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How ethical is Realme?

Realme, a mobile phone brand owned by Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd is given a low Ethical Rating by The Good Shopping Guide. Unfortunately, this brand receives a low Good Shopping Guide Ethical Score in our Ethical Mobile Phones Ratings Table and has therefore not yet met our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

In which areas does Realme perform poorly?

RealMe has released a poorly rated Environmental Report.

Whilst researching Realme’s Human Rights history, The Good Shopping Guide found that the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) from the IPE gave the company a low score. The IPE is a system for evaluating supply chain practices in China, particularly with regard to environmental management and water pollution. In addition to trends in the environmental performance of factories in the company’s supply chains, scores are generated using data from third-party environmental audits, internet monitoring data, and government compliance data.

Neither Realme nor its parent company, Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd releases a Code of Conduct, and therefore receives a bottom rating for this criteria. Additionally, The Greenpeace Guide to Greener Electronics gave this corporation a score of F after evaluating its performance in three impact categories: energy use, resource consumption, and chemical removal.

In which areas does Realme perform well?

Neither Realme nor its parent companies have been found to be involved in Animal Rights abuses or have any involvement in Nuclear power or weapons. This has resulted in a high score for these criteria. The Good Shopping Guide was also pleased to see that there was no evidence of Realme/Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp., Ltd making Political Donations or participating in the Defence sector.

How can the Realme brand improve its Ethical Rating?

If your mobile phone brand values ethics and sustainability, why not check out The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation? Increase customer and investor confidence and stand out from the greenwash.

RealMe’s score results from 15 ethical criteria in relation to Realme. To reach our Ethical Benchmark and qualify for our Ethical Accreditation, Realme has several issues to deal with, including its poor Environmental Report.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


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  • 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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