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Is Tsingtao an ethical beer, lager and cider brand?

Tsingtao, a Chinese beer brand, is one of The Good Shopping Guide’s top-rated beer brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector.

Due to its high score, Tsingtao is an above-benchmark brand and is eligible for Ethical Accreditation. All Tsingtao needs to be awarded our Ethical Mark is to apply. We would offer it some advice on how to make some minor improvements and see its score rise even further.

To see how other popular beer brands rate against Tsingtao within the Beer, Lager and Cider sector, you can visit the Beer, Lager and Cider Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to learn more about the criteria that a brand has to meet to achieve meeting our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and introduce more sustainable practices to reach our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

What does Tsingtao receive a top rating for?

Tsingtao receives a top score from the Good Shopping Guide for Animal Welfare and Public Record Criticisms, as the company was not found to be involved in any unethical practices towards the Environment, Animals or People.

Additionally, as Tsingtao does not make any Political Donations, it receives a top rating in this criterion as well.

What does Tsingtao receive a bottom rating for?

Unfortunately, Tsingtao receives a bottom rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Organic category as it does not produce any organic beers.

What can Tsingtao do to improve its score? 

Tsingtao’s top score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector is the outcome of an assessment of multiple ethical criteria.

Due to its above benchmark rating meaning it is eligible for Ethical Accreditation, all Tsingtao needs to do to be awarded our prestigious logo is apply. The Good Shopping Guide would first give it some advice on how to improve upon its bottom scores and then award it with our logo.

What would Ethical Accreditation mean for your Beer, Lager and Cider brand? Contact us or fill out a rapid ethical initial assessment form to find out. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Beer, Lager and Cider sector have already achieved our ethics and sustainability certification, as well as the criteria they needed to meet.

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


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