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Border Biscuits

How ethical is Border Biscuits?

Border Biscuits is a biscuit brand which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table. Although Border Biscuits has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Border Biscuits if it applied  for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement. Find out more about the ethical issues facing the Biscuits sector.


What does Border Biscuits do?

Border Biscuits was established in Lanark, Scotland in 1984 by John Cunningham. The brand produces a range of biscuits including Dark Chocolate Gingers, Viennese Whirls Chocolate Crumbles.

In which areas does Border Biscuits perform poorly?

Border Biscuits was marked down under our criteria for Palm Oil as its products contain this ingredient, and for our Organic and Vegetarian criteria due to a lack of certification. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Border Biscuits’ record

We did not find any past criticisms of Border Biscuits.

In which areas does Border Biscuits score well for its ethics?

Border Biscuits scores a middle rating for its Environmental Report, as it does have a Sustainability page with evidence of progress, but it lacks much other information, or targets.

We found no criticisms of Border Biscuits relating to GM, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments, so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Border Biscuits improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Border Biscuits is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Border Biscuits has some issues to resolve, including its use of palm oil. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Border Biscuits some guidance on how to improve its score.

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


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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