Colgate-Palmolive is a globally recognized personal care brand. But is Colgate-Palmolive cruelty-free or do they test on animals?
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Colgate-Palmolive Animal Testing Policy
This is a document that explains Colgate-Palmolive’s animal testing policy. Here is an excerpt:
“In 1999, we declared a voluntary moratorium on all animal testing of our adult Personal Care Products and the ingredients used in these products. This moratorium remains in effect worldwide. Animal testing is only conducted where specifically required by regulatory agencies or where alternative testing methods are unavailable to ensure the safety of our products. In such limited instances, the tests are conducted only at contract testing facilities that meet both government standards and the more rigorous requirements established by Colgate with input from animal welfare groups.”
Does Colgate-Palmolive Test on Animals?
Yes, Colgate-Palmolive does test on animals. They state they don’t test their products on animals but make the exception to satisfy a country’s health authorities.
Is Colgate-Palmolive Certified Cruelty-Free?
No, Colgate-Palmolive is not certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny, PETA, or Choose Cruelty-Free.
In fact, Colgate-Palmolive is listed on PETA’s list of brands working on change.
What Companies Does Colgate-Palmolive Own?
Below is a list of brands that are owned by Colgate-Palmolive. 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 Colgate-Palmolive’s brands. But I would err on the side of caution for the brands that have no information.
- Afta After Shave
- Irish Spring
- Lady Speed Stick
- Murphy Oil Soap
- Speed Stick
- Tom’s of Maine – PETA CERTIFIED
Wrap Up: Is Colgate-Palmolive Cruelty-Free?
No, Colgate-Palmolive is not a cruelty-free personal care brand. In their animal testing policy, they state they do not test on animals. However, Colgate-Palmolive chooses to sell in countries that require imported cosmetics to be tested on animals.
Therefore, Colgate-Palmolive 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 Colgate-Palmolive? Will you boycott them completely or use some of their cruelty-free brands? Please leave your comments below!
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