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How ethical is Hilltop?

Hilltop is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Jam and Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. In our Ratings Table, the brand obtains a satisfactory Good Shopping Guide ethical score and thereby passes our ethical criteria as a good ethical brand. We encourage other Jam and spread companies to follow Hilltop’s lead and implement more ethical rules and procedures.

Are you interested in seeing how Hilltop rates against other brands within the Ethical Jams and Spreads sector? Visit the Jams and Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can learn more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled.

What does Hilltop do?

Hilltop was founded in 2011 when owner Scott received a birthday gift of his very first beehive, being unable to work due to a back injury Scott used his fascination of bees and put in the work to begin producing honey. Hilltop sells a range of honey from Classic British blossom to Manuka honey as well as maple syrup, energy gel pouches and powder to keep people energised and hydrated during exercise.

In what areas does Hilltop perform well? 

Hilltop performs well in many areas of business. Hilltop has a ‘Giving back’ page which clearly shows the brand’s ethical ethos of supporting bees throughout the honey industry. This also mentions Organic and FSC certification for packaging as well as a proportion of profit being donated to charity. Whilst this does not include any goals the brand has a strong ethical stance. As a result of these ethical policies, the company receives a top rating for Environmental Report and Ethical Innovator.

Hilltop also produces Soil Association certified honey and therefore receives a top rating for Organic.

How could Hilltop rate higher on our Jam and spreads Ethical Ratings Table? 

Hilltop is eligible for Ethical Accreditation due to its satisfactory score according to The Good Shopping Guide, this is examined by looking at The Environment, Animals and People within a company and how much the brand considers this. Learn more about how we rate.

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.

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  • 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


  • Ethical Innovator


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