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Aqua Carpatica

Is Aqua Carpatica an ethical bottled water brand?

Owned by Carpathian Springs S.A, Aqua Carpatica is a bottled water brand which sells both still and sparkling water. Unfortunately, Aqua Carpatica does not receive a high enough rating on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Bottled Water Ratings Table and has a below benchmark score. As a result, it cannot be classed as an ethical brand.

Although it has a below benchmark score, if Aqua Carpatica applied for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide could provide it with a detailed assessment and some recommendations on how to improve to meet our minimum ethical benchmark.

To see where other brands rank against Aqua Carpatica within the Ethical Bottled Water sector, visit the Ethical Bottled Water Ratings Table. You can find out more about the criteria that a  brand needs to meet to reach our minimum ethical benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and apply for Ethical Accreditation.

What does Aqua Carpatica receive a top score for?

Aqua Carpatica receives a top score on the Ethical Bottled Water Ratings Table for The Good Shopping Guide’s categories of Fossil Fuels, Armaments, Political Donations and Public Record Criticisms for a lack of negative records.

What does Aqua Carpatica receive a bottom score for?

Unfortunately, The Good Shopping Guide has given Aqua Carpatica a bottom score for its Environmental Report. The brand’s ‘The Company’ page briefly mentions the environment, but it does not have any targets. As Aqua Carpatica is a large company, it receives a bottom rating in this category.

What can Aqua Carpatica do to improve its score? 

The score that Aqua Carpatica receives from The Good Shopping Guide is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria. We would like to see Aqua Carpatica improve upon its bottom score for its Environmental Report.

By doing so, Aqua Carpatica could see its score rise on the Ethical Bottled Water Ratings Table and could see itself becoming a top rated brand within the Ethical Bottled Water sector.

Could Ethical Accreditation be right for your bottled water brand? To find out which other brands have earned this ethics and sustainability certification, visit our Ratings Tables. To learn more, contact us or complete a form for a rapid first assessment.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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