Is Oral B Cruelty-Free or Vegan in 2022?

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No, Oral B isn’t cruelty-free.

This is because the brand is owned by a parent company that tests on animals or its products are tested on animals (directly or through third-party suppliers).

Or their products are old where animal testing is required by law, such as in China.

What Is Oral B’s Official Testing Policy? 

The brand’s official testing policy is well laid out in the following paragraphs: 

“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 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

Oral-B’s official testing policy aside, the brand is also owned by Procter and Gamble, which conducts animal testing.

This alone is enough to make the brand to be labeled as not cruelty-free. 

Is Oral B Certified By Any Company As Cruelty-free? 

No, brand or company has certified Oral B to be cruelty-free. 

Is Oral B Vegan? 

Oral B, like many other brands, have vegan and non-vegan products so they are not 100% vegan. 

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