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Calon Wen

How ethical is Calon Wen?

Calon Wen is a brand of butter which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Butter, Margarine & Spreads Ratings Table.

With a high GSG score, Calon Wen can be considered an ethical brand. Calon Wen 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 Butter, Margarine & Spreads sector to follow Calon Wen’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Calon Wen do?

Calon Wen is a small co-operative of family-run farms across Wales, producing various dairy products.

In which areas does Calon Wen perform well?

Yeo Valley performs well for being certified Organic, and GMO free. We awarded a top rating for its Environmental Report which has a very clear ethical focus. It also scores well across our criteria for Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Armaments.

On top of this, Calon Wen has been awarded top marks for our Ethical Innovator criterion due to its clear ethical ethos. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Calon Wen do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Calon Wen is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Butter, Margarine & Spreads Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Calon Wen already receives a top score in the Ethical Butter, Margarine & Spreads sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Calon Wen will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark. Calon Wen could further improve its score by gaining vegetarian or vegan certification.

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


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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