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Stella Artois

Is Stella Artois an ethical beer, lager and cider brand?

Recognised by its red, white and gold logo, Stella Artois is a below-benchmark brand of beer within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector. As it does not yet reach our minimum ethical benchmark, Stella Artois cannot yet be classified as an ethical brand. However, we still recommend that it applies for Ethical Accreditation. After applying, Stella Artois would be provided with an assessment and some advice on how to make some ethical improvements from The Good Shopping Guide.

If you wish to see how Stella Artois compares to other brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector, have a look at the Beer, Lager and Cider Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that a brand needs to meet to achieve reaching our minimum ethical benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and begin introducing more sustainable practices.

What does Stella Artois receive a top rating for?

Stella Artois is awarded with a top rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Environmental Report category.

Its parent company AB InBev has a recent ESG Report which contains several sustainability targets including smart agriculture and water stewardship.

What does Stella Artois receive a bottom rating for?

Unfortunately, Stella Artois receives a bottom rating for our Political Donations research category. AB InBev has donated millions of dollars in recent U.S. election cycles, which goes against The Good Shopping Guide’s criteria for Political Donations.

What can Stella Artois do to improve its score? 

Stella Artois’ low placement on The Good Shopping Guide’s Beer, Lager and Cider Ethical Ratings Table is the outcome of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria. Although it is a below-benchmark brand of beer, The Good Shopping Guide encourages Stella Artois to apply for Ethical Accreditation. If it applied, The Good Shopping Guide would provide Stella Artois with some tips on how to improve upon its bottom scores, including its bottom score for Political Donations. As a result, Stella Artois could see itself becoming one of our most ethical beer brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector.

Your Beer, Lager and Cider brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation as it would become easily recognised by consumers as an ethical product to purchase. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sectors have been awarded our ethics and sustainability certification. For more details on what applying for Ethical Accreditation involves, and how your brand can cut through the greenwash, contact us or fill out a rapid initial sustainability 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


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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