At M&S, we know that many of our customers are concerned about the use of animals for testing cosmetic and household products. We're against animal testing too.
We don’t test any of our M&S beauty or household products on animals. But we wanted to go further than this. We guarantee that none of the individual ingredients in our beauty or household products is tested on animals either, starting from a fixed cut-off date of January 2006.
This covers more than 1,200 products and, more importantly, their individual ingredients, from lavender laundry liquid to tea tree face wipes.
All these products have the stamp of approval from Cruelty Free International, founded by the BUAV (British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection). You’ll see their ‘Leaping Bunny’ logo on pack, which means you’ll know that what you’re buying is free from animal testing.
Cruelty Free International & BUAV chief executive Michelle Thew says, "We applaud Marks & Spencer for taking this step to prove its cruelty-free retailer status. The ‘Leaping Bunny’ logo approval is the global gold standard in cruelty-free cosmetics and household products, so I’m delighted M&S has taken this step to reassure its customers."