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Is Hoover an ethical cooker brand?

Owned by Haier Group Corporation, a Chinese home appliances company, Hoover is a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cookers sector. As a result of its low score, Hoover cannot yet be classed as an ethical brand.

Despite its low rating, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages Hoover to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, we would provide Hoover with an ethics and sustainability assessment and some advice on how to become one of the best cooker brands on our Cookers: Ethical Comparison Ratings Table, and earn our Ethical Mark

Do you want to find out how Hoover compares to other brands within the Ethical Cookers sector? Visit the Cookers Ethical Ratings Table. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table can help you to learn about the criteria that our top-rated brands have met to reach our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

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

What categories does Hoover receive a high score for?

Due to its lack of negative records, Hoover receives a top score for our Animal Welfare, Armaments and Nuclear Power ethical research categories.

Why does Hoover receive a bottom rating for its Code of Conduct?

Within its most recent ESG Report, Haier, Hoover’s parent company, mentions child labour and human rights. However, no official Code of Conduct can be found and the information in its ESG report is vague.

As a result, Hoover receives a bottom score for this category.

What can Hoover do to improve its score? 

Hoover’s below-benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cookers sector is the outcome of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As it has a low score on the Cookers Ethical Ratings Table we recommend that Hoover get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation.

After getting in touch with us, Hoover would receive some advice on how to improve upon its bottom scores and become a more ethical oven brand.

Did you know that your Cooker brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our Accredited brands can proudly display our Ethical Mark which highlights to consumers that buying its products would be an ethical decision. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Cookers sector have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification. Want more information? Please get in touch or fill out a rapid initial ethical and sustainability assessment form.

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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