In October 2021 Ethical Consumer searched for information about M&S's approach to animal testing.
The Cruelty Free International website stated that all of M&S's own-brand cosmetics were certified by Cruelty Free International and carried the Leaping Bunny Logo, meaning they had a fixed cut-off date for animal testing.
However, no information was identified in relation to non own-brand products that the company retailed.
As a result the company scored Ethical Consumer's middle rating for Animal Testing and lost half a mark in this category.
https://www.crueltyfreeinternational.org/ (29 June 2021)