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Is Gordon’s an ethical spirits brand?

Owned by Diageo Plc, Gordon’s is a popular gin brand which was first produced in the 1700s. Unfortunately, like other brands owned by Diageo, Gordon’s receives a below-benchmark score and cannot yet be classed as an ethical brand.

Although it currently has a low score, we still recommend that Gordon’s get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After it applies, we would assess Gordon’s and offer it some advice on how to improve its sustainability and ethical score.

To see how other gin brands within the Ethical Spirits sector compare against Gordon’s, you can visit the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can teach you more about the criteria that a brand has to meet to achieve reaching our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

All low-ranking brands are urged by The Good Shopping Guide to follow the example set by our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical practices.

What does Gordon’s receive a top rating for?

For its lack of negative records, Gordon’s receives a top rating for The Good Shopping Guide‘s Animal Welfare and Armaments research categories.

Is Gordon’s gin organic?

Unfortunately, Gordon’s does not produce organic gin. As a result, it cannot be awarded a top score for The Good Shopping Guide’s Organic ratings category.

What can Gordon’s do to improve its score? 

Gordon’s score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

Due to its below benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide recommends that Gordon’s get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. By applying, we would offer Gordon’s some advice on how to work on its bottom scores so that it can become a more ethical brand.

Could your Spirits brand benefit from Ethical Accreditation? The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification. Our Accredited Brands can proudly display our Ethical Mark on their products which enables consumers to make a more informed, ethical choice.

If you would like more information on Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide, get in touch or complete a rapid initial sustainability 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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