Smith & Nephew PLC is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing in developing and manufacturing of some of their medical devices and services.
Smith & Nephew PLC: Animal testing statement
“Whenever possible, Smith & Nephew gains assurance of safety and efficacy from non-animal evaluation methods only. We also prioritise the use of known safe ingredients and materials that require no further testing. However, in certain instances, Government regulations require in-vivo testing to be conducted as part of the product approval process.”
Smith & Nephew plc is a medical technology company. The Company is engaged in developing, manufacturing, marketing and selling medical devices and services. [Source: Reuters]
Company Website: http://www.smith-nephew.com