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How ethical and sustainable is Stoves? 

Stoves is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Cookers Ethical Ratings Table. Stoves has yet to meet our Ethical Benchmark, but we believe that in the future, the brand will make the necessary changes to function as a more ethical organisation. Stoves might increase consumer trust by applying for Ethical Accreditation, which would include a more complete examination and suggestions for ethical development.

More information on the issues this industry faces may be found in The Good Shopping Guide to eco-friendly cooker brands. Then, in our Cookers Ethical Ratings Table, compare Stoves to other brands.

What does Stoves do?

Stoves was founded in 1920 producing a range of cookers, hobs, hoods and other appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines and wine coolers. Find more about the history and heritage of Stoves here.

Stoves was bought by heating and household appliances manufacturer Glen Dimplex Group in 2000.

For which criteria does Stoves perform poorly? 

Due to the absence of a Code of Conduct, Stoves received a low rating. The brand’s parent company has a Sustainability Report that includes a Net Zero aim and other proof of progress, but no other targets, therefore it obtained a middle rating for the Environmental Report.

As the parent firm was criticised for not paying its employees a decent wage, Stoves also received a middle rating for its treatment of Human Rights issues. Read more about this here.

In what areas does Stoves score well for its ethics?

As the company has no ties to any of the following: Nuclear power, Fossil Fuels, Animal Welfare, Armaments, Political Donations, or Public Record Complaints, Stoves obtains a good rating.

How can Stoves improve its Ethical Rating?

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.

Stoves might apply for Ethical Accreditation for more detailed guidance on how to improve.

By publishing a Code of Conduct and a more thorough Environmental Report that contains a number of goals for the brand to aim towards, Stoves may raise its grade and satisfy our fundamental ethical requirements.

Why not check out The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Accreditation if you work for or with a Cooker company that places ethics high on its priority list?

Contact us to learn more, or complete our short form for an initial ethics and sustainability evaluation.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Code of Conduct


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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