In April 2021, Ethical Consumer sent Bentley Organics Ltd a questionnaire, requesting information about the company’s environmental reporting. No response was received. Ethical Consumer therefore searched the company’s website for publicly available information. No report could be found.
The ‘About us’ section of the website stated that "we stand by two key philosophies; firstly that all products are Soil Association certified as a guarantee to our consumers of their organic integrity. And secondly that we are ‘Of the Earth, not costing the Earth’, as an integrated manufacturer and supplier we are able to offer our customers a better value product – we believe organic products should be reasonably, not premium, priced".
In addition, it stated that Soil Association certification meant that products were: "Not tested on animals and do not contain ingredients of animal origin; Parabens free; GMO free; Do not contain SLS or SLES; Free from petro-chemicals"
As a company with a turnover under £10.2million which offered an environmental alternative, the company was awarded an exemption in this category and therefore received Ethical Consumer's best rating for Environmental Reporting.
bentleyorganic.com (26 April 2021)