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Is Boots an ethical pain remedies brand? 

Owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Boots is a popular health and beauty retailer. Amongst its many products, Boots also produces a variety of pain remedies.

Despite its popularity, Boots receives a below-benchmark score in The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Pain Remedies sector.

As a result of its below benchmark score, Boots is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation. However, we still encourage it to contact us and send us an application. After we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Boots some advice on how to improve its score on our Ratings Table.

Do you want to see how Boots compares against other popular brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies Sector? Visit the Pain Remedies Ethical Ratings Table.  The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that a brand has to fulfil to receive a top rating.

The Good Shopping Guide suggests that all brands follow the good example that has been set by our top-rated brands and adopt more ethical practices.

Do Boots have an Environmental Report?

For its lack of negative records, Boots receives a top rating for our categories of Armaments, Genetic Modification and Nuclear Power.

What does Boots receive a bottom rating for? 

Unfortunately, Boots receives a bottom score for Animal Welfare.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is listed on the PETA website as a brand that does test on animals.

What can Boots do to improve its score? 

Boots’ low rating on the Pain Remedies Ethical Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

Even though it doesn’t yet have a top score in the Ethical Pain Remedies sector, The Good Shopping Guide recommends that Boots contacts us to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Boots some advice on how to improve its score. By following our advice, Boots could see itself becoming a top rated brand.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our accredited brands can proudly display The Good Shopping Guide mark, demonstrating to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. Our Ratings Table can show you which other brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies sector have been awarded with our ethics and sustainability certification. Would you like to find out more? Please contact us or fill out 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


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating