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How ethical is Acer?

The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical PCs, Laptops, and Tablets Ratings Table includes Acer. The brand receives a respectable Good Shopping Guide Ethical Score and so passes our ethical criterion as a good ethical brand in our Ethical PCs, Laptops, and Tablets category. We encourage other computer businesses to follow Acer’s example and adopt more ethical policies and practices within their business operations.

More information on the necessity of ethical computers may be found in The Good Shopping Guide to Sustainable & Ethical Computers. Then, in our Ethical PCs, Laptops and Tablets Ratings Table, compare Acer to other tech brands.

What does Acer do?

Acer was founded in 1976 under the name Multitech, the Acer brand was created in 1987, signifying its move towards globalisation. The computer brand launched the world’s first convertible tablet PC in 2002. You can find more about Acer’s history here.

The ethical laptop brand offers desktops, monitors, smart devices, Chromebooks and other accessories.

In what areas does Acer perform well? 

Acer performs well in many areas of business receiving a high ethical grade for all of our Environmental criteria, the brand also has no Animal Welfare criticisms. Acer’s sustainability report contains several targets for 2025 within its CSR and shows evidence of its progress. Acer products also feature EPEAT and Energy star ECO labels. The laptop brand follows the Responsible Business Alliance code of conduct and has a policy on responsible mineral sourcing.

As a member of RMI Acer has specific requirements for suppliers to ensure that the brands’ ethical message is carried across all aspects of the business.

How could Acer rate higher on our Ethical PCs, Laptops and Tablets Ratings Table? 

Acer is eligible for Ethical Accreditation due to its satisfactory score according to The Good Shopping Guide, this is examined by looking at how the Environment, Animals, and People within a company and how much the brand considers this. Learn more about how we rate brands here.

Ethical Accreditation boosts customer trust in a brand and serves as a certification for businesses to demonstrate that they meet an ethical standard. Acer could improve its Ethical Rating score further by tackling issues surrounding factories that operate under conditions suggesting forced labour, and also dealing with Acer’s recent rating on another consumer guide, which suggested that the brand is likely to have used tax avoidance strategies.

Why not check out The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation if you work for or with a PC, Laptop or Tablet company that places ethics high on its priority list?

Contact us to learn more about what The Good Shopping Guide can do for you, or complete our short form for an initial evaluation.

Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Eco Labels


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights


  • Conflict Minerals



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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