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Island Bakery

How ethical is Island Bakery?

Island Bakery is a brand of biscuits which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table.

With a high GSG score, Island Bakery can be considered an ethical brand. Island Bakery hasn’t yet applied for Ethical Accreditation, but its high score would mean that if it did, it would be able to display The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Mark on its products.

We encourage other companies in the Ethical Biscuits sector to follow Island Bakery’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Island Bakery do?

Island Bakery was founded by University of Edinburgh graduates Joe and Dawn Reade on the island of Tobermoray in 1994 when the island’s baker retired and there was a need for someone to replace them. It started out making bread sold from its deli, and by 2007 the organic biscuit production had outgrown the rest of the company.

In which areas does Island Bakery perform well?

Island Bakery performs well for its Environmental Report as it has  lots of information on its website  about its ethos and commitment to sustainability. The brand also gets a top score for our GM,  Organic and Palm Oil criteria, as it has published a robust non-GMO statement, is certified by The Soil Association, and palm oil free.

Overall we were very impressed with Island Bakery’s clear ethos, producing products that are organic and vegan, with a clear focus on its environmental mission, so the brand has been awarded our Ethical Innovator criterion. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Island Bakery do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Island Bakery is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Island Bakery already receives a top score in the Ethical Biscuits sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Island Bakery will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? If accredited by The Good Shopping Guide, brands can display our Ethical Mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable supplier. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact us or complete 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


  • Ethical Innovator


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