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Is Mackays an ethical jams and spreads brand? 

Unfortunately, Mackays has a below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Jams & Spreads sector and cannot be classed as an ethical brand.

Mackays’ bottom score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table means it is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  Despite this, The Good Shopping Guide still suggests that Mackays reach out to us to apply. After we have received Mackays’ application, we will offer it some advice on how to improve its score.

Do you wish to find out how other jam and spread brands rank against Mackays within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector? Visit the Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can find out more about the criteria that a brand must fulfil in order to receive a top rating.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to introduce more ethical and sustainable practices, following the example set by our above-benchmark brands.

What does Mackays receive a top rating for?

Because of its lack of negative records, Mackays receives a top rating in our categories of Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Public Record Criticisms.

Does Mackays have an Environmental Report?

Unfortunately, Mackays does not share any environmental or sustainability information despite having a How We Craft page.

As a result, Mackays receives a bottom rating in our Environmental report category.

What can Mackays do to improve its score? 

The bottom score that Mackays receives on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table is the outcome of a consideration of multiple ethical criteria.

Although Mackays’ score does not meet the minimum ethical benchmark within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector, it is still encouraged to apply for Ethical Accreditation.  When The Good Shopping Guide has received Mackays’ application, we will offer it some tailored advice on how to improve its score and become a more ethical brand.

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 have been awarded with our ethical certification.

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

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating