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Bio Orto

How ethical is Bio Orto?

Bio Orto is a brand of Cooking Oil which has been given a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cooking Oil Ratings Table. Although it has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see Bio Orto make progress in future.

Read more about the issues facing the Ethical Cooking Oil sector and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and sustainable.

What does Bio Orto do?

Bio Orto is an Italian family business, founded in 2003 by Nino Passalacqua and makes a range of cooking oils and pasta sauces.

In which areas does Bio Orto perform poorly?

Bio Orto gets a bottom rating for its Environmental Report as its website does not include any information specific to this criterion. It also gets a bottom score for Fair Trade as it does not have any certification. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

In which areas does Bio Orto score well for its ethics?

Bio Orto is given a top score for our Organic criteria as it has products certified by EU Leaf. We found no criticisms of Bio Orto relating to; GM, Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations, Armaments or Fair Trade, so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Bio Orto improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Bio Orto is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Bio Orto has some issues to resolve including its lack of an Environmental Report.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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