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How ethical is Fentimans?

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

We would have extra confidence in Fentimans 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 Soft Drinks sector.

What does Fentimans do?

Fentimans is a botanical brewery based in Northumberland. It began as a door-to-door ginger beer sales company in 1905 and closed down in the 1960s before being revived in 1988 by the founder’s great grandson.

In which areas does Fentimans perform poorly?

Fentimans was marked down under our criteria for Organic and Vegetarian due to a lack of certification, and gets a bottom score for its Environmental Report as there is no information available. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Fentimans’ record

We found no past criticisms of Fentimans.


In which areas does Fentimans score well for its ethics?

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

How can Fentimans improve its ethical rating?

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

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