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How ethical is Benecol?

Benecol is a brand of yoghurt which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Yoghurt Ratings Table.

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

What does Benecol do?

Benecol is a brand owned by Raisio Oyj which makes a range of dairy-based products including yoghurt and spreads. Benecol was launched in Finland in 1995 as part of an initiative to lower the nation’s cholesterol levels.

In which areas does Benecol perform well?

Benecol gets a good score for its Environmental Report, thanks to a detailed page within Raisio’s 2022 Annual Report, covering lots of targets. It also gets a top rating for our GM criterion, as Benecol has a statement opposing the use of GMOs.

Benecol scores well across our criteria for Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Political Donations and Armaments due to a lack of any public records criticisms. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Benecol do to improve its score?

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

As Benecol already receives a top score in the Ethical Yoghurt sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Benecol will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark. Benecol could further improve its score by gaining Organic and Vegan/Vegetarian certification.

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



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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