for our products, but we are working toward ways to do so while continually minimizing animal testing."

Sainsbury's (Own Brand) N/A - Private Company "We are committed to animal welfare and our policy on animal testing is an essential aspect of this commitment. We are opposed to animal testing and are a member of FRAME (Fund for Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments), which researches alternatives to using animals in research, testing and education. We have not commissioned any animal testing or asked our suppliers to carry out animal testing on Sainsbury's beauty products or the ingredients they contain since 1988. Animal testing is also associated with some household products and we insist that our suppliers do not commission any animal testing on these products or the ingredients that go into them... In May 2005 we decided to withdraw from the Humane Cosmetics Standard. This was because continued compliance might compromise our ability to manufacture the best quality products using the most effective ingredients. However, we continue to operate a strict animal testing policy, which incorporates a cut-off date for testing."
Superdrug N/A - Private Company "We and our own brand manufacturers do not commission animal testing on any Superdrug own brand products or ingredients. Our own brand cosmetics, toiletry and household ranges have not been tested on animals by us or by our own brand manufacturers."
Surcare McBride (PDF)

"Products manufactured by McBride are not tested on animals, either by the company or on its behalf by third parties. New products are assessed for safety by toxicologists using all data available on the raw materials and other information on product use available internally of from the published literature... McBride does not request its suppliers to test their raw materials on animals. Where customers have established their own cut-off dates for testing, only materials which comply with the cut-off date are used in their products. Checks are made with each supplier on the last date of animal testing for every  raw material to ensure continued compliance with the cut-off dates... Wherever possible, we use ingredients in our products which have a long history of safe use and which either have never been tested on animals, or not taken for many years. However, whilst we are aware that on occasions testing is undertaken by suppliers or other agencies, such testing is outside the control of this company."

Surf Unilever "We are committed to eliminating animal testing, which most of our products do not, in any case, involve. Our strict internal procedures ensure that testing is only carried out where there is no other option, while we continue to invest in alternative methods. "
Tesco's N/A - Private Company "Tesco brand non-food products are not tested on animals by us or our suppliers, nor on our behalf. As a five-star donor, Tesco contributes £10,000 a year to the Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experimentation (FRAME), which seeks to end animal testing."
Vanish Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Viakal Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Vortex Proctor & Gamble "P&G will only conduct research involving animals in the development and evaluation of our products as a last resort, when all reasonable alternatives have been exhausted. In those situations where such research is necessary (e.g., when required by law), we will ensure the humane treatment of all animals and will meet or exceed all legal requirements regarding animal welfare."
Waitrose (John Lewis) N/A - Private Company "Waitrose has been a corporate sponsor of FRAME (Fund for the Replacement of Animals in Medical Experiments) since 1996. Waitrose own label household products, i.e. laundry, detergents and domestic cleaning products, are not tested on animals and do not contain any ingredients that have been tested on animals on behalf of Waitrose. We do not test our own label cosmetics, toiletries, baby care or personal care products on animals, nor do we commission others to do so on our behalf. We operate a strict purchasing rule that ensures we do not buy any ingredient or product that has been tested on animals for cosmetic purposes by our own-label suppliers since 1990 in the case of Waitrose, and 1996 in the case of John Lewis. Our own-label suppliers are required to complete a declaration that they adhere to our requirements on product and ingredient testing."
Windolene Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."
Woolite Reckitt Benckiser (PDF) "Reckitt Benckiser will not use animal testing on any of our products, or on any raw materials, unless indicated by national or international regulatory authorities. Reckitt Benckiser will actively support the development, validation, use and acceptance of alternative methods that reduce, refine or replace the use of animals in safety evaluation."

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