How ethical and sustainable is Leisure?
Leisure is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Cookers Ethical Ratings Table. Leisure has not yet lived up to our ethical standards, but we are hopeful that it will improve and become a more ethical organisation. By applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would entail a more thorough investigation and recommendations for ethical development, Leisure would have the chance to build consumer trust and cut through the greenwash.
More information on the issues this industry faces may be found in The Good Shopping Guide to eco-friendly cooker brands.
Then, in our Cookers Ethical Ratings Table, compare Leisure to other brands.
What does Leisure do?
Leisure invented the range cooker in 1883 and since then has been providing cookers in a range of sizes, colours and fuel in the UK. The brand also sells cooker hoods and 60cm cookers. You can read more about the Leisure cooker brand here.
Leisure, along with Beko, is owned by Koç Holding A.Ş.
For which criteria does Leisure perform poorly?
As the parent business of Leisure is actively connected with companies in natural gas, oil tankers, and oil refining, Leisure gets a bad score for its Fossil Fuels involvement. For our Human Rights research criteria, a Code of Conduct, and investment in Weapons, the company obtained a middle rating. The UK Boycott Turkey campaign has criticised Leisure’s parent company, Koç Holding A.Ş. for supplying tanks to the Turkish army.
Otokar, a producer of military vehicles utilised in the Turkish defence industry and other defence firms are owned by Leisure’s parent company.
The Code of Conduct for Leisure covers most of the important topics but is brief when it comes to restrictions on working hours and underage labour. It complies with applicable national law but does not establish its own guidelines.
In what areas does Leisure score well for its ethics?
The cooker brand’s Sustainability Page includes 2030 aims for energy consumption, water use, electricity use, waste production, and investments in renewable energy, earning Leisure a high score for its Environmental Report. Evidence of progress is described on Beko’s Sustainability Page. In our categories for Nuclear Power, Animal Welfare, and Political Donations, Leisure also receives a high score.
How can Leisure improve its Ethical Rating?
The Ethical Rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate.
Leisure might apply for Ethical Accreditation for more detailed guidance on how to improve its ESG/ CSR, ethics and sustainability policies.
By updating its Code of Conduct to establish its own rules on child labour and working hours as well as severing relationships with some companies dealing with fossil fuels, Leisure may raise its Ethical Score and satisfy our essential ethical requirements.
Why not check out The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation if you work for or with a Cooker company that places ethics high on its priority list?
Contact us to learn more, or complete our short form for an initial ethics and sustainability evaluation.
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