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How ethical is Benevo?


How ethical is Benevo?

Benevo, a plant-based sustainable pet food brand owned by Vegeco, is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s top-rated ethical brands and is featured on our list of the Top 200 Ethical Businesses.

The brand receives an excellent Good Shopping Guide ethical score in our Ethical Cat & Dog Food Ratings Table and therefore passes our ethical benchmark with flying colours.

We encourage other companies in the Cat & Dog Food sector to follow Benevo’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

In which areas does Benevo perform well?

With a GSG score of 100, Benevo performs well across all ethical criteria. In terms of the Environment, Benevo has an Environmental Policy which demonstrates the brand’s commitment to addressing its environmental impact. 

Additionally, Benevo has organic products certified by the Soil Association and Organic Food Federation and therefore receives a top rating in our Organic category.

What makes Benevo so sustainable?

Benevo has a multitude of sustainable initiatives that further the brand’s ethical status. Firstly, the brand has a clear commitment to animal welfare. Since all its products are vegan, it has no links to the meat industry, factory farming, or animal testing.

Moreover, by offering vegan products, Benevo helps to minimise the environmental impact of the Pet Food industry*. 

How did Benevo attain Ethical Accreditation? 

Benevo has attained Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. This involved an application process and a full review of the brand’s ethical policies and practices. Benevo is subject to an annual review to ensure the company maintains high ethical standards.

As a result, Benevo is permitted to use our Good Shopping Guide Ethical logo, which certifies the brand’s ethical status and allows consumers to recognise Benevo as an ethical brand. 

*The Good Shopping Guide does not specialise in pet nutrition and therefore does not encourage or discourage a plant-based diet for dogs. Always check with a vet before changing your pet’s diet.


For more information, please consult a certified veterinarian. 

You can find out more about our position on vegan dog food in our Cat & Dog Food article.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


Awarded Ethical Accreditation

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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


  • Ethical Innovator


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