Our personal care and home fragrance products are extensively tested and evaluated for safety and performance before we market the products to our consumers. Our evaluations of formulas and ingredients involve a multi-tiered and multidisciplinary approach to ensure that our products are in line with current regulatory and safety standards, and we perform this review on every ingredient in every formula to ensure that our customers can use our products with confidence.
We utilize the following policies to establish these requirements:
Global Ingredient Policy
All ingredients used in our products are evaluated for compliance with the legal requirements in the U.S., Canada and the European Union (EU). While there are rare instances when we will formulate for a particular jurisdiction, our products always comply with the standards where they are sold.
Fragrance and Flavor Policy
All of the fragrances used in our products comply with the legal requirements in the U.S., Canada and EU, all standards set by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and the Research Institute of Fragrance Materials (RIFM) as well as any standards where the products are being sold.
Animal Testing Policy
Bath & Body Works has a long history of being cruelty-free and against animal testing. None of our products are tested on animals, and we do not sell products anywhere that requires animal testing.
The Bath & Body Works Global Ingredient Policy prohibits our suppliers from conducting animal testing on our finished products. Furthermore, our Fragrance and Flavor Policy prohibits conducting animal testing on finished fragrance oils. These policies also prohibit animal testing on raw materials for the purpose of use in our finished goods.
Because we are committed to eliminating animal testing worldwide, our company is an active supporter and a Science Advisory Panel member of the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) – a nonprofit research and testing laboratory dedicated to the implementation and regulatory acceptance of non-animal methods – and we serve as a member of the Industry Council for the Advancement of Regulatory Acceptance of Alternatives (ICARAA).
Bath & Body Works technical experts are actively involved in increasing the acceptance and adoption of non-animal testing methods around the globe. As the global regulatory landscape changes, we will continue partnering with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences, government agencies and other industry leaders for animal welfare and the elimination of animal testing everywhere.
As customer preferences change, we are expanding our products to give customers more choice. In 2022, we began adding vegan-formulated products – products created without using animal-derived materials. The easiest way to identify our vegan products is to look for “vegan” on the label.