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How ethical is FAGE?

FAGE is a yoghurt brand which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Yoghurt Ratings Table. Although FAGE has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in FAGE if it submitted itself to apply 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 Yoghurt sector.

What does FAGE do?

FAGE is a high protein dairy yoghurt which has been in production since 1926.

In which areas does FAGE perform poorly?

FAGE was marked down under our criteria for Environmental Report as it does not have any information available under this criterion. It also gets a bottom score for Organic as it does not have any certification for its products. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of FAGE’s record

FAGE was criticised over the construction of a yoghurt plant in Luxembourg which the environmental group, natur & ëmwelt asbl, claimed would use as much drinking water as a town of 18,000 people.

In which areas does FAGE score well for its ethics?

FAGE scored well for our GM criteria as it is verified by the Non-GMO Project in the US. It also has products certified by The Vegetarian Society.

FAGE scores well for Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Armaments due to a lack of criticisms across these criteria.

How can FAGE improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that FAGE is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Yoghurt Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, FAGE has some issues to resolve, including its lack of an Environmental Report. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give FAGE 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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