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Is Beefeater an ethical spirits brand?

Beefeater is a gin brand bottled and distributed in the United Kingdom.

Unfortunately, Beefeater receives a low score from The Good Shopping Guide and as a result, it cannot be classed as one of our most ethical brands within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector.

Despite currently having a below-benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide still recommends that Beefeater get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. Once we receive its application, we would assess Beefeater before offering it some advice on how to improve its score.

To see how other brands compare against Beefeater within the Ethical Spirits sector, take a look at the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that a brand has to meet to achieve meeting our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and adopt more sustainable policies.

What does Beefeater receive a top rating for?

Beefeater’s parent company Pernod Ricard has an Annual Report which contains a brief section about the environment but lacks targets and detail.

However, it does have a 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap. The Roadmap contains a variety of targets for environmental issues such as waste, carbon emissions and packaging.

As a result, Beefeater is awarded a top rating under our Environmental Report category.

What does Beefeater receive a bottom rating for?

Unfortunately, Beefeater receives a bottom score for Animal Welfare. In its Global Environmental Policy, Pernod Ricard confirms that it tests on animals when it is a legal requirement.

What can Beefeater do to improve its score? 

Beefeater’s low score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Spirits Ethical Ratings Table is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

To see its score rise on the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table, we recommend that Beefeater gets in touch to apply for Ethical Accreditation. In doing so, Beefeater would receive some advice from The Good Shopping Guide on how to improve upon its bottom scores to become a more ethical brand.

Would your Sprits brand benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our certified brands proudly display our Ethical Mark, demonstrating to consumers that it is an ethical company to shop with.

Have a look at our Ratings Tables to see which other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector can display our ethics and sustainability certification. If you would like some more information, get in touch or fill out a rapid initial sustainability assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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