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Is Hoover an eco-friendly dishwasher brand? 

Owned by Haier Group, a Chinese home appliance company, Hoover is a below-benchmark dishwasher brand on The Good Shopping Guide’s  Dishwashers Ethical Ratings Table.

Because of its low score, Hoover is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  However, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages it to contact us and apply. Once we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will provide Hoover with some tailored advice on how to work on its score.

Do you want to find out how Hoover compares against other brands within the Ethical Dishwashers sector? Visit the Dishwashers Ethical Ratings Table.  The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Table can teach you about the criteria that a brand has to fulfil before being awarded with a top score.

The Good Shopping Guide recommends that all brands follow the good example that has been set by our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical policies.

Does Hoover have an Environmental Report?

Hoover’s parent company Haier Group has an ESG Report. The document contains targets on various sustainability and environmental topics such as carbon emissions and recycling.

However, as some of the targets have expired, Hoover is given a middle rating.

What does Hoover receive a bottom rating for?

Hoover receives a bottom rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Code of Conduct category.

Within its ESG Report, Haier Group briefly mentions child labour and human rights. More information is reportedly within Hair Group’s Code of Conduct. However, an official Code of Conduct could not be found.

What can Hoover do to improve its score? 

Hoover’s below benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Dishwashers Ethical Ratings Table is the result of an assessment of multiple ethical criteria.

Despite currently having a bottom score in the Ethical Dishwashers sector, The Good Shopping Guide suggests that Hoover contacts us to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Hoover some advice on how to improve its bottom scores, including its bottom rating for its Code of Conduct.

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 within the Ethical Dishwashers sector 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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