In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Animal Aid's shop website.
It stated "We work hard to establish that everything we sell has the strictest possible production criteria. Where possible we source our products from ethical companies, who make the least impact on the environment. Many items are fair-trade, organic or GMO-free. And it goes without saying that no product has been tested on animals, or contains any animal ingredients, so all items are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Many are approved by BUAV and are registered with the Vegan Society."
According to its annual report Animal Abuse Injustice and Defence Society had a turnover of £1.5m in 2016. It was therefore considered to be a small SME and was providing a environmental and social alternative in the fact it sold only items suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

Reference:

https://www.animalaidshop.org.uk (1 August 2018)

In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Animal Aid's shop website and found that it sold a range of own brands toiletries. It stated "Our own brand products, made for us by Honesty Cosmetics Leaping Bunny Logo , are approved under the Humane Cosmetics Standard and registered with the Vegan Society, with a 1976 fixed cutoff date (FCOD) and contain no palm oil."
Ethical Consumer required companies selling cosmetics or toiletries to have a policy on the use of hazardous chemicals parabens, triclosan and phthalates. No policy document could be found but the company's website stated that the company's products were paraben free and its other products did not seem to contain triclosan and / or phthlates.

Reference:

https://www.animalaidshop.org.uk (1 August 2018)

In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Animal Aid's Shop website and found that it sold a range of stationery and cards which used certified FSC paper.

Reference:

https://www.animalaidshop.org.uk (1 August 2018)

In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Animal Aid's shop website and found that it sold food, cosmetics and household cleaning products. Palm oil and / palm oil derivatives were commonly used in these products.

Animal Aid had the following policy on retailing products which contained palm oil:
"We are very much aware of the consequences to the rain forests and especially to Orang-utans through the use of palm oil. Consequently, for many years now we have, as far as possible, eliminated the substance from our products. For example, we switched to palm oil free fudge some time ago and introduced palm oil free candles and Little Satsuma soaps.
"We always check ingredients extremely carefully. All our Honesty Cosmetics are free from palm oil and nearly all our chocolate and confectionary too - making use of cocoa butter instead. There are a few remaining products in our range which include palm oil in their ingredients, and all are from sustainable sources and companies who are members of the RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil), making their palm oil fully traceable.
"We go to great lengths to ensure all our products are vegan, not animal tested, are organic where possible, and are the least harmful to the environment as a whole. We are very conscious of the damage mankind has inflicted on our planet and try our utmost to ensure we do not add to the destruction."

This reference was for information only.

Reference:

https://www.animalaidshop.org.uk (1 August 2018)