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Is Avène an ethical sun protection brand?

Owned by Pierre Fabre S.A., Avène is a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sun Protection sector. As a result of its low score, it cannot be classed as an ethical and sustainable suncream brand.

Despite not quite reaching our minimum benchmark, we still encourage Avène to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. By applying, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to offer Avène an assessment and some advice on how to work on its bottom scores.

Would you like to find out how Avène compares to other brands within the Ethical Sun Protection sector? Have a look at The Good shopping Guide’s Sun Protection Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have had to fulfil to reach 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.

Does Avène have an Environmental Report?

Pierre Fabre, Avène’s parent company has an ‘Our Commitments’ page. The page details several targets such as reducing CO2 emissions, as well as evidence of progress.

As a result, Avène receives a top score for this category.

Is Avène suncream organic and vegan?

Unfortunately, Avène does not currently produce any organic or vegan suncream. We hope that in the future it will introduce some vegan and organic suncream products so that its score can rise on the Sun Protection Ethical Ratings Table.

What can Avène do to improve its score? 
Avène’s below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sun Protection sector is the outcome of a calculation of a variety of ethical criteria.

As it has a low score in the Ethical Sun Protection sector we recommend that Avène get in touch with us and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After we received its application, The Good Shopping Guide would offer Avène some advice on how to work on its bottom scores to become a more sustainable sun cream brand.

Were you aware that your Sun Protection brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our brands that have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification can proudly display our Ethical Mark, highlighting to consumers that their products are ethical and sustainable. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Sun Protection sector have met our minimum Ethical Benchmark. If you would like some more information, get in touch or fill out a rapid 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