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
- Faith in Nature
- Lilly's Eco Clean
- McBride (Surcare)
- Reckitt Benckiser (Dettol, Vanish, Woolite)
- Procter & Gamble (Ariel, Bold, Daz, Fairy, Lenor)
- Unilever (Persil, Surf, Comfort)