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Boots Baby

How ethical is Boots Baby?

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

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

What does Boots Baby do?

Boots Baby makes a range of baby products including nappies, but also ranging from changing mats to bubblebath. The brand is owned by Walgreens (Walgreens Boots Alliance).

In which areas does Boots Baby perform poorly?

Boots Baby was marked down under our criteria for Organic products, Animal Welfare, Vegan products, Irresponsible Marketing and Political Donations. Walgreens appears on PETAs list of companies that do test on animals, despite the brand’s claims to the contrary.

Boots Baby also gets a bottom rating for Political Donations, as in recent election cycles, its parent company Walgreens has donated over $2.1 million. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Boots Baby’s record

Boots Baby’s parent company, Walgreens Boots Alliance, faced criticism as more than 3,000 lawsuits were filed against it claiming that the company played down the risk of overdose and addiction to some of its products.

In which areas does Boots Baby score well for its ethics?

Boots Baby gets a top score for its Environmental Report, as Walgreens’ ESG Report 2022 includes targets plus evidence of progress in lots of areas including carbon emissions and waste.

How can Boots Baby improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Boots Baby is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Boots Baby has some issues to resolve including its high Political Donations. Find out more about how we rate.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Boots Baby has some issues to resolve, including its use of Animal Testing.

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


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Irresponsible Marketing


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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