In April 2021, Ethical Consumer viewed Suma’s website for information on its policy on the issue of animal testing. Ethical Consumer sent Suma a questionnaire but no response had been received.
A webpage entitled 'Toxic ingredients' stated, "Suma believes that beauty and 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 products and household and cleaning 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."
Suma were therefore considered to have a positive policy on animal testing issues and lost no marks under Animal Testing.
www.suma.coop (14 April 2021)