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How ethical is Tefal?

Tefal is included in The Good Shopping Guide’s Kettles Ethical Ratings Table. In our Ratings Table, the brand obtains a satisfactory Good Shopping Guide ethical score and thereby passes our ethical criteria as a good ethical brand. We encourage other Kettle companies to follow Tefal’s lead and implement more ethical rules and procedures.

Are you interested in seeing how Tefal rates against other brands within the Ethical Kettles Sector? Visit the Kettles Ethical Ratings Table. From The Good Shopping Guide’s Ratings Tables, you can learn more about the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled.

What does Tefal do?

Tefal was founded in 1956 when Marc Gregoire took his wife’s advice and coated her pans with Teflon, they found that this worked astoundingly and began the production of non-stick frying pans as a way to revolutionise the way people cooked. Tefal is sold in more than 120 countries worldwide and produces a large range of cookware including Kettles, pressure cookers, scales and even branching out into homeware such as Irons. The cookware brand is owned by Groupe SEB.

In what areas does Tefal perform well? 

Tefal performs well in many areas of business. Tefal has a strong responsible purchasing charter which is strong and specifies a maximum of 60 working hours and a minimum of 15 years old to work. The kettle brands Environmental Report earned the brand a top rating as Groupe SE, the brands parent company, released a sustainable development strategy which outlines goals in areas such as recycling, repairability, carbon emissions and packaging. Tefal also received a high score for Political Donations, Armaments, Human Rights concerns, Animal Welfare, Fossil Fuels and Nuclear Power as the brand received no criticism in any of these areas.

How could Tefal rate higher on our Kettles Ethical Ratings Table? 

Tefal is eligible for Ethical Accreditation due to its satisfactory score according to The Good Shopping Guide, this is examined by looking at The Environment, Animals and People within a company and how much the brand considers this. Learn more about how we rate.

Ethical Accreditation boosts customer trust in a brand and serves as a certification for businesses to demonstrate that they meet an ethical standard. Tefal could improve its ethical rating score further by ensuring that its parent company Groupe SEB do not violate the california safe drinking water and toxic enforcement act as they did in 2020.

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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