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Is Candy an eco-friendly washing machine brand? 

Owned by Haier Group Corporation, a Chinese home appliance and electronics company, Candy is a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Washing Machines sector.

As Candy does not currently meet our minimum ethical benchmark, it is not eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  Despite this, we still encourage Candy to contact us to apply. When we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will provide Candy with an assessment and some tips on how to become a more ethical brand.

Would you like to find out how other brands rank against Candy within the Ethical Washing Machines sector? Have a look at The Good Shopping Guide’s Washing Machines Ethical Ratings Table.  From our Ratings Table, you can gain further insight into the criteria that a brand has to fulfil in order to receive a top rating.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical policies.

Does Candy have an Environmental Report?

Candy is given a middle rating in The Good Shopping Guide’s Environmental Report category.

Haier Group, Candy’s parent company has an ESG Report. The report contains several targets in different areas including carbon emissions and recycling. However, the carbon emissions targets are out of date and therefore, no longer relevant.

Why does Candy have a bottom rating for its Code of Conduct?

Within Haier Group’s ESG Report, there is mention of child labour and human rights. However, the information contained lacks detail and no official Code of Conduct could be found.

As a result, it receives a bottom rating.

What can Candy do to improve its score? 

Candy’s below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Washing Machines sector is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As it has a bottom score in the Ethical Washing Machines sector, The Good Shopping Guide encourages Candy to get in touch with us and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide will provide Candy with some personalised advice on how to improve its score on the Washing Machines Ethical Ratings Table.

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.

Would you like more information? Please get in touch or fill out a Free Initial Assessment form.

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