In May 2019 Ethical Consumer viewed a story on Telegraph website dated August 2018, entitled, 'Superdrug face backlash against Botox treatment from animal rights groups.' It stated:

"Superdrug is facing a backlash from animal rights groups for selling botox injections tested on animals.

"The high street retailer said it would provide the injections at one of its London stores from as little as £99, following feedback from thousands of its beauty conscious customers.

"However, Superdrug, has come under fierce criticism from animal welfare organisations who highlight the cruelty that can be involved in animal testing of these types of products."

The company therefore lost half a mark under Animal Testing.

Reference: (9 May

In February 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed the Superdrug website for the company's policy on animal testing. On the 'CSR/marketplace' page, the following statement was found:

"Here at Superdrug we’ve always been passionate against animal testing, that is why we do not test our Own Brand products on our furry friends for cosmetic reasons! All our Own Brand Toiletries and Household products have the stamp of approval from Cruelty Free International which means you will find the Leaping bunny logo on pack."

However, as the company said nothing of its policy around animal testing and medical products, it was assumed the company did test some of its products on animals. The company therefore received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for animal testing and lost a full mark under Animal Testing.

Reference: (9 May 2019)

In August 2019 Ethical Consumer searched the Perfume Shop website for an animal testing policy. Given that the company sold perfumes and animal testing was common practice in this industry, Ethical Consumer expected The Perfume Shop to have an animal testing policy. No information was found.

The Perfume Shop therefore received a worst rating for Animal Testing and lost a whole mark in this category.

Reference: (16 August 2019)

According to ParkNShop's website viewed by Ethical Consumer in February 2020, the company was the leading supermarket chain in Hong Kong and sold meat products not labelled as organic. ParkNshop therefore lost a whole mark under both Animal Rights and under Factory Farming.

Reference: (16 August 2019)