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Clipper

How ethical is Clipper?

Clipper is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s leading Ethical Coffee brands. Ranking at the top of our Ethical Coffee Ratings Table. Clipper is owned by Ecotone ltd. The brand receives an excellent Good Shopping Guide ethical score in our Ethical Coffee Ratings Table and therefore passes our ethical benchmark as an ethical brand.

We encourage other companies in the Ethical Coffee brands sector to follow Clipper’s example and adopt more ethical guidelines and methods.

What does Clipper do?

Clipper was founded in 1984 in a Dorset kitchen by a tea fanatic husband and wife duo. And in 1998 branched into the coffee industry too. ‘They wanted to share their love of great tea with a promise of ethical sourcing and natural production.’ Today there are over 150 different Clipper products sold in over 50 countries.

In what areas does Clipper perform well? 

The brand received a top rating in all of our assessment areas such as Organic Products, Environmental Reports, Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Fairtrade Coffee products. Clipper exclusively uses organic, Fairtrade coffee beans from ethical providers.

How could Clipper rate higher on our Ethical Coffee Ratings Tables? 

Due to its high ranking, Clipper is eligible for Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. To improve its score further, the brand should invest its efforts in obtaining this
status. Once Ethical Accreditation has been awarded Clipper will then be able to get a full top score on our Ethical Coffee Brands Ratings Table.

If your brand grows, roasts or sells ethical and sustainable coffee beans or grounds, why not get in touch about Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide? Or check out our quick initial assessment form for brands, companies and products.

Ethical performance in category

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GSG score

96
70

GSG category benchmark

100

Ethical Rating

Environment

  • Environmental Report

    Good

  • Genetic Modification

    Good

  • Organic

    Good

  • Nuclear Power

    Good

Animal

  • Animal Welfare

    Good

People

  • Armaments

    Good

  • Political Donations

    Good

  • Fairtrade

    Good

Other

  • Ethical Accreditation

    Acceptable

  • Public Record Criticisms

    Good

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