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Are Rowse’s jams and spreads ethical? 

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

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

Do you wish to see how other jam and spread brands rank against Rowse within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector? Visit the Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can teach you more 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 begin introducing more ethical and sustainable practices, taking inspiration from our top-rated brands.

What does Rowse receive a top rating for?

Rowse receives a top rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Organic category as its honey is certified by the Soil Association.

Does Rowse have an Environmental Report?

Rowse’s parent company Valeo Foods has various Sustainability Pages. However, they are all vague and lack statistics on the company’s environmental or sustainability targets,

As a result, Rowse receives a middle score for this category.

What can Rowse do to improve its score? 

Rowse’s below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Jams & Spreads sector is the outcome of an assessment of a variety of ethical criteria.

Even though Rowse’s score does not currently meet the minimum ethical benchmark on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table, it is still encouraged to apply for Ethical Accreditation.  Once we have received its application, we will offer Rowse’s 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.

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  • Genetic Modification


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  • Animal Welfare


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  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



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  • Public Record Criticisms


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