In November 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed Lidl UK's website for its animal testing policy. The company's Farm Animal Health and Welfare Policy (2020) was viewed.
This policy stated:
"At Lidl GB we do not support animal testing and recognise that our customers are strongly opposed to the use of animals for the testing and development of products. For this reason and in compliance with the 2013 EU ban on animal testing, we do not carry out or commission any such testing on our own-brand products or the ingredients they contain. Suppliers to Lidl GB must ensure that cosmetic and personal care products, including their ingredients, have not been tested on animals with the cut-off-date of March 2013 or earlier."
The company received Ethical Consumer's best rating for Animal Testing.