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Is Meridian an ethical and sustainable brand? 

Unfortunately, Meridian has a bottom score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Jams & Spreads sector as it does not meet the minimum ethical benchmark.

Meridian’s low score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table means it cannot yet be considered an ethical brand. Due to this, Meridian is not eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  Despite this, The Good Shopping Guide still urges Meridian to get in touch with us to apply. After we have received Meridian’s application, we will offer it some advice on how to improve its score.

Would you like to find out how other jam and spread brands rank against Meridian within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector? Visit the Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can learn 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 top-rated brands.

What does Meridian receive a top rating for?

Due to its lack of negative records, Meridian receives a top rating in our categories of Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Nuclear Power.

Does Meridian have an Environmental Report?

Meridian’s parent company SHS Group has a Planet page on its website. However, the page is extremely brief and does not contain any information about what actions the company is taking to work on its sustainability.

As a result, Meridian receives a bottom rating in our Environmental Report category.

What can Meridian do to improve its score? 

Meridian’s bottom score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Jams & Spreads sector is the outcome of a consideration of multiple ethical criteria.

Although Meridian’s score does not reach the minimum ethical benchmark on the Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table, it is still encouraged to apply for Ethical Accreditation.  Once we have received Meridian’s application, we will offer it some tailored advice on how to improve its score and become a more ethical and sustainable 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