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Is Jameson an ethical spirits brand?

Owned by Pernod Ricard, Jameson is a brand of Irish Whiskey. Unfortunately, like other brands owned by Pernod Ricard, Jameson receives a low score from The Good Shopping Guide. As a result, it cannot yet be classified as one of our top-rated brands within the Ethical Spirits Ratings Table.

Although it currently has a low score, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages Jameson to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, we would assess Jameson and then offer it some advice on how to improve its score.

To see how Jameson compares against other whisky brands within the Ethical Spirits sector, you can visit the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you find out more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have met to receive Ethical Accreditation.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow the example set by our top-rated brands and introduce more sustainable policies.

What does Jameson receive a top rating for?

For The Good Shopping Guide’s Nuclear Power and Armaments categories, Jameson receives a top score for its lack of negative reports.

Does Jameson use genetically modified ingredients?

Jameson is awarded a middle score for The Good Shopping Guide’s Genetic Modification category. As Pernod Ricard has not released a statement or received any negative criticisms, it meets our criteria for a middle rating.

What can Jameson do to improve its score? 

Jameson’s score within The Good Shopping Guide is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

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

Would your Sprits brand benefit from Ethical Accreditation? All of our certified brands proudly display our Ethical Mark 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, 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