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Is Hartley’s an ethical and sustainable brand? 

Hartley’s is a popular brand owned by Hain Celestial, which produces a variety of jam and jelly products. Unfortunately, Hartley’s has a below benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. Because of Hartley’s bottom score within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector, it is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation.

Would you like to see how Hartley’s rates against other well-known jam brands within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector? Visit the Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can learn all about the criteria that a brand must fulfil in order to achieve a top rating.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to begin introducing more ethical and sustainable practices, taking inspiration from our top-rated brands.

What categories does Hartley’s score well in?

Hartley’s receives a top rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Environmental Report category. Hartley’s parent company, The Hain Celestial Group has a recent Sustainability Report which contains several future targets for different environmental issues, reflecting its commitment to improving its environmental record.

What does Hartley’s receive a low score for?

Hartley’s receives a bottom rating for Genetic Modification, as its parent company, Hain Celestial, is known for its use of genetically modified ingredients.

Additionally, as the brand does not have any certified organic products, Hartley’s receives a bottom rating in the Organic category.

What can Hartley’s do to improve its score? 

The bottom score that Hartley’s receives on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table is the outcome of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

Even though Hartley’s score does not meet The Good Shopping Guide’s minimum ethical benchmark in the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector, we still encourage it to get in contact for some advice on how to improve its score and become a more ethical and sustainable brand.

Are you curious about how obtaining Ethical Accreditation could be beneficial for your brand? Accredited brands can display The Good Shopping Guide mark, showcasing to consumers that it can be trusted as an ethical and sustainable brand. Visit our Ratings Tables to learn about which brands have been awarded with our ethical certification.

Would you like more information? Please get in touch or fill out 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


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating