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Is Slingsby an ethical spirits brand?

Created in the 16th century, Slingsby is a botanic gin brand which receives a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Spirits Ethical Ratings Table.

As it has a high score, all Slingsby needs to do to receive our ethics and sustainability certification is apply for Ethical Accreditation. Slingsby would receive some advice from The Good Shopping Guide on how to improve upon its bottom ratings before being awarded with our certification.

Would you like to find out which other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector are classed as ethical? Visit the Spirits Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to learn more about the criteria that a brand has to reach to achieve meeting our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow the example set by our top-rated brands like Slingsby and adopt more sustainable practices.

What makes Slingsby a sustainable and ethical brand?

Slingsby has a lack of negative records in many of our categories, including Animal Welfare, Nuclear power and Fossil Fuels. As a result, it receives top ratings.

What scores does Slingsby need to work on?

Slingsby is, unfortunately, not an organic gin brand and lacks certification. Spirits of Harrogate, Slingsby’s parent company Spirits of Harrogate has a Social Responsibility page.

However, it does not discuss any sustainable environmental goals.

Because of this, Slingsby receives a middle score for both the Organic and Environmental Report categories.

What can Slingsby do to improve its score further? 

Slingsby’s above benchmark within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Spirits sector is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

With an above benchmark score, the only thing left for Slingsby to do now is apply for Ethical Accreditation. The Good Shopping Guide would first offer Slingsby some advice on how to improve its middle ratings before awarding it with our ethical certification.

Did you know that your Spirits brand may benefit from Ethical Accreditation? All of our certified brands proudly display our logo which demonstrates to consumers that shopping with its company is an ethical choice to make. Visit our Ratings Tables to see which other brands within the Ethical Spirits sector have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification. If you would like some more information, please get in touch or fill out a rapid initial assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating