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Is Alka-Seltzer an ethical pain remedies brand? 

Alka-Seltzer is a brand of painkillers that produces effervescent tablets containing aspirin.

Alka-Seltzer, unfortunately, receives a below-benchmark score in The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Pain Remedies sector.

Due to its score not yet meeting our ethical benchmark, Alka-Seltzer is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation. However, we still encourage Alka-Seltzer to get in touch and send us an application. When we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will provide Alka-Seltzer with some advice on how to enhance its score and become one of our top brands.

Do you want to see how Alka-Seltzer compares against other brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies Sector? You can visit the Pain Remedies Ethical Ratings Table to find out more. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table provides insight into the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled to meet our minimum ethical benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and adopt more ethical practices.

What does Alka-Seltzer have a top score for?

Due to its lack of negative records, Alka-Seltzer receives a top rating in our Armaments and Nuclear Power categories. The brand also receives a top rating in the Environmental Report category

Why does Alka-Seltzer have a bottom rating for Political Donations? 

Within recent election cycles, Bayer, Alka-Seltzer’s parent brand has donated millions of dollars to U.S. political parties and candidates. Alka-Seltzer therefore receives a bottom score for Political Donations.

What can Alka-Seltzer do to improve its score? 

The below benchmark score that Alka-Seltzer receives within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Pain Remedies sector is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

Even though Alka-Seltzer has a below benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages it to reach out to apply for Ethical Accreditation. Once The Good Shopping Guide receives its application, we will offer Alka-Seltzer some guidance on how to improve its score. After following our advice, Alka-Seltzer could see its position rise on our Ratings Table.

Did you know that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our accredited brands are able to proudly display our ethical mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical brand to shop with. To learn about what other brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies sector have been awarded with our ethics and sustainability certification, visit our Ratings Tables. Would you like to find out more? Please get in touch or fill out a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Irresponsible Marketing


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Public Record Criticisms+


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