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Are Philips kettles ethical and sustainable? 

Unfortunately, within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Kettles Sector, Philips has a below-benchmark score.

Because Philips currently has a low score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Kettles Ethical Ratings Table, it cannot be classed as an ethical kettle brand. Due to its low score, Philips is not yet eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  Regardless of its low score, The Good Shopping Guide urges Philips to contact us to apply. When we have received Philips’s application, we will offer it some advice on how to become a more ethical and sustainable kettle brand.

Would you like to see how other kettle brands rate against Philips within the Ethical Kettles Sector? Visit the Kettles Ethical Ratings Table. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can teach you about the criteria that a brand must fulfil to reach our minimum ethical benchmark.

The Good Shopping Guide suggests that all brands start introducing more ethical and sustainable policies like our top-rated brands.

Does Philips have an Environmental Report?

Royal Philips, Philips’ parent company has a recent Annual Report. The report contains an ESG section which shares several targets in areas such as waste and renewable energy.

Because of this, Philips receives a top rating in The Good Shopping Guide’s Environmental Report category.

Why does Philips have a middle rating for our Code of Conduct category? 

Philips has a Code of Conduct, however, the document is vague and does not contain a lot of information.

What can Philips do to improve its score? 

The below benchmark score that Philips receives on The Good Shopping Guide’s Kettles Ethical Ratings Table is the result of an evaluation of a variety of ethical criteria.

Even though Philips’ score does not yet meet the minimum ethical benchmark in the Ethical Kettles sector, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages it to apply for Ethical Accreditation. Once we have received Philips’s application, it will be offered some advice on how to become a more ethical kettle 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.

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  • Armaments


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