Oral B 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.
“We do not test our products on animals anywhere in the world unless required by law and we are working hard to make animal testing of all consumer products obsolete. We are a proud supporter of #BeCrueltyFree. We have invested more than $420 million in developing non-animal testing methods and have advocated for their approval by policy makers around the world. Today, we use more than 50 non-animal alternatives, half of which were invented or co-invented by P&G. We will continue working with partners like the Humane Society International and the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to promote the development of new alternatives and advocate for their public use and adoption to eliminate animal testing.
We’ve also posted information on Pg.com outlining so many of our efforts through the years, so you may be interested in looking through it. Click here to be brought straight to our corporate page.
P&G has not tested a finished product on animals in over a decade. However, as you alluded to, there are still regulations in countries around the world which require animal tests to ensure safety or prove effectiveness of certain products and ingredients. This is why we support the Humane Society International in promoting the use of alternative methods and securing support form regulatory agencies around the world to accept non-animal test data and ultimately eliminate the need for animal testing globally
We do not ask business partners to test P&G products on our behalf. In the very rare cases where we as P&G commission such tests to meet legal or regulatory obligations, we work with independent external test institutes that meet the highest international animal welfare standards, meet the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC) accreditation standards and only after having thoroughly audited the institute.
Since Oral B is a global brand, there are many communities where Oral B products may be sold. We appreciate your interest and endeavors on eliminating animal testing, just as we are.”
Oral B is owned by Procter & Gamble, a company that tests on animals. Not only is Oral B not cruelty-free but neither is their parent company.
No, Oral B is not certified by any organizations.
Oral B 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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