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How ethical is LG?

LG is listed in The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Washing Machines Ratings Table. In our Ethical Washing Machines Sector, the brand receives a high Good Shopping Guide Ethical Score and so passes our ethical criteria to be considered a good ethical brand, and eligible for Ethical Accreditation, gaining some top scores in certain research criteria. We encourage other Washing Machines brands to follow LG’s lead and create more ethical policies and processes.

Learn more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled.

What does LG do?

LG Corporation began in 1947 when LuckyChemical Co Ltd was established. LG Electronics was founded in 1958 under the name Goldstar. LG Electronics is a part of the LG corporation and sells a range of ethical mobile phones, laptops, and TVs as well as electric kitchen appliances such as fridge-freezers, dishwashers and washing machines.

In what areas does LG perform well? 

LG performs well in many areas of operations receiving a high rating for all of the environmental factors, with no links to any Animal Welfare critiques as well as conflict materials, political donations and a strong code of conduct. LG’s sustainability report shows evidence of its progress in specific areas such as carbon emissions, renewable energy and recycling. The report outlines many detailed targets and several LG branches are members of RMI including LG electronics, this includes a Conflict Materials Policy.

How could LG rate higher on our Ethical Mobile Phones Ratings Table? 

According to The Good Shopping Guide, LG is qualified for Ethical Accreditation because of its respectable score.

Ethical Accreditation serves as a certification for businesses to prove an outstanding ethical standard and boosts consumer trust in a brand.

LG could improve its Ethical Rating score further by re-evaluating its decision to partner with LIG Nex1 to produce motors for military drones.

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.

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  • Nuclear Power


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  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



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  • Other Criticisms


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