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La Española

How ethical is La Española?

La Española is a brand of Cooking Oil which has been given a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cooking Oil Ratings Table. Although it has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see La Española make progress in future.

Read more about the issues facing the Ethical Cooking Oil sector and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and sustainable.

What does La Española do?

La Española is recognised as the oldest olive oil company in Spain which now sells its products worldwide. The brand uses traditional harvesting techniques and 100% recyclable packaging and is owned by Aceites Del Sur-Coosur S.A. (Acesur).

In which areas does La Española perform poorly?

La Española is awarded a bottom rating for its Environmental Report because Acesur’s Sustainability page does not include any targets or a report. It also gets a bottom score for Fair Trade as it is not certified. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

In which areas does La Española score well for its ethics?

Belazu gets a top score for GM as it is Non-GMO Project verified, and for Organic as it is certified by EU Leaf. We found no criticisms of La Española relating to; Nuclear Power, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments, so it scores well for these criteria.

How can La Española improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that La Española is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, La Española has some issues to resolve including the lack of environmental targets on its website.

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

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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