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Is Solgar a sustainable vitamin and supplement brand? 

Created in the 1940s, Solgar is a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Vitamins & Supplements Sector. As a result of its low score, Solgar cannot yet be classified as an ethical vitamin and supplement brand.

Even though it does not quite reach our minimum benchmark, The Good Shopping Guide still recommends that Solgar gets in touch to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After it applies, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to provide Solgar with an evaluation and some advice on how to improve upon its score.

Would you like to find out how Solgar compares against other brands within the Ethical Vitamins & Supplements Sector? Have a look at the Vitamins & Supplements Ethical Ratings Table.  The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table can teach you more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled to reach our minimum ethical benchmark.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to introduce more ethical and sustainable policies like our top-rated brands.

Why does Solgar receive a top rating for its Environmental Report?

Nestlé, Solgar’s parent company has a recent ‘Creating Shared Value and Sustainability’ Report.

Within the report, there are a number of environmental targets including reaching Net Zero by 2050 and having 100% recyclable packaging by 2025.  The report also demonstrates evidence of progress for previous targets.

Does Solgar produce cruelty-free supplements?

Unfortunately, Nestlé confirms on its website that it does test on animals.

As a result, Solgar receives a bottom rating for our Animal Welfare category. We hope that in the future Solgar will produce some cruelty-free vitamins and supplements.

What can Solgar do to improve its score? 

The low score that Solgar has on The Good Shopping Guide’s Vitamins & Supplements Ethical Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of a variety of ethical criteria.

Although it has a below-benchmark score in the Ethical Vitamins & Supplements Sector ,we still recommend that Solgar get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. Once we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Solgar some tips on how to improve its low score. By following our advice, Solgar could see itself becoming one of our best supplement brands.

Were you aware that your Vitamin and Supplement brand may benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Companies that receive our accreditation are able to proudly display our logo, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand. You can find out which other brands within the Ethical Vitamins & Supplements Sector have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification by visiting our Ratings Table.  Would you like to find out more? Please contact us or fill out a free initial assessment form.















Ethical performance in category


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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


  • Public Record Criticisms+


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