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Is Vaillant an ethical and sustainable boiler brand?

Owned by the German brand of the same name, Vaillant has an excellent score on The Good Shopping Guide’s Boilers Ethical Ratings Table and reaches our minimum ethical benchmark.

Since Vaillant already has a top score on our Boilers Ethical Ratings Table, it is eligible for Ethical Accreditation.  All Vaillant needs to do is get in touch and apply. Once we receive its application, The Good Shopping Guide will provide Vaillant with the use of our ethical mark.

Would you like to find out how other brands compare against Vaillant within the Ethical Boilers sector? Have a look at The Good Shopping Guide’s Boilers Ethical Ratings Table.  Our Ratings Table can offer you further insight into the criteria that our top-rated brands have fulfilled in order to meet our minimum ethical benchmark.

All brands are encouraged by The Good Shopping Guide to take inspiration from our top-rated brands like Vaillant and introduce more ethical and sustainable practices.

What makes Vaillant such an ethical and sustainable brand?

As a brand with an excellent score, Vaillant receives a top rating in all of our categories. These include Animal Welfare, Political Donations and Human Rights due to a lack of negative records.

However, we are particularly pleased with its top score for our Environmental Report category.

Vaillant has a Sustainability page on its website. The page shares that the company has been ‘climate neutral since 2020’ and contains the target of reducing emissions by a further 50% by 2030.

What can Vaillant do to improve its score? 

Vaillant’s top score within The Good Shopping Guide’s Ethical Boilers sector is the result of an evaluation of a variety of ethical criteria.

As Vaillant already reaches The Good Shopping Guide’s minimum ethical benchmark in the Ethical Boilers sector, we encourage it to contact us and apply for Ethical Accreditation. By getting in touch and applying, Vaillant will be offered the use of The Good Shopping Guide ethical mark.

Were you aware that your brand could benefit from Ethical Accreditation? Brands accredited by The Good Shopping Guide can display our ethical mark, showcasing to consumers that it is an ethical and sustainable brand.

If you’re interested in learning more about how to attain Ethical Accreditation, please get in touch with us or complete a Free Initial Assessment form.

Ethical performance in category


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GSG category benchmark


Ethical Rating


  • Environmental Report


  • Nuclear Power


  • Fossil Fuels



  • Animal Welfare



  • Armaments


  • Political Donations


  • Human Rights



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Other Criticisms


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