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How ethical and sustainable is Siemens? 

Siemens is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Dishwasher Ethical Ratings Table. Siemens has not yet met our ethical standards, but we expect that it will in the future and that it will begin conducting business more morally. By pursuing Ethical Accreditation, which entails a more thorough investigation and suggestions for ethical development, Siemens may be able to boost customer confidence.

What does Siemens do?

In 1847, Werner Von Siemens of Germany invented the pointer telegraph, which resulted in the establishment of Siemens. The company specialises in electrical installation solutions and sells household equipment like ovens, coffee machines, and dishwashers. The brand offers a wide range of products.

For which criteria does Siemens perform poorly? 

Siemens received negative feedback for its stance on human rights and support of politics. Hundreds of workers at Siemens’ parent company, Robert Bosch, demonstrated against the closure of a factory because it would cost Germany 1,000 jobs by 2025.

Past Criticisms of Siemens’s ethical record

The criticism of Siemens stems from its parent firm. On the Corporate Information Transparency Index, which rates a company’s supply chain operations, Robert Bosch obtained a low rating. After consenting to a $25 million settlement in a case involving allegations of complicity in the diesel emissions problems, Bosch also came under pressure.

In what areas does Siemens score well for its ethics?

High marks are given to Siemens’ environmental report. The sustainability report Bosch created outlines goals for carbon emissions, water usage, and renewable energy sources and evaluates how well these goals are being accomplished. The requirements of The Good Shopping Guide are met by Bosch’s strict Code of Conduct, It states that working hours and child labour must adhere to ILO standards, which are more stringent than the laws of many countries. The business receives high grades for its views on Nuclear issues, Armaments and Animal Welfare.

How can Siemens improve its ethical rating?

Siemens may improve its rating and meet our core ethical standards by stopping all political donations and reexamining how it treats its employees.

The Ethical rating of a brand is divided into three categories by The Good Shopping Guide: the Environment, People and Animals. Find out more about how we rate.

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 within the Ethical Dishwashers sector have been awarded with our ethical certification.

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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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