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Is Magners an ethical beer, lager and cider brand?

Magners is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s above-benchmark cider brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector. Due to its high score, Magners is eligible for Ethical Accreditation. In order to be awarded with our Ethical Mark, all it needs to do is apply so that we can offer it an assessment and some advice on how to make some minor improvements.

To see how other popular brands compare to Magners within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector, visit the Beer, Lager and Cider Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Tables can help you to learn more about what criteria a brand has to meet to achieve meeting our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

At The Good Shopping Guide, we encourage all brands to follow the example set by our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical practices to achieve Ethical Accreditation.

What does Magners receive a top rating for?

Magners receives a top score under The Good Shopping Guide’s Vegetarian category as some of its products are certified by The Vegetarian Society.

What does Magners receive a bottom rating for?

Unfortunately, Magners does not sell any organic cider. As a result, it receives a bottom score under our Organic category.

What can Magners do to improve its score? 

Magners’ high score within The Good Shopping Guide is the outcome of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

As it is already a high-rated brand within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector all Magners needs to do to receive our prestigious Ethical Mark is apply for Ethical Accreditation. If it applied, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to assess Magners and provide it with some advice on how to improve its bottom score for our Organic category before awarding it with our logo.

Do you think that your Beer, Lager and Cider brand would benefit from Ethical Accreditation? The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables display which brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sectors have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification. If you would like some more information about our Ethical Accreditation, please contact us or fill out a rapid initial assessment form.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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