Is Method Cruelty-Free? Does Method test on animals in 2021?

Is Method Cruelty-Free?

Is Method cruelty-free? Does Method test on animals? Find out now.

For a long time, the cruelty-free status of Method was unclear. Is Method cruelty-free was a question I have received a lot over the past few years. Many were confused because the brand marketed itself as cruelty-free. Yet various resources gave different answers about their cruelty-free status. It was truly confusing for a lot of consumers. So what’s changed?

First, let’s break down the history of Method’s cruelty-free status.

For a long time, Method was cruelty-free. They were easy to find and the products worked well. There were rumors circulating that their UK team was talking about animal testing. It was tough to figure out what was going on at the time.

Then in 2016 I finally heard details from the brand. I decided that Method no longer met the criteria to be a Logical Harmony Approved cruelty-free brand. This was due to it being revealed that they were testing on invertebrates in the UK. It had been happening for some time and consumers were not being told about it. Why was it being done? To comply with required by law animal testing requirements that were in place for new formulas of cleaning products. The goal was to show that if the cleaning products went into waterways, it would be safe for the animals living in them.

Since then, a lot has changed with Method. They have a new parent company. They have been picked up by a lot of retailers which has made them an accessible and affordable brand. They have also expanded beyond cleaning products and into body care.

But what about their animal testing stance? Does Method still test on animals when required by law? Is Method cruelty-free? Let’s get into all the details.

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Some popular Method Vegan products are:

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Is Method cruelty-free? Yes! Method is cruelty-free.

Method is cruelty-free. Method meets all the criteria to be a Logical Harmony Approved cruelty-free brand. There is no animal testing occurring anywhere on their products. They are not selling in any markets that require animal testing, and they do not sell in retail stores in China. Method is also no longer testing on daphnia to comply with REACH laws in the UK.

  • Are the ingredients used in Method products tested on animals? No. Method does not use ingredients that are tested on animals.
  • Are Method products tested on animals during production? No. Method products are not tested on animals during production.
  • Are Method finished products tested on animals? No. Method finished products are not tested on animals.
  • Are Method products sold in markets that require animal testing? No. Method products are not sold in markets that require animal testing.
  • Do any third party groups test Method products on animals? No. Method products are not tested on animals by any third party groups.
  • Is Method owned by a parent company that tests on animals? Yes. Method is owned by a parent company that is not cruelty-free. They are owned by S.C. Johnson.
  • Is Method certified cruelty-free by any organizations? Yes. Method is certified by PETA and through the Cruelty-Free International Leaping Bunny Program.
  • Where is Method sold? On their own website, Grove, Target, Walmart, Amazon, Home Depot, and many many others.

Is Method vegan? Yes! Method is vegan.

Not only is Method cruelty-free, but they are 100% vegan. This means that their products do not contain animal or animal-derived ingredients.

Where can you find Method products?

You can find Method cleaning products on their own website, Grove, Target, Walmart, Amazon, Home Depot, and many others.

Here on Logical Harmony, you can find a full list of cruelty-free brands as well as shopping guides to help you find the cruelty-free brands at Dermstore, Ulta, Nordstrom, Sephora, Beauty Bay, Beautylish, Cult Beauty, and tons more. There are also lots of vegan product lists for cruelty-free brands too.

Some popular Method Vegan products are:

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Last Updated on November 12, 2021

47 Comments

  1. I’ve waited a few days to comment on this, because Method has been my holy grail for over 7yrs! Not only was it so incredibly awesome they were vegan and CF, their products were so very effective without all the toxins and chemicals!
    I am truly going to miss them…hoping some miracle could happen and they
    change their minds
    Thanks Tashina for the alternative list, will need to replace Everything , as I only used Method.

    ps…this is for you Method, if you happen to read this true story.
    About 5 yrs ago very good friend was having first baby. She talked to me about
    replacing her cleaning and soap products to all CF and vegan, plus she wanted to
    rid her home of the toxic chemicals due to her new baby!! I was excited to tell
    her about Method products, went over all you offered. She was certainly on board. Next week was her baby shower, and instead of baby clothes, ect which she received tons of, I bought her all Method products! OM Gosh, she was thrilled. And all the others at the shower were very interested, many had never heard of Method. So not only did my good friend make the switch, so did many of the other Moms.
    With great sadness, now I will tell all of them what has happened. And it really is tremendously ironic, that a brand hike Method, so natural, green, and so effective is now no longer CF..just seems that being “green, toxic free, but not Cruelty free does not belong in the same sentence.

    Please reconsider and come back to where you belong!
    Thank you.
    Bonnie Swanson

    1. Bonnie. Method is very responsive on their Facebook page. So you should post your comment there. I asked them about testing on daphnia and they gave me the generic response. But other people chimed in to back me up and they were very active in their replies.

  2. Thank you so much! For keeping us informed. I was thinking of making the switch to Method. It’s not happening, I will keep your alternative choices in mind. Such a shame this company decided to test.

  3. This is so distressing! I loved Method products because they were one of the most affordable and easily available cruelty-free cleaning products around, but this is a serious step back. What’s the best way to express our dissatisfaction, besides no longer purchasing their products? Is there a petition or a person we can contact?

  4. Wow, thanks again for not relenting in your research and with your follow ups with these companies! Glad that there are alternatives to Method and for making it easy for us by providing these alternatives.

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