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Is Lemsip an ethical cold remedies brand? 

Lemsip is a well-known cold and flu relief brand owned by Reckitt Benckiser.

Despite its popularity, Lemsip receives a below-benchmark score in The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cold Remedies sector.

Because of its low score, Lemsip is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation. However, The Good Shopping Guide still recommends that it gets in touch to apply. After we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will provide Lemsip with some advice on how to improve its score to become a more ethical brand.

Would you like to see how Lemsip compares against other popular brands within the Ethical Cold Remedies Sector? Have a look at the Cold Remedies Ethical Ratings Table.  The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table can provide you with more information about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled to receive a top score.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to follow the good example that has been set by our top-rated brands and adopt more sustainable practices.

Does Lemsip have an Environmental Report?

Reckitt Benckiser, Lemsip’s parent company has a recent Sustainability Insights Report. The report outlines its targets such as achieving Carbon Neutrality, decreasing water usage and decreasing energy consumption. It also provides evidence of progress towards these goals.

Consequently, Lemsip receives a high score in our Environmental Report category.

What does Lemsip receive a bottom rating for? 

Unfortunately, Lemsip receives a bottom rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Animal Welfare category.

Reckitt Benckiser’s website indicates that the company conducts animal testing when it is legally required. Despite stating that it aims to minimise the use of animal testing, Lemsip still receives a bottom rating for this category.

What can Lemsip do to improve its score? 

The below benchmark score that Lemsip receives within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cold Remedies sector is the outcome of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As it doesn’t yet have a top score in the Ethical Cold Remedies sector, The Good Shopping Guide recommends that Lemsip gets in touch to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Lemsip some advice on how to improve its score. After following our advice, Lemsip could see its position rise on our Ratings Table.

Are you curious about how obtaining Ethical Accreditation could be beneficial for your brand? Accredited brands can display The Good Shopping Guide mark, showcasing to consumers that it can be trusted as an ethical and sustainable brand. Visit our Ratings Tables to learn about which brands within the  Ethical Cold Remedies sector have been awarded with our ethical certification.

Would you like more information? Please get in touch or fill out a Free Initial Assessment form.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Irresponsible Marketing


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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