Animal Testing


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Last updated: February 2017

 

 

Animal testing & household cleaners

 

For household products there is no test ban in the European Union. In October 2015, the UK Government banned the testing of ‘finished’ household products on animals and introduced a ‘qualified ban’ on testing the ingredients on animals.

But it’ll make little difference to animal welfare. This is because no animals have been used for testing ‘finished’ household products in the UK since 2010. It’s usually the ingredients not the ‘finished’ products that are tested on animals.

 

Company animal testing policies
 

 

Best ratings: 

  • Greenscents
  • Bio-D
  • Faith in Nature
  • ECOS
  • Ecozone
  • Ecoleaf
  • Lilly's Eco Clean
  • Astonish
  • Method
  • Simply
  • Dri-Pak
  • Ecover

 

Middle ratings:

  • Sodasan
  • Attitude
  • Traidcraft
  • Sonett


Worst ratings:

  • McBride (Surcare)
  • Reckitt Benckiser (Dettol, Vanish, Woolite)
  • Procter & Gamble (Ariel, Bold, Daz, Fairy, Lenor)
  • Unilever (Persil, Surf, Comfort)

 

 

 


 

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