Arcadia is committed to a proactive approach to animal welfare. Our policy states:
Leathers, skins and feathers must only be obtained as a by-product and not be the sole purpose of the slaughter of an animal;
No products in full or part are to be sourced from endangered species from the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) or IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) lists;
Angora, real fur or pelts are not to be used on any products supplied to Arcadia Group;
Leathers should not be obtained while an animal is alive;
Feathers should not be plucked from live animals; and
Arcadia Group branded cosmetics, and their ingredients, must not be tested on animals.
This year we took steps to strengthen industry partnerships to ensure our animal welfare policy is both progressive and comprehensive. We also added ‘down’ to the list of banned materials.