Animal Welfare and Alternatives

At Procter & Gamble we believe the elimination of animal testing is the right thing to do.

P&G does not test its products or ingredients on animals anywhere in the world, unless required by law. We will continue to develop non-animal alternative tests and work with regulators around the world to ultimately end testing involving animals.

We have developed over 50 alternative, non-animal testing methods and invested more than $370 million in finding alternatives.

We work with leading independent and industry experts in the field of alternatives research, and we partner with leading animal protection groups, such as the Humane Society of the US, to promote alternative research methods and regulatory acceptance of alternatives.

Learn more about our efforts:

P&G secures approval for first non-animal alternative to skin allergy testing
P&G scientists invented the first non-animal alternative method for skin allergy testing, which lately obtained official approval from authorities. It marks a milestone in overcoming the need for animal testing.

A new approach making existing alternatives more accurate
Since many years scientists around the world use test tube experiments to mimic certain safety effects, which however often falsely indicate a risk where there is none. Led by P&G scientists, a group of experts advanced skin models allowing much more accurate use of non-animal alternative methods.

 

P&G has been actively pursuing animal alternatives for nearly 40 years
Our engagement in developing alternatives to animal testing is a long journey and started several decades ago. We have achieved a lot with still some way ahead of us and others. We will continue our research efforts until alternatives are available for all safety questions and accepted by global regulators.

Working with partners
At P&G, we work with international animal welfare organizations, academia, industry experts and regulators to advance alternatives to animal testing and their regulatory acceptance.

 


Eliminating Reserach Involving Animals- Our Recent Contributions
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