Church & Dwight was founded in 1846 and owns popular brands like Nair, Orajel, and OxiClean. But is Church & Dwight cruelty-free or do they test on animals?
Keep reading to get your answers.
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Church & Dwight Animal Testing Policy
Church & Dwight’s animal testing policy can be found in the ‘Our Brands’ section of their website. Here is an excerpt:
“Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is fully committed to ensuring and protecting animal welfare. We use only materials already known to be safe. It is our policy not to test on animals, and we also request that suppliers not test any materials or products on animals, unless required by law or regulation.”
Does Church & Dwight Test on Animals?
Yes, Church & Dwight does test on animals. They state they don’t test their products on animals but make the exception to satisfy a country’s laws.
Is Church & Dwight Certified Cruelty-Free?
No, Church & Dwight is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Church & Dwight is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Church & Dwight Sold in China?
Yes, Church & Dwight is sold in China. In their Q3 report, they state:
“Our International division continues to deliver on its long term 6% organic growth target. We expect this strong performance to continue as we increase our investments in Asia. Shanghai Jahwa will be the exclusive omni-channel distributor for four of our categories (baking soda, toothpaste, dry shampoo, and feminine hygiene products) in Mainland China.”
What Companies Does Church & Dwight Own?
Below is a list of brands that are owned by Church & Dwight. I’ve indicated the ones that are sold in China and any certified cruelty-free brands.
The choice is yours on whether to boycott some or all of Church & Dwight’s brands. But I would err on the side of caution for the brands that have no information.
- Arm & Hammer
- Clean Shower
- First Response
- Orange Glo
- Scrub Free
- Simply Saline
Wrap Up: Is Church & Dwight Cruelty-Free?
No, Church & Dwight is not a cruelty-free company. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Church & Dwight chooses to sell in countries where animal testing is required.
Therefore, Church & Dwight is not considered to be cruelty-free and will be added to my list of brands that test on animals.
Now I’d like to hear from you. What are your thoughts about Church & Dwight? Please leave your comments below!
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