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How ethical and sustainable is Ritter?

Ritter is a chocolate brand scored by The Good Shopping Guide. This brand scores below our ethical benchmark for this sector. Ritter has much to improve, but we hope to see improvement in the future.

If Ritter applied for Ethical Accreditation, we would be more assured of the brand’s willingness to improve ethically. By doing this, Ritter would receive a more concentrated, extensive, and detailed evaluation from The Good Shopping Guide.

For more information regarding the ethical issues of this chocolate brand, please visit the Ethical Chocolate sector report from The Good Shopping Guide and see how competitive brands score in our Ethical Chocolate Ratings Table.

What is Ritter and what does it do?

The brand was founded by Alfred Eugen Ritter and Clara Ritter in 1912. The first “chocolates were made, manufactured, and sold in the couple’s factory in Stuttgart-Bad Cannstatt. In 1991, the pocket-sized chocolate brand switched from composite material to fully recyclable single-material packaging made of polypropylene. The Ritter family bought land in Nicaragua in order to support the sustainable cultivation of cocoa itself and relies on that to supply the cocoa used in the brand’s products, according to the brand’s website.

Where does Ritter score well as a brand ethically?

Ritter scores well in our assessment categories, such as not supporting or directly contributing to Nuclear Power, Animal Welfare, Environmental Reports, and Armaments.

How can Ritter improve its ethical rating?

The Good Shopping Guide considers a variety of factors to determine whether a brand is ethical and eligible for Ethical Accreditation. These principles are used to calculate Ritter’s score for all of the assessed areas. To strengthen its ethical rating, the company can apply for Ethical Accreditation and then implement our recommendations. Ritter must make changes in the organisation. This includes a low overall score for our Organic criteria, the absence of Organic products, and a low rating for Vegan products.

If your ethical and sustainable chocolate brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide, get in touch or fill out a quick assessment form to get your application started!

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


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  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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