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How ethical and sustainable is Siemens? 

Siemens is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Fridge-Freezers Ethical Ratings Table. Although Siemens has not yet complied with our ethical criteria, we hope that it will do so in the future and start conducting business more morally. Siemens may be able to increase customer confidence by pursuing Ethical Accreditation, which involves a more complete examination and recommendations for ethical development.

What does Siemens do?

Werner Von Siemens created the pointer telegraph in Germany in 1847, which led to the founding of Siemens. The company provides home appliances like ovens, coffee makers, and dishwashers and specialises on electrical installation solutions. The brand’s product line is broadly diverse.

For which criteria does Siemens perform poorly? 

Siemens got a bad review for its support of politics and stance on human rights. Thousands of Robert Bosch, the parent company of Siemens, employees protested against the closing of a factory because it could result in the loss of 1,000 jobs in Germany by 2025.

Past Criticisms of Siemens’s ethical record

Bosch came under fire after agreeing to a $25 million settlement in a case involving accusations of involvement in the diesel emissions problems.

In what areas does Siemens score well for its ethics?

The environmental report from Siemens receives a high score The sustainability report Bosch produced outlines objectives for water usage, renewable energy sources, and carbon emissions and assesses how well these objectives are being met. The requirements of The Good Shopping Guide are met by Bosch’s strict Code of Conduct, which stipulates that working hours and child labour should correspond to ILO conventions, which are stricter than many nations’ legislation. 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 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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