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Does McCoy’s produce ethical and sustainable crisps? 

Created in the 1980s, McCoys is a brand which produces a variety of ridge-cut crisps. Within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Crisps sector, McCoy’s has an above-benchmark score, making it a top-rated brand.

Since it already has an excellent score on the Crisps Ethical Ratings Table, McCoy’s is eligible for Ethical Accreditation. All it needs to do is contact The Good Shopping Guide to apply. Once we have received its application, we will offer McCoy’s the use of our ethical mark, as well as some advice on how to enhance its score.

Do you want to see how other well-known crisp brands rank against McCoy’s within the Ethical Crisps sector? Visit The Good Shopping Guide’s Crisps Ethical Ratings Table. From our Ratings Tables you can discover more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled.

All brands are urged by The Good Shopping Guide to begin introducing more ethical and sustainable practices, taking inspiration from our top-rated brands like McCoy’s.

What does McCoy’s receive a top rating for?

As a high-scoring brand, McCoy’s receives a top rating in most of The Good Shopping Guide’s categories. These include Political Donations and Animal Welfare.

However, we are especially pleased with its top score for our Environmental Report category. McCoy’s parent brand Intersnack Group has a Sustainability Report which contains evidence of progress and future targets. The targets include a goal for packaging, reducing carbon emissions and reducing waste.

Are McCoy’s crisps organic?

Mccoy’s receives a bottom rating for our Organic category as it has not yet received any organic certification.

What can McCoy’s do to improve its score? 

McCoy’s above benchmark score in The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Crisps sector is the outcome of an assessment of multiple ethical criteria.

Because McCoy’s score already meets the minimum ethical benchmark on the Crisps Ethical Ratings Table, it is encouraged to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After The Good Shopping Guide has reviewed McCoy’s’ application, we will provide it with the use of our logo, as well as some tips on how to improve its score further.

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 Crisps 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.

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



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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