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How ethical is BEAR?

BEAR is a brand of sweets owned by Lotus Bakeries N.V. which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Sweets Ratings Table.

With a high GSG score, BEAR can be considered an ethical brand. BEAR 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 Sweets sector to follow BEAR’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does BEAR do?

BEAR makes fruit-based snacks using 100% natural ingredients with no added sugar. It has a community ethos and its products are handmade within a short distance of where the fruit is produced.

In which areas does BEAR perform well?

BEAR performs well for its Environmental Report, as its parent company, Lotus Bakeries, has reports available which contain targets for packaging, carbon emissions and more. It also has a non-GMO statement so scores well in this area also.

We found no criticisms of BEAR relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare or Political Donations so BEAR receives a high score for these criteria.

Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can BEAR do to improve its score?

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

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

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 about how to attain Ethical Accreditation, 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


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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