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Bang & Olufsen

How ethical is Bang & Olufsen?

The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Televisions Ratings Table includes Bang & Olufsen. The brand receives a satisfying Good Shopping Guide Ethical Score and so satisfies our ethical criteria as a good ethical brand in our Ethical Television Ratings Table.

We encourage other TV brands to follow in the footsteps of Bang & Olufsen and work to achieve ethical and sustainability excellence in the sector.

More information on the necessity of energy-efficient TVs may be found in The Good Shopping Guide to Ethical TVs. Then, in our Ethical Televisions Ratings Table compare it to other brands.

What does Bang & Olufsen do?

Bang & Olufsen was started in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen from a Dutch farmhouse, as they made the first mass-produced radio that didn’t require batteries. Bang & Olufsen are the creators of iconic audio and home entertainment products including speakers, headphones, soundbars and TVs.

In what areas does Bang & Olufsen perform well? 

Bang & Olufsen performs well in many areas of business including its Environmental Report. It also has a good Code of Conduct, Political Donations, Human Rights issues, also no links to any Fossil Fuel investments or Animal Welfare issues.

The brand’s sustainability report contains evidence of progress and targets on carbon emissions and renewable electricity. Bang & Olufsen also has a comprehensive and clear Code of Conduct.

How could Bang & Olufsen rate higher on our Ethical Televisions Ratings Table? 

Based on criteria set by The Good Shopping Guide, Bang & Olufsen is eligible for Ethical Accreditation due to its satisfactory score. This is examined by looking at how the Environment, Animals, and People are considered and treated within a company, and if there is any negative impact, how the brand mitigates this damage. Find out more about how we rate.

Ethical Accreditation increases customer trust in a brand and acts as a certification for firms to demonstrate compliance with a high ethical standard. Bang & Olufsen might raise its Ethical
Rating even higher by disclosing any usage of Conflict Minerals and placing ECO labelling on necessary items.

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

Contact us to learn more, or complete our short form for an initial ethical evaluation.

Ethical performance in category

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GSG score

82
70

GSG category benchmark

100

Ethical Rating

Environment

  • Environmental Report

    Good

  • Nuclear Power

    Good

  • Eco Labels

    Poor

  • Fossil Fuels

    Good

Animal

  • Animal Welfare

    Good

People

  • Armaments

    Good

  • Code of Conduct

    Good

  • Political Donations

    Good

  • Human Rights

    Good

  • Conflict Minerals

    Poor

Other

  • Ethical Accreditation

    Acceptable

  • Other Criticisms

    Good

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