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How ethical and sustainable is Belling? 

Belling is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Cookers Ethical Ratings Table. Belling has yet to meet our Ethical Benchmark, but we believe that in the future, the brand will make the necessary changes to function as a more ethical organisation. Belling might increase consumer trust by applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would include a more complete examination and suggestions for ethical development.

More information on the issues this industry faces may be found in The Good Shopping Guide to eco-friendly cooker brands.

Then, in our Cookers Ethical Ratings Table, compare Belling to other cooker brands.

What does Belling do?

Belling began in 1912 founded by Charles Reginald Belling. The brand sells a range of products such as range cookers, built-in ovens and hobs as well as dishwashers and fridge-freezers. The brand claims to be one of the ‘most loved‘ and ‘trusted‘ British brands. Belling was acquired by the heating and household appliances manufacturer Glen Dimplex Group in 1992. You can read more about Belling’s history here.

For which criteria does Belling perform poorly? 

Belling received a low rating for its lack of a Code of Conduct. The brand received a middle rating for its Environmental Report, as the brand’s parent company has a Sustainability Report that contains a Net Zero goal and other evidence of progress, but no other targets.

Belling also received a middle rating for Human Rights issues as the parent company was criticised for not being paid a living wage. (More on this story here.)

In what areas does Belling score well for its ethics?

Belling receives a high score for Nuclear Power issues, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare concerns, Armaments, Political Donations and Public Record Criticisms as the brand has no links to any of these.

How can Belling 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.

Belling might apply for Ethical Accreditation for more detailed guidance on how to improve.

Belling may improve its rating and fulfil our fundamental ethical requirements by releasing a Code of Conduct and a more detailed Environmental Report that includes a range of targets for the brand to work towards.

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

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

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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