In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed RSPB's website and found that it retailed other brand's cosmetics. It stated "Our exclusive range is different - guaranteed free of parabens, phosphates and palm oil, these toiletries are naturally vegan-friendly by not testing on animals, not using any animal-derived ingredients and seeking to provide an ethical alternative to the palm oil products sold in the UK today."
While the company was considered to have a positive policy it did not have a requirement that ingredients in products met a fixed cut off date or how it monitored suppliers claims i.e. through certification such as BUAV. It therefore received Ethical Consumer's middle rating for animal testing.
RSPB Ethical and Environmental Procurement Policy (15 August 2018)