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Neal’s Yard Remedies

How ethical is Neal’s Yard Remedies?

Neal’s Yard Remedies, a pioneering ethical skincare and cosmetics brand, is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s top-rated ethical brands and is featured on our list of the Top 200 Ethical Businesses.

The brand receives an excellent Good Shopping Guide ethical score of 100 in our Ethical Shampoo & Conditioner Ratings Table and therefore successfully passes our ethical benchmark.

We encourage other companies in the Shampoo & Conditioner sector to follow Neal’s Yard Remedies’ example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

In which areas do Neal’s Yard Remedies perform well?

With a perfect Good Shopping Guide score of 100, Neal’s Yard Remedies performs well across all criteria in our Shampoo & Conditioner assessment.

Notably, Neal’s Yard has several organic products certified by the Soil Association, and therefore receives a top rating in our Organic category.

Neal’s Yard is also Leaping Bunny certified by Cruelty-Free International, which confirms no animal testing, and has products certified by The Vegetarian Society

This means Neal’s Yard receives a top rating for Animal Welfare and Vegetarian/Vegan, thus achieving full marks in the Animals category.

What makes Neal’s Yard Remedies so sustainable?

Neal’s Yard Remedies has a wide range of sustainable initiatives that further the brand’s ethical status. The brand was set up to provide natural, organic, and cruelty-free skincare and beauty products to ethically conscious consumers.

Moreover, Neal’s Yard Remedies demonstrates a clear commitment to environmental progress through its targets to reduce carbon emissions by 47% by 2025, as well as introduce fully recycled plastic bottles. 

Neal’s Yard is also involved in charitable activities. This includes working with the Bee Lovely campaign to fundraise for bee conservation and supporting The World Land Trust in protecting the world’s forests.

As a result of its pioneering ethical commitments and environmental achievements, Neal’s Yard has been awarded a top rating in the Ethical Innovator category.

How did Neal’s Yard Remedies attain Ethical Accreditation?

Neal’s Yard Remedies has attained Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. This involved an application process and a full review of the brand’s ethical policies and practices. Neal’s Yard is subject to an annual review to ensure the company maintains high ethical standards.

As a result, Neal’s Yard Remedies is permitted to use our Good Shopping Guide Ethical logo, which certifies the brand’s ethical status and allows consumers to recognise Neal’s Yard as an ethical brand.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Irresponsible Marketing


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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