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How ethical is Kopparberg?

Kopparberg is a brand of alcoholic drinks which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table.

With an above-benchmark GSG score, Kopparberg can be considered an ethical brand. Brothers 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 Beer, Lager & Cider sector to follow Kopparberg’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Kopparberg do?

Kopparberg is a Swedish brand of cider and spirits based in the town of the same name meaning ‘copper mountains’. The brand was established in 1882 and is now Sweden’s largest cider brewer, and the main employer in the town which has a population of only 4,000 people.

In which areas does Kopparberg perform well?

Kopparberg performs well for its Environmental Report as its Sustainability page contains lots of specific targets and evidence of progress which is impressive for such a small company.

We found no criticisms of Kopparberg relating to; GM, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments,  therefore the brand scores well for these criteria. Find out more about how we rate.

What can Kopparberg do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Kopparberg is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. As Kopparberg already receives a top score in the Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider sector, we encourage it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation, after which it will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

However we would also encourage Kopparberg to gain Organic certification in order to improve its score. If Kopparberg applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to offer some guidance on this.

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



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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