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Is Belvedere an ethical spirits brand?

Recently advertised by actor Daniel Craig in its new campaign, Belvedere vodka is, unfortunately, a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector.

Despite currently having a below-benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide still recommends that Belvedere get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, we would assess Belvedere and then offer it some advice on how to improve its score.

To find out how other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector compare against Belvedere, you can visit 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 reaching our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow the example set by our top-rated brands and introduce more sustainable policies before applying for Ethical Accreditation.

Does Belvedere have an Environmental Report?

LVMH, Belvedere’s parent company has a recent Social and Environmental Responsibility Report. The ‘Environmental Responsibility’ section of its reports contains targets such as reducing carbon emissions and striving for 100% renewable energy. The report also shares details about the targets and which areas the company wishes to address.

As a result, Belvedere receives a top rating for our Environmental Report category.

What does Belvedere receive a bottom rating for?

Unfortunately, a bottom score is given to Belvedere for The Good Shopping Guide’s Political Donations category. In recent election cycles, LVMH has donated over $271k which is more than our criteria will allow for a middle or top rating.

What can Belvedere do to improve its score? 

Belvedere’s low score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

Despite having a low score compared to other brands in the Ethical Spirits sector, we still recommend that Belvedere get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. By applying, Belvedere would receive some tips on how to work on its bottom scores so that its score could improve on the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table.

Could your Spirits brand benefit from Ethical Accreditation? The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification. If you would like more information about this prestigious certification, contact us or fill out a rapid initial ethical assessment form.

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  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


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  • Animal Welfare


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  • Armaments


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