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Is Sharp an ethical televisions brand?

Within the Ethical Televisions sector, Sharp unfortunately receives a below benchmark score and cannot yet be classed as one of The Good Shopping Guide’s ethical TV brands.
We still encourage Sharp to apply for Ethical Accreditation even though it has not yet met our minimum Ethical Benchmark. The Good Shopping Guide would provide Sharp with a thorough evaluation and some suggestions on how it can raise its rating.

To find out how other brands within the Ethical Televisions sector compare against Sharp, you can visit the Televisions 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 encourages all brands to follow the example set by our top rated brands and adopt more ethical practices before applying for Ethical Accreditation.

What does Sharp receive a top rating for?

Sharp receives a top rating for The Good Shopping Guide’s Environmental Report category.

On its website, it has a recent Sustainability Report which includes targets on reducing carbon emissions, waste and resource extraction.

Sharp also receives a top score for our Nuclear Power and Animal Welfare categories due to a lack of negative records.

What does Sharp receive a bottom rating for?

Unfortunately, Sharp receives a bottom rating under our Human Rights category. Sharp receives this bottom rating due to a number of criticisms being attributed to its parent company Foxconn. These include a whistle-blower who brought attention to their illegal working conditions being tortured and jailed.

What can Sharp do to improve its score? 

Sharp’s below benchmark score within The Good Shopping Guide is the result of a calculation of multiple ethical criteria.

If Sharp were to work on its bottom score for Human Rights, it could see its placement on the Televisions Ethical Ratings Table rise.

Even though it currently has a below benchmark score, The Good Shopping Guide still encourages Sharp to get in touch and apply for Ethical Accreditation. That way we can offer it some guidance on how to improve and become one of our most ethical TV brands.

Could your Televisions brand benefit from Ethical Accreditation? The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables can show you which other brands within the Ethical Televisions sector have received our ethics and sustainability certification. If you have any questions about Ethical Accreditation, please get in touch with us. You can also submit a form for a free initial ethical assessment.

Ethical performance in category


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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


  • Human Rights+



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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