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Is Heinz an ethical and sustainable brand? 

Heinz is a well-known brand which produces a variety of food items, including soup. Despite its popularity, Heinz receives a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Soup Ethical Ratings Table. Because of its low score, Heinz cannot yet be classed as an ethical soup brand.

Even though Heinz has a low rating on the Ethical Soup sector, The Good Shopping Guide still suggests that it gets in touch to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Heinz some tailored advice on how to enhance its score to become a more ethical brand.

Are you interested in finding out how other popular brands rank against Heinz within the Ethical Soup sector? Visit the Soup Ethical Ratings Table. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can help you discover more about the criteria a brand must fulfil to be awarded with a top rating.

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

Does Heinz have an Environmental Report?

For The Good Shopping Guide’s Environmental Report category, Heinz receives a top rating.

Heinz’s parent brand The Kraft Heinz Company has a recent Sustainability Report. The report contains a range of targets such as reducing water usage and making 100% recyclable, compostable or reusable packaging.

Why does Heinz receive a bottom rating for Political Donations?

Within recent election cycles, The Kraft Heinz Company has donated an amount which is above our threshold for a top or middle rating, Heinz receives a bottom score for our Political Donations category.

What can Heinz do to improve its score? 

Heinz’s below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Soup Ethical Ratings Table is the outcome of an assessment of multiple ethical criteria.

Even though Heinz’s score does not fulfil the minimum ethical benchmark in the Ethical Soup sector, we suggest that it applies for Ethical Accreditation. After The Good Shopping Guide has reviewed its application, we will offer Heinz some advice on how to improve its score.

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.

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