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You can find Ecover cruelty-free products on Amazon.
Ecover is *Cruelty-Free
Ecover has confirmed they do not test their products or ingredients on animals or ask others to test on their behalf. Their suppliers also do not test on animals, nor do they allow their products to be tested on animals when required by law.
By our standards, we would consider Ecover to be *Cruelty-Free.
*Ecover is owned by SC Johnson, a corporation that is NOT cruelty-free because they allow some of their other brands to test on animals.
It’s your choice whether you want to support or boycott cruelty-free brands owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free. There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answer to this. I encourage you to do what you’re comfortable with, but I think it’s important to disclose that Ecover owns SC Johnson.
Below is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Ecover’s website about its animal testing policy:
Note that there is no legal definition for the label ‘Cruelty-Free.’ It can mean different things to different people. But Cruelty-Free is generally used to imply no animal testing. More specifically, the ingredients, formulation, or finished product are not tested on animals at any stage of product development.
At ethical elephant, we always assess a company’s cruelty-free policy using our Cruelty-Free Checklist. This ensures no animal testing was performed by the brand itself, its suppliers, or any third parties.
Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.
Ecover is 100% Vegan
Ecover has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
The following is a screenshot of what’s currently stated on Ecover’s website about its vegan claims:
Some household cleaning products contain animal-based surfactants and solvents.
Unless it’s clearly stated the surfactants and solvents are plant-based or plant-derived, it’s sometimes difficult to know with certainty whether a product is vegan just by reading the ingredient list.
So it’s best to ask the company and manufacturers to ensure the ingredients they’ve chosen to use were from non-animal sources.
Where are Ecover’s products made?
I asked Ecover where their products are manufactured and they told me,
“We would like to inform you that Ecover is a manufacturer located in Belgium.”
I hope this article helped you to understand Ecover’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing once and for all!