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AMT Coffee

How ethical is AMT Coffee?

AMT Coffee is a coffee shop chain which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Coffee Shops Ratings Table. Although AMT Coffee has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in AMT Coffee if it submitted itself to apply for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement. Find out more about the ethical issues facing the Ethical Coffee Shops sector.

What does AMT Coffee do?

AMT Coffee was founded in 1993 in the UK and was originally only found in airports, hospitals and railway stations. It was bought out of administration by British multinational company, SSP Group Plc, in 2022.

In which areas does AMT Coffee perform poorly?

AMT Coffee was marked down under our criteria for Reusable Cup Scheme as it does not have such a scheme in place, and for Organic, and Fair Trade as it lacks any certification for either of these criteria. It receives a middle rating for GM as it does not have a statement regarding their use.

Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of AMT Coffee’s record

We found no past criticisms of AMT Coffee.

In which areas does AMT Coffee score well for its ethics?

AMT Coffee scores well for its Environmental Report as it has a Sustainability Framework page which includes targets for 2025, and a Sustainability Report 2022 which evidences the progress made by the chain. We found no criticisms relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments, so AMT Coffee scores well for these criteria.

How can AMT Coffee improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that AMT Coffee is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Coffee Shops Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, AMT Coffee has some issues to resolve, including its lack of certification or a Reusable Cup Scheme. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give AMT Coffee some guidance to improve on these areas.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Reusable Cup Scheme


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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