Animal testing is a very relevant topic in the healthcare sector, especially for pharmaceuticals and medical equipment companies, but also for companies producing personal products. In principle, Triodos only accepts animal testing for medical products. All companies involved in tests on vertebrate animals must at least have a policy that addresses the three Rs:
- Reduce the number of animals;
- Replace with other options;
- Refine testing to ensure most humane practices.
Pharmaceutical companies must also meet a number of additional requirements.