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How ethical and sustainable is Anadin? 

Anadin is included in The Good Shopping Guide‘s pain remedies Ethical Ratings Table. Anadin has yet to meet our ethical standards, but we believe that in the future, the brand will make the necessary changes to function as a more ethical organisation. Anadin might increase consumer trust by applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would include a more complete examination and suggestions for ethical development.

Do you want to see how Anadin compares against other popular brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies Sector? Visit the Pain Remedies Ethical Ratings Table.  The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that a brand has to fulfil to receive a top rating.

The Good Shopping Guide suggests that all brands follow the good example that has been set by our top-rated brands and adopt more ethical practices.

What does Anadin do?

Anadin launched in 1932 producing painkillers for headaches, backaches or cold and flu. The brand sells ranges that include paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin. Painkillers are sold in a range of formulations such as soluble tablets, capsules and tablets. Anadin is owned by Haleon Plc.

For which criteria does Anadin perform poorly? 

Anadin’s score in Animal Welfare, Vegetarian/vegan and Public Record Criticisms resulted in the brand’s low rating. Haleon confirms on its website that it tests on animals and no vegetarian or vegan certified products could be found in the Anadin product range. Additionally, Anadin was marked down in Public Record Criticisms for Haleon’s ownership by Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, two companies which have received numerous ethical criticism.

In what areas does Anadin score well for its ethics?

Anadin receives a top rating for Environmental Report, due to Haleon’s environmental policies and sustainability targets. The brand also achieves top marks in the Nuclear, Fossil Fuels and Armaments criteria, as Haleon is not involved in any of these controversial industries.

How can Anadin improve its ethical rating?

The Ethical rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate.

Even though it doesn’t yet have a top score in the Ethical Pain Remedies sector, The Good Shopping Guide recommends that Anadin contacts us to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Anadin some advice on how to improve its score.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our accredited brands can proudly display The Good Shopping Guide mark, demonstrating to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. Our Ratings Table can show you which other brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies sector have been awarded with our ethics and sustainability certification.

Would you like to find out more? Please contact us 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


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating