No, Windex is not cruelty free.
Windex sells products that can disinfect glass, hard surfaces, and even gadgets. Most of their products are formulated with detergents, solvents, fragrances, and ammonia in some cases. Originally created as a glass cleaner by Drackett Company in 1936, the brand was later acquired by SC Johnson in 1993. Aside from Windex, SC Johnson also owns Glade and Caldrea.
Windex is not certified by any third party organisations as being a cruelty-free brand. They also do not clearly state whether they test on animals on their FAQs page and throughout their official website. On the other hand, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals states that “this company DOES test on animals” through their Beauty Without Bunnies program.
Instead of using Windex, it is advisable to find other cruelty-free alternatives for glass and surface cleansers. You can discover certified cruelty free brands for the home and body by searching our blog.