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How ethical and sustainable is Lloyds Pharmacy? 

Lloyds Pharmacy is included in The Good Shopping Guide‘s Pain Remedies Ethical Ratings Table. Lloyds Pharmacy has yet to meet our ethical standards, but we believe that in the future, the brand will make the necessary changes to function as a more ethical organisation.

Lloyds Pharmacy might increase consumer trust by applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would include a more complete examination and suggestions for ethical development.

Do you want to see how Lloyds Pharmacy compares against other popular brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies Sector? Visit the Pain Remedies Ethical Ratings Table.  The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that a brand has to fulfil to receive a top rating.

The Good Shopping Guide suggests that all brands follow the good example that has been set by our top-rated brands and adopt more ethical practices.

What does Lloyds Pharmacy do?

The painkiller supplier Lloyds Pharmacy was founded in 1973, the brand sells a large range of prescriptions and other general painkiller health items such as paracetamol and ibuprofen as well as being a supplier of other named brands. Lloyds Pharmacy’s parent company is McKesson Corporation, which is owned by Aurelius Group.

For which criteria does Lloyds Pharmacy perform poorly? 

Lloyds Pharmacy received a low rating for Organic and Vegetarian/vegan, as it does not have any products certified as organic or plant-based.

In what areas does Lloyds Pharmacy score well for its ethics?

Lloyds Pharmacy receives a high score for Genetic Modification Policy, Nuclear Power, Animal Welfare and Armaments. The brand is listed on Cruelty free investing and does not test on animals, and despite the brand being involved in gene therapy this is only for medical advancement and therefore is not penalised.

How can Lloyds Pharmacy improve its ethical rating?

The Ethical rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate.

Lloyds Pharmacy may improve its rating and fulfil our fundamental ethical requirements by ceasing all Political Donations and including more goals in its Environmental Report.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our accredited brands can proudly display The Good Shopping Guide mark, demonstrating to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. Our Ratings Table can show you which other brands within the Ethical Pain Remedies sector have been awarded with our ethics and sustainability certification.

Would you like to find out more? Please contact us or fill out a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • 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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