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How ethical is E.On?

E.On is an energy supplier based in Essen, Germany and is one of the world’s largest investor-owned utility providers. E.On has been given a below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Energy Suppliers Ratings Table. Although it has not yet met our ethical benchmark, we hope to see E.On make progress in future.

Read more about the issues facing the Ethical Energy Suppliers sector and find out which companies have achieved accreditation for their commitment to being ethical and sustainable.

In which areas does E.On perform poorly?

E.On is given a bottom score for Nuclear Power, as it owns PreussenElektra, a German nuclear power company. It gets a middle rating for Energy Mix, as although its percentage is above the Renewable Obligation rate, it is not high enough for a top rating.

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In which areas does E.On score well for its ethics?

E.On is given a top rating for its Environmental Report, as its Annual Report contains lots of detailed targets.

We found no criticisms of E.On relating to Pollution, Animal Welfare, Armaments or Political Donations therefore it scores well for these criteria.

How can E.On improve its ethical rating?

The below-benchmark score that E.On is awarded is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. To reach our minimum benchmark score and qualify for Ethical Accreditation, E.On has some issues to resolve including its involvement in the nuclear power industry.

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Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Energy Mix


  • Nuclear Power


  • Pollution



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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