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How ethical is Westons?

Westons is a brand of alcoholic drinks which has a good score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table.

With an above-benchmark GSG score, Westons can be considered an ethical brand. Westons 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 Beer, Lager & Cider sector to follow Westons’s  example and adopt more ethical policies and practices.

What does Westons do?

Westons is a British cider brand based in Herefordshire which was founded in 1880 and is still located at its original address. Westons use traditional methods to make their cider from fruit grown in their own orchards.

In which areas does Westons perform well?

Westons performs well for our Organic criteria as it has a product range called Wyld Wood which is certified by the Soil Association. It is given a middle rating for its Environmental Report as despite lots of ethical information, there are no clear targets on its website.

We found no criticisms of Westons relating to; GM, Nuclear, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Political Donations or Armaments,  therefore the brand scores well for these criteria. Find out more about how we rate.

What can Westons do to improve its score?

The above benchmark score that Westons is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. As Westons already receives a top score in the Ethical Beer, Lager & Cider sector, we encourage it to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation, after which it will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide Ethical Mark.

However we would also encourage Westons to gain Organic and Vegetarian certification in order to improve its score. If Westons applies for Ethical Accreditation, The Good Shopping Guide would be able to offer some guidance on this.

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



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


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