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Is Londis an ethical supermarket brand?

Owned by Tesco Plc, Londis is unfortunately one of The Good Shopping Guide’s below-benchmark brands within the Ethical Supermarkets sector.

Even though it does not have a high score, we still encourage Londis to apply for Ethical Accreditation. The Good Shopping Guide would provide Londis with a detailed assessment and some suggestions on how it can improve upon its ethics and sustainability rating.

To find out how popular UK supermarkets within the Ethical Supermarkets sector compare to Londis, visit the Supermarkets Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can teach you more about the criteria that a brand must reach before it can meet our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide strongly recommends that all below-benchmark brands follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical practices.

What does Londis receive a top rating for?

Londis receives a top rating from The Good Shopping Guide under our Environmental Report category.

Londis’ parent brand Tesco Plc has a Sustainability Page that shares its goals for becoming carbon neutral and reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). It also presents proof of progress.

Additionally, Tesco includes a Climate section in its most recent Annual Report that goes into greater detail about its targets and outlines its strategies for achieving its sustainability goals.

What does Londis receive a bottom rating for?

For The Good Shopping Guide’s Human Rights category, Londis receives a bottom score. Tesco, the parent company of Londis, was accused of pressuring employees to report to work during the Covid-19 pandemic after removing the option for extended sick leave for those infected. Bev Clarkson, the national officer for the union Unite, said: “By scrapping their Covid absence policies, Sainsbury’s and Tesco are encouraging infected staff who are worried about being off to go to work, putting other workers and customers at risk.”

What can Londis do to improve its score? 

Londis’ low score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Supermarkets Ethical Ratings Table is the outcome of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

Despite its below benchmark score meaning that Londis cannot yet be classed as one of the UK’s most sustainable supermarkets, we still encourage it to apply for Ethical Accreditation. The Good Shopping Guide would provide Londis with an evaluation and some guidance on how it can improve its score and become one of our most ethical supermarket brands.

Your Supermarket brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables displays which other brands within the Ethical Supermarkets sector have received our ethics and sustainability accreditation. If you would like more information, get in touch or fill out a rapid initial ethical assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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