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la Perruche

How ethical is La Perruche?

La Perruche is a brand of sugar which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sugar Ratings Table. Although La Perruche has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in La Perruche if it submitted itself to apply for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement.

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What does La Perruche do?

La Perruche is a French brand which has been around for more than 130 years and produces a range of sugar in cube form.

In which areas does La Perruche perform poorly?

La Perruche was marked down under our criteria for Organic and Fair Trade due to a lack of certification. It gets a middle rating for Environmental Report as its parent company, Tereos Group, does have a Sustainability Report but it is lacking in detail.

Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of La Perruche’s record

La Perruche’s parent company, Tereos Group, was ordered to pay $10.2m for polluting a river flowing from France to Belgium in 2020, killing thousands of fish. In 2019 the group was also accused of maintaining deliveries of sorbitol, used in the manufacturing of weapons, to Syria.

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

La Perruche gets a top rating for GM as it has a non-GMO statement regarding their use. We found no public record criticisms of La Perruche relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments so it scores well for these criteria.

How can La Perruche improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that La Perruche is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sugar Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, La Perruche has some issues to resolve, including its lack of certification and basic Environmental Report. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give La Perruche some guidance to improve on these areas.

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.

Ethical performance in category


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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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