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Is OKI an ethical printer brand?

Within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Printers, Scanners & All In Ones sector, OKI is a below-benchmark brand due to its low score.

Although it has not yet met our minimum Ethical Benchmark, we still encourage OKI to apply for Ethical Accreditation. The Good Shopping Guide would provide OKI with a thorough assessment and some tips on how it can achieve a few more points to reach our minimum benchmark.

If you would like to know how other brands within the Ethical Printers, Scanners & All In Ones sector compare against OKI, visit the Printers, Scanners & All In Ones Ethical Ratings Table. Our Ratings Table can help you to find out more about the criteria that a brand has to meet so that it can reach our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide suggests that all brands follow the example set by our top-rated brands and introduce more ethical practices before applying for Ethical Accreditation.

What does OKI receive a top rating for?

The Good Shopping Guide awards OKI with a top score for our Nuclear Power, Armaments and Animal Welfare categories due to a lack of negative records.

What scores does OKI need to work on?

Unfortunately, OKI receives a middle rating for our Environmental Report category. OKI has an Environmental Challenge which contains several carbon reduction targets.

However, it is only aiming for an 80% reduction by 2050 instead of Net Zero. There is also a lack of detailed information and no other targets which is why it does not achieve a top rating.

(What is Net Zero: “a target of completely negating the amount of greenhouse gases produced by human activity, to be achieved by reducing emissions and implementing methods of absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
“global net emissions of carbon dioxide will need to fall to net zero by 2050”. ~ Definition taken from Google’s Oxford Languages).

What can OKI do to improve its score? 

OKI’s score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Printers, Scanners & All In Ones sector is the outcome of a consideration of multiple ethical criteria.

Even though it currently has a below benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages OKI to contact us and apply for Ethical Accreditation. In doing so we would be able to offer OKI some guidance on how to improve and become one of our most ethical TV brands.

Do you think that your Printers, Scanners & All In Ones brand benefit from Ethical Accreditation?

The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Printers, Scanners & All In Ones have received our ethics and sustainability certification. Contact us if you would like some more information or fill out a rapid initial assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


GSG score


GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Eco Labels


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights


  • Conflict Minerals



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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