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Hastings Direct

How ethical is Hastings Direct?

Hastings Direct is an insurance company which has achieved an acceptable score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Insurance Ratings Table but Ethical Accreditation has not yet been achieved.  This is important because it provides additional warranty on the company’s wider ethical, sustainable, and social policies and records.

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

What does Hastings Direct do?

Hastings Direct is a UK based personal insurance broker service which was founded in 1997. The company also offers personal loans. Hastings Direct is part of the Hastings Group and now owned by Sampo Plc.

In which areas does Hastings Direct perform well?

Hastings Direct performs well for our criteria relating to the environment and emissions, therefore achieving a top rating for Environmental Report and Carbon Disclosure & Reduction Targets.

The above benchmark score that Hastings Direct is awarded on The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Insurance Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria. Find out more about how we rate.

What can Hastings Direct do to improve its ethical score?

Hastings Direct is encouraged to apply for Ethical Accreditation. If successful in its application, Hastings Direct would join the certified ethical brands leading the way in progressive and sustainable practices and be permitted to display The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Mark in its communications.

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

Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Environmental Destruction


  • Carbon Disclosure & Reduction Targets



  • Irresponsible Lending


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Responsible Investment Policy


  • Other Criticisms


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