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Ecology Building Society

How ethical is Ecology Building Society?

Ecology Building Society is a UK-based building society that has achieved an acceptable score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Mortgages Ratings Table, but Ethical Accreditation has not yet been achieved. This is important because it provides additional verification on the company’s wider ethical and sustainable policies and practices.

Read more about the issues facing the banking sector in our article on Ethical Mortgages and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and socially responsible businesses.

What does Ecology Building Society do?

Ecology Building Society is a financial company founded in West Yorkshire in 1981. The company focuses on environmentally sustainable financial practices and prioritises financing environmental building renovations and supporting sustainable development.

In which areas does Ecology Building Society perform well?

As a top-rated business, Ecology Building Society receives a top rating in several criteria.

For instance, Ecology receives a top rating for Environmental Destruction, Irresponsible Lending and Other Criticisms. This is due to the fact that no negative records were found in any of these categories.

What can Ecology Building Society do to improve its ethical score?

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

To improve its score further, Ecology Building Society could look to gain Ethical Accreditation. This would allow us to validate its claims about its ethical policies and practices.

If you’re interested in learning more about achieving Ethical Accreditation for your brand, please contact us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Environmental Destruction


  • Carbon Disclosure & Reduction Targets



  • Irresponsible Lending


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Responsible Investment Policy


  • Mutual Status


  • Other Criticisms


  • Ethical Innovator


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