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Is CÎROC an ethical spirits brand?

Owned by Diageo Plc, CÎROC is a well-known spirits brand which produces vodka and brandy.

Unfortunately, CÎROC has a low score compared to other brands within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector and cannot yet be classed as an ethical brand. Despite currently having a below-benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide still recommends that CÎROC get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, we would give CÎROC an assessment and some advice on how to improve its bottom ratings.

To find out how other brands within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector compare against CÎROC, you can visit the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can teach you about the criteria that a brand needs to meet so that it can reach our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

All below benchmark brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical policies.

What does CÎROC receive a top rating for?

Like other brands owned by Diageo, CÎROC receives a top rating for our Environmental Report category.

On its website, Diageo has a 2030 Targets document. Within the document, there are details on environmental targets such as carbon emissions and packaging.

Does CÎROC have any vegan products?

For The Good Shopping Guide’s Vegetarian/Vegan category, CÎROC receives a bottom rating.

Although CÎROC does not use any animal products when producing its alcohol, the brand has not been certified as vegan or vegetarian.

What can CÎROC do to improve its score? 

CÎROC’s below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide Spirits Ethical Ratings Table is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

To see its score improve on the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table, we recommend that CÎROC get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. In doing so, CÎROC would receive some advice on how to boost its bottom scores.

Did you know that your Spirits brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our certified brands are able to proudly display our Ethical Mark which demonstrates to consumers that it is an ethical retail choice.

Visit our Ratings Tables to see which other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification. If you would like some more information, please contact us or fill out a rapid initial sustainability assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


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  • 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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