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Havana Club

Is Havana Club an ethical spirits brand?

Owned by Pernod Ricard, Havana Club is a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector due to its low score.

Although it currently has a benchmark score, we still encourage Havana Club to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide would consider Havana Club’s current practices and then offer it some advice on how to become a more ethical brand.

Do you want to find out how other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector compare against Havana Club? Visit our Spirits Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have met to become accredited.

The Good Shopping Guide suggests that all companies follow the example set by our top-rated brands and begin adopting more ethical policies.

What does Havana Club receive a top rating for?

For its lack of negative records, Havana Club receives a top rating for Nuclear Power and Fossil Fuels. Pernod Ricard, Havana Club’s parent company has a Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap 2030 which contains targets on packaging, biodiversity and waste. Because of the number of targets, it also receives a top score for our Environmental Report research category.

Why does Havana Club have a bottom rating for Public Record Criticisms?

A recent lawsuit against Pernod Ricard USA has been made. The lawsuit claims that Pernod Ricard’s website is not fully accessible for legally blind or visually impaired individuals as it is not compatible with screen-reading software.

The lawsuit claims that Pernod Ricard’s website is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York City Human Rights Law.

What can Havana Club do to improve its score? 

Havana Club’s bottom score within The Good Shopping Guide is the outcome of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To see its score rise on the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table, we suggest that Havana Club gets in touch to apply for Ethical Accreditation. In doing so, Havana Club would receive some advice from The Good Shopping Guide on how to improve upon its bottom scores and become a more ethical brand.

Did you know that your Spirits brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our certified brands proudly display our logo which demonstrates to consumers that it is an ethical company to shop with. Have a look at our Ratings Tables to see which other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector can display our ethics and sustainability certification. If you would like more information about The Good Shopping Guide‘s certification, get in touch or fill out a rapid initial brand ethics 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


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