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Is Hotpoint an eco-friendly washing machine brand? 

Owned by Whirlpool Corporation, Hotpoint is a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Washing Machines sector.

As Hotpoint does not currently meet The Good Shopping Guide’s minimum ethical benchmark, it is not eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  However, we still invite Hotpoint to get in touch with us and submit an application. Once we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Hotpoint some guidance on how to become a more ethical brand.

Are you interested in finding out how other brands rate against Hotpoint within the Ethical Washing Machines sector? Visit The Good Shopping Guide’s Washing Machines Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can offer you more insight into the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled to meet our minimum ethical benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to follow the good example that has been set by our top-rated brands and adopt more ethical practices.

Does Hotpoint have an Environmental Report?

Hotpoint receives a top score in The Good Shopping Guide’s Environmental Report Category.

Whirlpool, Hotpoint’s parent company has recently published a  Sustainability Report which outlines its targets. These include reaching Net Zero and how the brand plans to achieve this, as well as targets for recycled plastics.  Additionally, the report shares Whirlpool’s progress on previous targets.

Why does Hotpoint have a bottom rating for Political Donations? 

In recent election cycles, Whirlpool, Hotpoint’s parent company has donated over $542k. As this amount is above our threshold for a top or middle rating, Hotpoint receives a bottom score.

What can Hotpoint do to improve its score? 

Hotpoint’s below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Washing Machines sector is the outcome of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

As it has a bottom score in the Ethical Washing Machines sector, The Good Shopping Guide recommends that Hotpoint contacts us to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, The Good Shopping Guide will offer Hotpoint some personalised advice on how to raise its score on the Washing Machines Ethical Ratings Table.

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 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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  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



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