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In February 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed Johnson & Johnson's website for the company's animal testing policy.

The company stated that it was committed to: "Replacement – using alternative non-animal systems in place of live animal utilization whenever possible. Reduction – using the minimum number of animals possible to achieve maximum information without compromising animal welfare. Refinement – continually modifying procedures to limit the discomfort and distress to animals"

It further stated:

"The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies does not test cosmetic or personal care products or ingredients on animals anywhere in the world, except in the rare situation where required by law or where alternative options don’t yet exist."

Due to the fact the company commissioned tests on animals for its products it received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for its animal testing policy.


Website (30 April 2019)