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Castle Dairies

How ethical is Castle Dairies?

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

With a good GSG score, Castle Dairies can be considered an ethical brand. Castle Dairies 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 Castle Dairies example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Castle Dairies do?

Castle Dairies is a Welsh milk bottling dairy and Caerphilly cheese producer run by the Lloyd Family.

In which areas does Castle Dairies perform well?

Castle Dairies performs well for having products certified Organic by The Soil Association. It also scores well across our criteria for Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Armaments.

It achieves a middle rating for GMOs as its statement regarding these only refers to rapeseed and not to all ingredients used by the brand.

What can Castle Dairies do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Castle Dairies 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 Castle Dairies 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, Castle Dairies will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark. Castle Dairies could further improve its score by gaining vegetarian or vegan certification and adding more detail to its Environmental Report for which it currently receives a bottom rating due to a lack of targets.

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


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