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How ethical is Garofalo?

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

We would have extra confidence in Garofalo 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 Ethical Pasta, Pulses & Rice sector.


What does Garofalo do?

Garofalo was established in 1789 in Gargano, Italy. The climatic conditions of the area are perfect for drying pasta, and the presence of spring water that fed the mills made it the ideal place for the production of pasta.

In which areas does Garofalo perform poorly?

Garofalo gets a middle rating for GM as it does not have a GMO statement available. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Garofalo’s record

Forest 500 identifies the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions with the greatest exposure to tropical deforestation risk, and annually assesses them on the strength and implementation of their deforestation and human rights commitments. In 2022 Garofalo’s parent company, Ebro Foods, received a score of 8%.

In which areas does Garofalo score well for its ethics?

Garofalo’s parent company, Ebro Foods, has a CSR Report 2022 with evidence of the progress it has made, and a page called Caring for the Planet which contains targets, so Garofalo gets a top score for its Environmental Report.

Garofalo also gets a top score for Organic as it produces a range certified by EU Leaf. We found no criticisms of Garofalo relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments so it scores well for these criteria.

How can Garofalo improve its ethical rating?

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

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Garofalo has some issues to resolve, including  its lack of a GMO statement, and possible involvement in deforestation. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Garofalo 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.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


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  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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