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Doves Farm

How ethical is Doves Farm?

Doves Farm is a brand of biscuits which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table.

With a high GSG score, Doves Farm can be considered an ethical brand. Doves Farm 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 Biscuits sector to follow Doves Farm’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Doves Farm do?

Doves Farm is a flour brand which also produces a line of breakfast cereals and biscuits. The brand was founded in 1977 to make organic wholemeal flour by Clare and Michael Marriage who reintroduced rye, spelt and einkorn cultivation to the UK.

In which areas does Doves Farm perform well?

Doves Farm gets a top score for our GM and Organic criteria, as it has a strong non-GMO statement and many products are certified by The Soil Association.

Overall we were very impressed with Doves Farm’s clear ethos, producing products that are organic and with a clear focus on the environment, so the brand has been awarded our Ethical Innovator criterion. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Doves Farm do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Doves Farm is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Doves Farm already receives a top score in the Ethical Biscuits sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Doves Farm 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.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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