Commitment to the ethical treatment of animals at CVS Pharmacy

At CVS Health, our purpose of helping people on their path to better health guides us in all we do, including the products that we sell in our CVS Pharmacy stores. We have a long-standing commitment to the ethical treatment of animals as it relates to our business.

In 2008, we affirmed a “no animal” testing policy and we work closely with our store brand suppliers so they adhere to our company policy that no store brand products are tested on animals during the product development process. We also offer a number of cruelty-free makeup products and cruelty-free skincare products at CVS Pharmacy.

In 2015, we announced a commitment to source 100% cage-free eggs across our retail chain by 2025. By the end of this year, we anticipate having cage-free egg selections in nearly 2,000 CVS Pharmacy stores. We are dedicated to working with our suppliers, given our relatively small egg business, to achieve this target over the next four years. Additionally, we have worked with our corporate cafeteria supplier to source and serve cage-free eggs to our colleagues.

We also collaborate with organizations committed to animal health and safety. In 2020, we worked with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on a public service announcement campaign to CVS Pharmacy customers to promote the dangers of leaving animals in hot cars.

Learn more about our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability practices through our annual CSR report.