In March 2020, Ethical Consumer viewed Hain Celestial's Sustainability Report 2018.
It stated:"Non-Genetically Modified Organisms (Non-GMO): A GMO, or genetically modified organism, is a plant, animal, microorganism, or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified in a laboratory using genetic engineering or transgenic technology. This creates combinations of plant, animal, bacterial, and virus genes that do not occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding methods. At Hain Celestial, we have committed to transparency and have supported legislation calling for the labeling of GMOs in food products. According to the Non-GMO Project, more than 60 countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and countries in the European Union require GMOs to be labeled. Globally, there are also 300 regions with outright bans on growing GMOs. At Hain, approximately 700 of our products are verified non-GMO"
While this was considered positive the company also sold meat and dairy not labelled organic. Due to the prevalence of GMOs in animal feed Ethical Consumer expected companies to have a clear policy restricting GMO animal feed as well as GMO ingredients.
The Hain Celestial Group lost half a mark under Controversial Technologies.
Sustainability Report 2018 (2018)