In April 2020 Ethical Consumer searched The Nature's Bounty's website for a policy on animal testing. No policy could be found. The website of its subsidiary company, Dr Organic, was also viewed which stated "Our parent company Nature's Bounty, Dr. Organic and our sister company Optima do not test any of our products or raw materials on animals, and do not ask any third parties to test on our behalf. In the EU it is illegal to test on animals for the purposes of the cosmetic industry but as a global Brand we are committed to being cruelty free and will never test on animals". It also stated that it did not currently sell to mainland China due to the country's legal requirement for cosmetics to be tested on animals. While this was a positive policy towards animal testing the company did not appear to have the fixed cut-off date (after which no ingredients would have been tested on animals) required to get a best rating.
Therefore, the company received Ethical Consumer's middle rating for animal testing and lost half a mark under the Animal Testing category.
https://drorganic.co.uk (21 April 2020)