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How ethical is Duvel?

Duvel is a brand of alcoholic drinks which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table. Although Duvel has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Duvel if it applied for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement.

Find out more about the ethical issues facing the Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider sector.

What does Duvel do?

Duvel is a Flemish brand of beer based in Antwerp, Belgium which was founded in 1871. Duvel is a local dialect word meaning ‘devil’.

In which areas does Duvel perform poorly?

Duvel was marked down under our criteria for Organic and Vegetarian due to a lack of any certification. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Duvel’s record

We did not find any past criticisms of Duvel.

In which areas does Duvel score well for its ethics?

Duvel scores well for its Environmental Report as its parent company, Duvel Moortgat, has a Sustainability Report 2022 containing several targets as well as evidence of progress.

We found no criticisms of Duvel relating to; GM, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments,  therefore the brand scores well for these criteria. Find out more about how we rate.

How can Duvel improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Duvel is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Duvel has some issues to resolve, including its lack of Organic certification. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Duvel some guidance to improve on these areas.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. 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



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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