Yardley London

Last Updated: February 1, 2022

How Ethical Is Yardley London?

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Ethical Analysis

Is Yardley London cruelty-free, vegan, or sustainable? We’ve got the answers here! Read below for more details on Yardley London’s policies.
Yardley London is not sold in mainland China. Therefore Yardley London is not required to test on animals per China’s current animal testing laws.
All of Yardley London’s products are 100% vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.
Yardley London claims they are committed to ensuring every aspect of their business is operating sustainably and the impacts of product manufacture are being managed responsibly.

As part of their Responsible Supply Chain, Yardley London requires “all suppliers must have an up to date environmental policy to demonstrate commitment to sustainable manufacture and this must include as a minimum: REACH Compliance, energy efficiency measures and waste management.”
Yardley London products come in plastic and glass packaging. Yardley London states they’re committed to “working with suppliers to keep packaging to a minimum and of recyclable content eg. Paper/card being PEFC certified, ensuring all wood used at manufacture has been harvested from well-managed and sustainable forests.”

About Yardley London

Yardley London is one of the world’s leading purveyors of quality soaps and perfumes since 1770.
PRODUCTS: Fragrances, Bath & Body Care

Yardley London

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Yardley London is Cruelty-Free

Yardley London 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. And finally, their products are not sold in stores in mainland China or any other country that may require animal testing.

By our standards, we would consider Yardley London to be Cruelty-Free.

“We are happy to confirm that all of our Yardley London products are Vegan and cruelty free.”

What About China’s Animal Testing Laws?

Yardley London has confirmed they do not sell their products in retail stores in mainland China; therefore, they are not required to test on animals.

As of May 1, 2021, some imported ordinary cosmetics can be exempt from animal testing under certain conditions. However, for the most part, animal testing is still legally required for most imported cosmetics in 2022.

Cruelty-Free Policies

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, and by any third parties.

Also, note that Cruelty-Free and Vegan don’t always mean the same thing.

Yardley London is 100% Vegan

Yardley London has confirmed all of its products are vegan and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products.

The following is a snippet of the email response I received from Yardley London when I asked if all of their products are vegan:

“All products are vegan”

Vegan Policies

Similar to ‘Cruelty-Free,’ there is no standard or legal definition for the label ‘Vegan.’ But it usually means no animal-derived ingredients or animal by-products.

Some common animal products used in cosmetics include carmine, lanolin, snail mucus, beeswax, honey, pearl or silk-derived ingredients, animal-based glycerin, keratin, and squalene.

There are plant-based and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived ingredients. But 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 Yardley London’s products made?

I asked Yardley London where their products are manufactured and they told me:

“Made in the UK – True to our heritage, we feel that it is important that as many of our products as possible are sourced in the UK and as of 2016 100% of our products are manufactured in the UK https://www.yardleylondon.co.uk/responsible-business-policy”

I hope this article helped you to understand Yardley London’s cruelty-free and vegan status and by choosing cruelty-free together, we can help end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!

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  1. I believe that our body skin care products should be free of chemicals and cruelty free totally vegan I been used several skin care products from different sellers that cause me skin allergies and itching sensations Plus I am animal lover I am totally against animals cruelty and animals testing I have very sensitive skin I always try to avoid anything for my skin that contain animal product .

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