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Is Samsung an ethical cooker brand?

Owned by the popular South Korean company of the same name, Samsung is a below-benchmark brand within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cookers sector.

Even though it currently has a low rating, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages Samsung to apply for Ethical Accreditation. After receiving its application, we would provide it with an assessment and some advice on how to become one of the most ethical cooker brands on our Cookers: Ethical Comparison Ratings Table.

Do you want to see how other well-known brands compare against Samsung in the Ethical Cookers sector? Have a look at The Good Shopping Guide’s Cookers Ethical Ratings Table. From our Ratings Table, you can learn more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have met to reach our minimum Ethical Benchmark.

All below-benchmark brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to follow in the footsteps of our top-rated brands and introduce more sustainable policies.

Does Samsung have an Environmental Report?

Samsung has a recent Sustainability Report which contains targets on renewable energy, electric vehicles and recycling.

Within the report, there is a good amount of information as well as evidence of progress on previous targets.

As a result, it receives a top rating in this category.

Why does Samsung receive a bottom rating for Political Donations?

Within recent election cycles, Samsung Group has donated over $1.5 million.

Within our criteria, The Good Shopping Guide states that any brand that donates over £50,000 will receive a bottom score for our Political Donations category.

What can Samsung do to improve its score? 

The below-benchmark score that Samsung receives within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Cookers sector is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

Because of its low rating on the Cookers Ethical Ratings Table, we recommend that Samsung get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. After we received its application, The Good Shopping Guide would offer Samsung some tips on how to work on its bottom scores. After following our advice, Samsung could see its position rise on our Ratings Table.

Did you know that your Cooker brand may benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Our brands that have received Ethical Accreditation can proudly display our Ethical Mark, highlighting to consumers that its products are ethical and sustainable. The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Cookers sector have achieved our ethics and sustainability certification.

Want more information? Contact us or complete a rapid initial ethics and sustainability assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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