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Walker’s Shortbread

How ethical is Walker’s Shortbread?

Walker’s Shortbread is a brand of biscuits which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Biscuits Ratings Table.

With a high GSG score, Walker’s Shortbread can be considered an ethical brand. Walker’s Shortbread 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 Biscuits sector to follow Walker’s Shortbread’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Walker’s Shortbread do?

Walker’s Shortbread was founded in Scotland by Joseph Walker in 1898 as a village bakery, and has become known for its shortbread which is now available around the world.

In which areas does Walker’s Shortbread perform well?

Walker’s Shortbread is awarded a high score for GM, as it has a non-GMO statement on its website. It is also certified by The Vegetarian Society. Find out more about our ethical criteria.

We found no criticisms of Walker’s Shortbread relating to Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments, so it scores well for these criteria.

What can Walker’s Shortbread do to improve its score?

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

As Walker’s Shortbread already receives a high score in the Ethical Biscuits sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After sending in its application, Walker’s Shortbread 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, 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


  • Palm Oil Free



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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