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How ethical and sustainable is Beko? 

Beko is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Fridges & Freezers Ethical Ratings Table. Although Beko has not yet upheld our ethical standards, we are hopeful that it will soon start acting more morally. Beko would have the chance to boost customer confidence by applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would entail a more thorough investigation and recommendations for ethical development.

What does Beko do?

The most popular brand of household appliances in the UK today is Beko, which was established in 1989. More than 130 nations currently offer Beko’s refrigerators, laundry equipment, dishwashers, stoves, and other small appliances. Beko’s manufacturing facilities will be carbon neutral by 2020, and the fridge company also donates to Barnardo’s.

For which criteria does Beko perform poorly? 

Due to its parent company’s extensive participation in oil tankers, natural gas, and oil refinery businesses, Beko received a low score for its interest in fossil fuels. The company obtained a neutral evaluation for its stance on human rights, code of conduct, and weapons. The UK Boycott Turkey group has criticised Beko for violating human rights.

The Beko code of conduct includes all essential areas, however it is ambiguous about limitations on child labour and working hours, abiding by national legislation without imposing its own limits. The parent company of Beko owns additional defence companies as well as Otokar, a manufacturer of military vehicles used in the Turkish defence sector.

Past Criticisms of Beko’s ethical record

Once significant flaws in Beko’s petrol cookers were implicated in the deaths of 18 persons between 2008 and 2015, Beko came under fire. If the grill was utilised with the door closed, the cookers created quantities of carbon monoxide high enough to kill within minutes.

In what areas does Beko score well for its ethics?

Beko achieves a high rating for its environmental report since it includes 2030 targets for energy consumption, water use, electricity use, waste generation, and investments in renewable energy sources. Beko also receives a high score in our Nuclear Power, Animal Welfare and Political Donation categories.

How can Beko improve its ethical rating?

The Ethical rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate.

Beko may improve its score and meet our fundamental ethical standards by amending its code of conduct to establish its own restrictions on child labour and working hours and by cutting ties with some businesses that deal with fossil fuels.

Are you curious about how obtaining Ethical Accreditation could be beneficial for your brand? Accredited brands can display The Good Shopping Guide mark, showcasing to consumers that it can be trusted as an ethical and sustainable brand. Visit our Ratings Tables to learn about which brands have been awarded with our ethical certification.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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