Waitrose is cruelty free but not 100% vegan

Waitrose pledges that the brand does not conduct, contract out or fund animal testing in the developing, manufacturing or marketing of their products. Whilst Waitrose recognises the importance of customer safety, the brand believes this can be sufficiently achieved without animal cruelty. Waitrose is cruelty free and stands against animal testing. Furthermore, Waitrose does not export its products to mainland China and/or other countries, where animal testing is required by law.

Cruelty free statement

Waitrose & Partners believes that beauty and household products should be cruelty free. We are proud to be  Leaping Bunny approved. A global programme, Leaping Bunny requires cruelty free standards over and above legal requirements.



Waitrose is a British mid-range supermarket chain.

Parent company

Waitrose (John Lewis Partnership) is an independent company.


  • Cruelty Free International awarded Waitrose with the Leaping Bunny certification

Vegan status

Not all Waitrose products are suitable for vegans. Please always check the ingredient list of the product before making a purchase.

Stockists in the UK

You can find Waitrose products at brand’s official website.

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