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How ethical is Vivera?

Vivera is a plant-based food brand which has a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Vegan & Vegetarian Foods Ratings Table. Although Vivera has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see the brand make progress in the future.

We would have extra confidence in Vivera if it applied for Ethical Accreditation, whereby The Good Shopping Guide would make further detailed assessment and recommendations for ethical improvement.

Find out more about the ethical issues facing the Ethical Vegan & Vegetarian Foods sector.

What does Vivera do?

Vivera is a Dutch plant-based food brand which produces ingredients and convenience foods.

In which areas does Vivera perform poorly?

Vivera was marked down under our criteria for Organic and Vegetarian due to a lack of certification. Vivera gets a bottom score for Animal Welfare as parent company, JBS S.A., has one of the worst animal welfare records among livestock slaughter plants according to the Animal Welfare Institute.

JBS donated an amount above our threshold during recent election cycles so Vivera gets a bottom rating for Political Donations. Find out more about how we rate by exploring our ethical criteria.

Past Criticisms of Vivera’s record

JBS, Vivera’s parent company, along with three other slaughterhouses, is facing lawsuits seeking millions of dollars for environmental damages after they allegedly purchased cattle raised illegally in protected areas of the Brazilian rainforest.

In which areas does Vivera score well for its ethics?

Vivera scores well for its Environmental Report as JBS has a Sustainability Report 2022 containing lots of targets including carbon emissions and water usage.

We found no public record criticisms of Vivera relating to; GM, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels or Armaments, therefore the brand scores well for these criteria. Find out more about how we rate.

How can Vivera improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that Vivera is awarded with on The Good Shopping Guide’s  Ethical Vegan & Vegetarian Foods Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

To reach our minimum ethical benchmark and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, Vivera has some issues to resolve, including its poor animal welfare record. If it applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide will be able to give Vivera some guidance to improve on these areas.

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


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


  • Public Record Criticisms+


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