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How ethical is Carapelli?

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

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

What does Carapelli do?

Carapelli (Carapelli Firenze SpA) is an Italian food company, currently owned by Deoleo, S.A, based in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa, which is a small town in the Metropolitan City of Florence, most famous for its extra virgin olive oil. The company was started as a home business in 1893 by Cesira and Costantino Carapelli.

In which areas does Carapelli perform poorly?

Carapelli is given a bottom score for our Fossil Fuels criterion as its parent company, CVC, has a joint venture in Neptune Energy (oil and gas exploration and production). It also gets a bottom score for Political Donations due to CVC giving an amount over our minimum threshold in recent election cycles. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

In which areas does Carapelli score well for its ethics?

Carrapelli is awarded a top rating for its Environmental Report as its parent company has a 2022 ESG Report with lots of targets and details. It also gets a top score for GM and Organic due to a Non-GMO statement and certification from EU Leaf.

We found no criticisms of Carapelli relating to; Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations, Armaments or Fair Trade, so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Carapelli improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Carapelli is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Carapelli has some issues to resolve including its involvement in the Fossil Fuels industry.

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


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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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