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Authentic Bread

How ethical is Authentic Bread?

Authentic Bread is a bread brand which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Bread Ratings Table. With a high GSG score, Authentic Bread can be considered an ethical brand. Authentic Bread hasn’t yet applied for Ethical Accreditation, but its high score would mean that if it did, it would be able to display The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Mark on its products.

We encourage other companies in the Ethical Bread sector to follow Authentic Bread’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Authentic Bread do?

Authentic Bread is an artisan bakery brand based in rural Gloucestershire, UK and was established in 1995 by the Davis family. Its products are made without chemical raising agents or other additives.

In which areas does Authentic Bread perform well?

Authentic Bread has certification from The Soil Association and states that it is a fully organic bakery, so it gets a top score for our GM and Organic criteria.

We found no criticisms relating to Palm Oil, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments therefore Authentic Bread scores well across these criteria. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Authentic Bread do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Authentic Bread is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Bread Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Authentic Bread already receives a top score in the Ethical Bread sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Authentic Bread will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

However we would encourage Authentic Bread to publish an Environmental Report in order to improve its score. If Authentic Bread applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to offer some guidance on this.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? If accredited by The Good Shopping Guide, brands can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable supplier. 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


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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