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Is Sun-Pat an ethical and sustainable brand? 

Owned by The Hain Celestial Group, Sun-Pat is a popular brand which produces peanut butter. Unfortunately, Sun-Pat has a below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Jams & Spreads sector and cannot yet be classed as an ethical brand.

Because of Sun-Pat’s bottom score on the Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table, it is not eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  However,  still suggests that Sun-Pat reaches out to us to apply. Once we have received Sun-Pat’s application, we will offer it some advice on how to improve its score.

Would you like to find out how other Sun-Pat rates against other well-known brands within the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector? Visit the Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can learn all about the criteria that a brand must fulfil in order to achieve a top rating.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to start introducing more ethical and sustainable policies, taking inspiration from our top-rated brands.

What does Sun-Pat receive a top rating for?

Due to its lack of negative records, Sun-Pat receives a top rating for the categories of Armaments and Nuclear Power.

In which categories does Sun-Pat receive a bottom rating?

Sun-Pat receives a bottom rating for Political Donations, due to its parent company, Hain Celestial, which is involved in political donations in the United States.

Additionally, as the company does not have any products certified as organic, Sun-Pat receives a bottom rating in the Organic category.

What can Sun-Pat do to improve its score? 

Sun-Pat’s below benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Jams & Spreads Ethical Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

Although Sun-Pat’s score does not currently meet The Good Shopping Guide’s minimum ethical benchmark in the Ethical Jams & Spreads sector, we still encourage it to apply for Ethical Accreditation.  When its application has been received, Sun-Pat will be offered some advice on how to improve its score and become a more ethical 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.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Genetic Modification


  • Organic


  • Nuclear Power



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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