Welcome to the database of companies selling products in India that do and don’t test their products on animals. For a list of companies that do test their products on animals, click here. For a list of companies that don’t test their products on animals, click here. For a list of foreign companies that do and don’t test their products on animals, visit the PETA US site.
If you’re representing an Indian company that wants to be included on the list of companies that don’t test their products on animals, then you will need to sign PETA India’s statement of assurance or provide a satisfactory statement verifying that your company does not conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products and that your company pledges not to do so in the future. If you represent a company that maintains a cruelty-free policy, please contact Dr Chaitanya Koduri at ChaitanyaK@petaindia.org for more information. If you’re representing a company that is not based in India, please contact Stephanie Done at StephanieDone@peta.org for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are these companies included on the “Do Test” list?
This section includes both companies that manufacture animal-tested products and brands that are owned by companies that have not yet adopted a permanent “no animal testing” policy which sell products in India. Please encourage them to announce a permanent ban on animal testing. For a complete list of products manufactured by a company on this list, please visit the company’s website or contact the company directly for more information. Companies on this list may manufacture individual lines of products without conducting tests on animals. They have not, however, eliminated animal testing from their entire line of cosmetics and household products. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. There may be companies that test their products on animals which are not yet on the list.
What can be done about animal tests required by law?
Although animal testing of pharmaceuticals and certain chemicals is still mandated by law, testing of cosmetics defined by Schedule S of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, on animals is not mandatory.
What types of companies are on the “Don’t Test” list?
The list includes cosmetics, personal care and household cleaning product companies selling in India only. The list includes companies that have assured either PETA India or PETA US that they do not test on animals. This list may not be comprehensive.
To a degree, the statement of assurance is a matter of trust. However, companies are putting their integrity on the line when they respond to consumers. A company that has publicly announced an end to its animal tests and states in writing that it doesn’t test on animals would face a public-relations disaster (and potential lawsuits) if it were caught testing on animals. Companies are well aware that consumers are serious about the issue of animal testing, and they know that it would ruin the public’s confidence in their products if it were discovered that they were being dishonest about their animal-testing policies.
I can’t find a particular company on either the “Do Test” list or the “Don’t Test” list. What does that mean?
A company may not be found on this website because it has a parent company that tests on animals, because we have no information on its policies or because it claims to be cruelty-free but has not yet signed PETA India’s statement of assurance. (Signing is a requirement for being listed.) It may also not be listed because it does not sell products in India. Please see CaringConsumer.com for more information.
You can inquire with us regarding companies not listed or write to them directly and ask the following questions as an interested consumer:
If you are assured that a company maintains a cruelty-free policy, please ask to have this assurance confirmed in writing and forward correspondence and/or responses to Dr Chaitanya Koduri at ChaitanyaK@petaindia.org. We will contact the company’s representatives and encourage them to sign PETA India’s statement of assurance. Your efforts will help PETA India’s campaign and demonstrate to corporations that animal testing is an urgent issue that affects consumer buying trends.