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How ethical is Biona?

Biona is a sugar brand which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sugar Ratings Table. With a high GSG score, Biona can be considered an ethical brand.

Biona 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 Ethical Sugar sector to follow Biona’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Biona do?

Biona is a brand which was founded in Ireland in the 1970s, and produces a range of organic products including sugar.

In which areas does Biona perform well?

Biona performs well for Organic, and for its robust Environmental Report which covers its ethical credentials and being one of the UK’s first 100% organic companies, it also states that its brands are all GMO free so Biona gets a top score for GM.

We found no criticism relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments, therefore Biona scores well across these criteria. On top of this Biona has been awarded with our Ethical Innovator criterion for its clear ethical vision. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Biona do to improve its score?

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

As Biona already receives a top score in the Ethical Sugar sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Biona will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide ethical mark.

However we would encourage Biona to gain Fair Trade certification in order to improve its score for this criteria. If Biona applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to offer some guidance on this.

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 about how to attain Ethical Accreditation, 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



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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