Clorox has been a household name since 1913. It’s been the go-to cleaning solution for over 100 years. But is Clorox cruelty-free? Do they test any of their products on animals?
Keep reading to learn the answer.
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Clorox Animal Testing Policy
Clorox’s animal testing policy is located under the ‘What We’re Made Of’ section of their website. Here is an excerpt:
“Clorox does not conduct or ask third parties to conduct on its behalf any animal testing on products or ingredients within the Clorox product portfolio unless that testing is required by law and there is no available alternative. When the law requires such tests, Clorox selects highly qualified contract research facilities that comply with all applicable animal welfare standards. When legal requirements allow alternative methods, including in vitro testing, Clorox will use them. We have brands in our portfolio, such as Burt’s Bees, that ensure none of their products or ingredients are ever subject to animal testing by suppliers or regulatory authorities.
Consistent with our own policy, our Business Partner Code of Conduct informs our suppliers and licensees that they also must not conduct or ask third parties to conduct animal testing related to their products or ingredients unless it is required by law.”
Does Clorox Test on Animals?
Yes, Clorox 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 Clorox Certified Cruelty-Free?
No, Clorox is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Clorox is listed on PETA’s list of brands to avoid.
Is Clorox Sold in China?
Yes, Clorox is sold in China. Here is an image showing their Asian locations.
What Companies Does Clorox Own?
Below is a list of brands that are owned by Clorox. 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 Clorox’s brands. But I would err on the side of caution for the brands that have no information.
- Burt’s Bees – PETA CERTIFIED
- Ever Clean
- Formula 409
- Fresh Step
- Green Works
- Liquid Plumr
- Renew Life Products
- Scoop Away
Wrap Up: Is Clorox Cruelty-Free?
No, Clorox is not a cruelty-free brand. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Clorox chooses to sell in countries that require their products to be tested on animals.
Therefore, Clorox 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 Clorox? Will you boycott them completely or use some of their cruelty-free brands? Please leave your comments below!
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