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How ethical and sustainable is Blomberg? 

Blomberg is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Fridge-Freezers Ethical Ratings Table. Blomberg has not yet upheld our ethical standards, but we are hopeful that it will evolve in order to conduct business in a more moral manner. By applying for Ethical Accreditation, which includes a more thorough investigation and recommendations for ethical development, Blomberg would have the chance to build consumer trust.

What does Blomberg do?

Blomberg was established in 1883 in Germany and launched its products in the UK in 2010. Blomberg sells a range of home appliances such as laundry, dishwashers, refrigerators and cooking appliances. The brands built in range provide integrated dishwashers, washing machines, ovens and fridges.

For which criteria does Blomberg perform poorly? 

Although the parent company of the brand is actively associated with subsidiaries in natural gas, oil tankers, and oil refining, Blomberg earned a low score for its participation in fossil fuels. For human rights, code of conduct and weapons, the company obtained a moderate rating. The Ethical Consumer contains articles concerning the human rights concerns that the UK Boycott Turkey campaign has criticised Blomberg for.

The Blomberg code of conduct addresses all pertinent issues, however it is ambiguous when it comes to limitations on child labour and working hours, abiding by national legislation without setting its own restrictions. The parent company of Blomberg owns Otokar, a manufacturer of military vehicles used in the Turkish defence sector, as well as other defence businesses.

Past Criticisms of Blomberg’s ethical record

After 18 deaths between 2008 and 2015 were attributed to significant flaws in Blomberg gas cookers, the company came under fire. Using the grill with the door closed resulted in carbon monoxide levels high enough to kill within minutes.

In what areas does Blomberg score well for its ethics?

As the dishwasher brand’s sustainability page includes 2030 goals for energy consumption, water use, electricity use, waste production, and investments in renewable energy, Blomberg achieves a high rating for its environmental report. Blomberg also receives a high score in our Nuclear Power, Animal Welfare and Political Donation categories.

How can Blomberg 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.

Blomberg may improve its rating and meet our primary ethical criteria by amending its code of conduct to establish its own standards for working conditions and child labour, as well as 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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Ethical performance in category


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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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