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How ethical is Suma?

Suma is a sugar brand which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sugar Ratings Table. With a high GSG score, Suma can be considered an ethical brand.

Suma hasn’t yet applied for Ethical Accreditation, but its high score would mean that if it did, it would be able to display The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Mark on its products.

We encourage other companies in the Ethical Sugar sector to follow Suma’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Suma do?

Suma is  a worker co-op, a business owned and run by the nearly 200 people who work there. It was founded over 40 years ago with a mission to supply vegetarian and sustainable ingredients.

In which areas does Suma perform well?

Suma performs well for Organic as its sugar is certified by EU Leaf, and a middle rating for Fair Trade. It also scores well for its GMO policy and its robust Environmental Report which covers its ethical credentials and emphasises its co-operative structure.

We found no criticism relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments, therefore Suma scores well across these criteria. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

What can Suma do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Suma is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Sugar Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As Suma already receives a top score in the Ethical Sugar sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Suma will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide ethical mark.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? If accredited by The Good Shopping Guide, brands can display our ethical mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable supplier. If you’re interested in learning more about how to attain Ethical Accreditation, please contact us or complete a Free 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



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Fairtrade



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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