In April 2020 Ethical Consumer viewed the Astonish website and found the following policy in relation to animal testing:

"Astonish believes that household products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be Leaping Bunny Approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.

"All of our own brand personal care and household products are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. We adhere to a fixed cut-off date policy and proactively monitor our suppliers to ensure that our products continue to adhere to the Leaping Bunny criteria. Our supplier monitoring system is also independently audited."

This was considered to be a positive policy. The company was not marked down under this category.

Reference:

www.astonishcleaners.co.uk (30 March 2020)