We care deeply about the integrity of our products and our actions, and when it comes to animal wellbeing, we share our consumers’ belief that testing cosmetic and personal care products on animals should be obsolete.
The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies does not test cosmetic or personal care products or ingredients on animals anywhere in the world, except in rare situations where required by law or where alternatives to validate safety do not exist.
We believe that human health and animal welfare are not mutually exclusive. While we must abide by local legal and regulatory requirements, we are committed to advocating for the elimination of animal testing as a cosmetic safety requirement globally. By partnering with top research organizations around the world to develop and promote alternative testing technology, we are taking the strides necessary to eliminate the need to test any cosmetic or personal care products or ingredients on animals.
Our commitment to this issue goes back many decades:
- Johnson & Johnson scientists were among the first to replace animal eye irritancy testing, which ultimately led to the creation of our JOHNSON'S® NO MORE TEARS® shampoo.
- In the 21 years that Johnson & Johnson has been a charter sponsor the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), an animal-free safety testing laboratory that trains professionals on non-animal testing methods, more than 1,000 scientists and regulators have been trained globally.
- Johnson & Johnson has supported the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) which has a similar mission: to create and validate alternatives to animal testing and provide education on these methods.
The world is not yet free from cosmetic animal testing, but we at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies are proud to be part of the solution. We are always striving to do better when it comes to this important issue, and we will continue strongly advocate for the development of validated alternative testing methods—and their acceptance by authorities around the globe.