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Is Method laundry detergent ethical and sustainable? 

Unfortunately, Method has a below-benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Laundry Detergents sector as it does not meet the minimum ethical benchmark.

Because Method has a low score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Laundry Detergents Ethical Ratings Table, it regrettably cannot be considered an ethical laundry detergent brand. As a result, Method is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  Despite its low score, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages Method to contact us and apply. Once we have received Method’s application, we will offer it some advice on how to become a more ethical brand.

Would you like to find out how other laundry detergent brands rank against Method within the Ethical Laundry Detergents sector? Have a look at the Laundry Detergents Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can find out more about the criteria our top-rated brands have fulfilled to achieve a top rating.

The Good Shopping Guide encourages all brands to begin introducing more ethical and sustainable practices, taking inspiration from our top-rated brands.

What does Method receive a top rating for?

Method is awarded a top score in the categories of Armaments, Nuclear Power and Fossil Fuels due to its lack of negative ratings.

What does Method have a middle score rating for its Environmental Report? 

SC Johnson & Son, Method’s parent company, has several pages dedicated to sustainability. On its pages, the company shares its targets on plastics and recycling, as well as its evidence of progress.

However, SC Johnson & Son’s last Sustainability Report is many years out of date and lacks detailed information.

What can Method do to improve its score? 

The below benchmark score that Method receives on The Good Shopping Guide’s Laundry Detergents Ethical Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of multiple ethical criteria.

Even though Method’s score does not reach the minimum ethical benchmark in the Ethical Laundry Detergents sector, The Good Shopping Guide still suggests that it applies for Ethical Accreditation. Once we have received Method’s application, we will offer it some tips on how to become a more ethical laundry detergent brand.

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.

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