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Is Corona an ethical beer, lager and cider brand?

Not to be mistaken with the name of the COVID-19 pandemic, Corona is a popular beer brand owned by AB InBev.

Unfortunately, within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector, Corona is a below-benchmark brand due to its low score. Although it is currently a below-benchmark brand, The Good Shopping Guide still recommends that Corona applies for Ethical Accreditation. The Good Shopping Guide would provide it with a detailed evaluation and some tailored advice on how to make necessary ethical improvements.

To find out how Corona scores against other beer brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector, have a look at the Beer, Lager and Cider Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to learn more about what criteria a brand has to meet to achieve a high enough score to reach our minimum ethical benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide recommends that all companies follow the example set by our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical protocols before applying for Ethical Accreditation.

What does Corona receive a top rating for?

Corona is awarded with a top rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Nuclear Power and Armaments research categories due to its lack of negative records.

Which ethical categories does Corona receive a bottom rating for?

Unfortunately, Corona receives a bottom rating for our Vegetarian/Vegan category. Corona currently does not have certification from The Vegan Society, or The Vegetarian Society so it cannot be awarded a top score.

What can Corona do to improve its score? 

Corona’s score within The Good Shopping Guide is the result of an evaluation of a multitude of ethical criteria. As it is a below-benchmark brand, The Good Shopping Guide recommends that Corona works on its bottom scores. If it were to apply for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to offer Corona some advice on how to improve its bottom scores and help its score rise on the Beer, Lager and Cider Ethical Ratings Table.

Do you think that your Beer, Lager and Cider brand would benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Have a look at The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables to see which other popular brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sectors have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification. If you need more information about how your brand can cut through the greenwash, please contact us or complete a rapid initial sustainability assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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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


  • Public Record Criticisms+


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