Bic is not cruelty-free. They may test on animals, either themselves, through their suppliers, or through a third party. Brands who fall under this category could also be funding animal testing by selling products in mainland China, where it's required by law.
BIC is committed to providing consumers with the highest quality products. BIC has been working with experts in product safety testing to evaluate reliable alternatives to animal testing in the development of new products.
BIC’s goal was to thoroughly evaluate its product safety testing and, if
possible, to utilize non-animal testing alternatives. In 1997, we
completed this evaluation and declared a worldwide moratorium on all
animal testing. While this is a significant achievement, it should be
noted that animal testing may be necessary in the future if alternatives
cannot provide sufficient assurance that a new product is safe for
Bic is not owned by a parent company that tests on animals.
No, Bic is not certified by any organizations.
Bic might offer some vegan products, however because this company is not cruelty-free, we recommend avoiding any products they offer even if they are vegan.
Most brands don't publicly display their full animal testing policies. We contact brands directly with our questions in order to get their complete policy. If any brand states that they, their suppliers, or any third party test on animals, the brand is listed as "not cruelty-free."
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