We share consumer concerns about animal testing. That is why, wherever possible, we use alternative methods to animal testing.
However, sometimes animal testing is mandatory as part of a regulatory authorization process to ensure product safety and efficacy, or for the research and development of new nutritional solutions. In these cases, we believe it should only take place when absolutely necessary and we aim to reduce it to a minimum.
When animal testing is required, we follow all applicable laws and regulations. We ensure high quality animal care and welfare through proper housing and nutrition, and ensure evaluations are handled in an appropriate way. Our employees also receive training to ensure respect for the animals at all times.
You can read our Nestlé Policy for Animal Testing (pdf, 2Mb)