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How ethical and sustainable is Hendrick’s? 

Hendrick’s is included in The Good Shopping Guide‘s Spirits Ethical Ratings Table. Hendrick’s has yet to meet our ethical standards, but we believe that in the future, the brand will make the necessary changes to function as a more ethical organisation. Hendrick’s might apply for Ethical Accreditation, which would include a more complete examination and suggestions for ethical development resulting in heightened customer and investor confidence.

More information on the issues this industry faces may be found in The Good Shopping Guide to Ethical Spirits brands. Then, in our Spirits Ethical Ratings Table, compare Hendrick’s to other brands.

What does Hendrick’s do?

Hendricks was launched in 1999 in southwestern Scotland. Throughout the years the brand has created a large range of botanical gins with different options such as: neptunia, lunar, solstice and orbium. You can read more about Hendrick’s history here.

The gin brand is owned by William Grant & Sons ltd.

For which criteria does Hendrick’s perform poorly? 

Hendrick’s received a low rating for its Environmental Report as the parent company announced that there are plans to release a sustainability plan in 2030 but there is no information on this yet. The brand also has no certified Organic or Vegan alcohol ranges or products, earning it a low score in these categories too. Hendrick’s also does not have a GMO statement so although it has received no criticism for Genetically Modified ingredients, this brand receives a middle rating.

In what areas does Hendrick’s score well for its ethics?

Hendrick’s receives a high score for Nuclear issues, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare and Armaments, as the brand has no affiliations to any concerns in these research categories. Hendrick’s has also not made any Political Donations since 2014 and received no Public Record Criticisms.

How can Hendrick’s improve its Ethical Rating?

The Ethical Rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate and research brands’ CRS/ ESG policies.

Hendrick’s can apply for Ethical Accreditation for more detailed guidance on how to improve. This gin brand may improve its rating and fulfil our fundamental ethical requirements by releasing a sustainability report with detailed goals and the progress that has been made towards them as well as offering an Organic gin range.

Why not check out The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation if you work for or with a spirits company that places sustainability high on its priority list, or wants to improve its ESG/ CSR policies? Contact us to learn more about the benefits of Ethical Accreditation, or complete our short form for an initial sustainability evaluation.

Ethical performance in category


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  • 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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