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Cartwright & Butler

How ethical is Cartwright & Butler?

Cartwright & Butler is a brand of biscuits which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table.

With a high GSG score, Cartwright & Butler can be considered an ethical brand. Cartwright & Butler 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 Ethical Biscuits sector to follow Cartwright & Butler’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Cartwright & Butler do?

Cartwright & Butler was started in a front room in Yorkshire in the 1900s, by two sisters in need of an income who started selling cakes. The brand grew from there to a biscuit and treat brand.

In which areas does Cartwright & Butler perform well?

Cartwright & Butler is awarded a high score for its Environmental Report, as the brand has a Sustainability page with targets for carbon offsetting and partnerships with Ecologi, and Too Good To Go (reducing food waste).  Find out more about our ethical criteria.

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

What can Cartwright & Butler do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Cartwright & Butler is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Cartwright & Butler already receives a top score in the Ethical Biscuits sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Cartwright & Butler will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

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, 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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