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De Cecco

How ethical is De Cecco?

De Cecco  is a brand of pasta and grains which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Pasta, Pulses & Rice Ratings Table.

With a high GSG score, De Cecco can be considered an ethical brand. De Cecco 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 Pasta, Pulses & Rice sector to follow De Cecco’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does De Cecco do?

De Cecco was founded in 1886 by the De Cecco brothers in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It started as a small-scale flour mill before becoming a pasta factory.

In which areas does De Cecco perform well?

De Cecco performs well for our GM and Organic criteria, as all of its products are GMO free, and the brand is certified by British Retail Consortium, and some of its pasta is certified by EU Leaf.

De Cecco receives a middle rating for its Environmental Report as its Sustainability page contains evidence of progress made but not enough targets for a top rating. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can De Cecco do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that De Cecco is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Pasta, Pulses & Rice Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As De Cecco already receives a top score in the Ethical Pasta, Pulses & Rice sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, De Cecco 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.

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  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


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  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



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  • Public Record Criticisms


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