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Is Cadbury chocolate spread ethical and sustainable? 

Cadbury is a popular brand which produces a variety of products, including spreads. Within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Jams & Spreads sector, Cadbury has a low score as it does not meet the minimum ethical benchmark. Cadbury’s bottom score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table means it cannot yet be considered an ethical brand. Due to this, Cadbury is not eligible for Ethical Accreditation.

Would you like to see how other well-known jam and spread brands rank against Cadbury within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector? Visit The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. From our Ratings Tables, you can gain further insight into the criteria that a brand must fulfil in order to achieve a top rating.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to introduce more ethical and sustainable practices, taking inspiration from our top-rated brands.

What does Cadbury receive a top rating for?

Cadbury’s parent company Mondelēz International has a ‘Snacking Made Right’ Report which shares lots of environmental targets and suggests that the company is working to improve its environmental footprint. Cadbury therefore receives a top rating in the Environmental Report category.

What does Cadbury receive a bottom rating for?

Within recent election cycles, Mondelēz International has donated above our threshold for a middle or top rating. Cadbury therefore receives a bottom score for our Political Donations category.

Additionally, Cadbury receives a bottom rating for Palm Oil Free, as Mondelēz International is a known palm oil buyer and several Cadbury products contain palm oil or palm oil derivatives, including the Cadbury chocolate spread.

What can Cadbury do to improve its score? 

Cadbury’s bottom score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table is the outcome of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

Cadbury’s parent company must improve on all of its bottom and middle-rated categories, in order to improve its score in The Good Shopping Guide.

Are you curious about how obtaining Ethical Accreditation could be beneficial for your brand? Accredited brands can display The Good Shopping Guide mark, showcasing to consumers that it can be trusted as an ethical and sustainable brand. Visit our Ratings Tables to learn about which brands have been awarded with our ethical certification.

Would you like more information? Please get in touch 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


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Public Record Criticisms+


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