In November 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed Coty Inc's website for its animal testing policy.
A statement was found:
"Some governments or agencies stipulate the testing of finished products on animals in accordance with local legal and regulatory requirements. An example is China, where we continue to be involved in the dialogue with the Chinese authorities, including through our active membership of industry groups, to find alternatives to their use of animal testing.
As part of our commitment to ending animal testing in the beauty industry, Coty has gone one step further than not testing on animals and formed a strategic partnership with Cruelty Free International (CFI), the leading organization working to end animal testing for cosmetics globally. Given our size and scale this partnership focuses on the following:
COVERGIRL is the largest makeup brand ever to receive the Leaping Bunny Certification, following a rigorous audit of the brand’s supply chain and ingredients. We are going to explore Leaping Bunny certification for other brands and certify at least one other brand to the Leaping Bunny standard by 2020."
While Coty Inc was clearly working towards not testing its products on animals the fact it was selling its products in China meant that it received Ethical Consumer's worst rating in the category and lost a whole mark under Animal Testing.