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Is Method an ethical cleaning products brand? 

Within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cleaning Products sector, Method has a below-benchmark score as it does not currently meet the minimum ethical benchmark.

Due to Method’s bottom score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Cleaning Products Ethical Ratings Table, it is not yet classed as an ethical cleaning products brand. Despite this, Method is still encouraged to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After The Good Shopping Guide has received Method’s application, it will offer the brand some tips on how to become more ethical and sustainable.

Would you like to find out how other brands rank against Method within the Ethical Cleaning Products sector? Visit the Cleaning Products Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can learn more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled in order to achieve a top rating.

The Good Shopping Guide suggests that all brands follow the example set by our top-rated brands and start introducing more sustainable practices.

What does Method receive a top rating for?

Because of Method’s lack of negative ratings, it receives a top score in the categories of Fossil Fuels, Armaments and Nuclear Power.

Why does Method have a middle rating for our Environmental Report category? 

Method’s parent company SC Johnson & Son has several sustainability pages on its website. The pages include targets on recycling and plastics, as well as demonstrating evidence of progress.

However, the company’s last Sustainability Report is out of date and contains only a small amount of information.

What can Method do to improve its score? 

Method’s below-benchmark score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Cleaning Products Ethical Ratings Table is the result of an assessment of multiple ethical criteria.

Due to its low score within the Ethical Cleaning Products sector, Method is not currently eligible for Ethical Accreditation. However, we still encourage Method to get in touch with The Good Shopping Guide to apply. Once we have received Method’s application, it will be offered some tailored advice on how to improve its bottom scores.

Did you know that Ethical Accreditation may be beneficial for your cleaning products brand? Accredited brands are able to display The Good Shopping Guide mark, showcasing to consumers that it can be trusted as an ethical and sustainable brand. To learn more about which brands within the Ethical Cleaning Products sector have been awarded with our ethical certification, visit our Ratings Tables. If you would like more information, please get in touch or fill out a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Toxic Chemicals Policy


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare


  • Vegetarian/Vegan Verified



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Public Record Criticisms


= GSG Top Rating = GSG Middle Rating = GSG Bottom Rating