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How ethical is Wesleyan?

Wesleyan is a brand of pension providers, reviewed and researched for its ethics and sustainable business practices by The Good Shopping Guide.  The brand receives an excellent Good Shopping Guide Ethical Score in our Ethical Pensions Ratings Table and therefore passes our Ethical Benchmark as a good brand, with evidence of consideration for the Environment, People, and Animals. However, the brand is yet to be Ethically Accredited.

What does Wesleyan do?

The Wesleyan Provident Assurance Society was established on April 23, 1841, in a small room next to the church on Cherry Street by Birmingham’s Wesleyan Methodist Church.

At the height of the Industrial Revolution, the Society’s mission was to assist Birmingham industry workers in setting aside money for unexpected medical bills and burial costs. August 27, 1841, saw the collection of the first premium. They offered life insurance and annuities even back then, collecting a few pence each week to aid with medical and burial costs.

In what areas does Wesleyan perform well?

The brand received a top rating in all of our assessment areas such as Environmental Reports, Political Donations, and Irresponsible Lending. The exception to its great Ethical Score is that the brand is yet to be Ethically Accredited. Get more information about our ratings and research on our methodology page.

How could Wesleyan rate higher on our Ethical Pension Ratings Tables?

Due to its high ranking, Wesleyan is eligible for Ethical Accreditation from The Good Shopping Guide. To improve its score further, the brand could invest its efforts in obtaining this status.

If your company would benefit from personalised sustainability and ethical business practice consultancy, why not apply for Ethical Accreditation with The Good Shopping Guide and use our prestigious Ethical Mark on your products, packaging, or digital platforms to prove your sustainability and ethical sector leadership to investors and consumers? Get in contact or see our Ethical Accreditation page for more information.

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  • Environmental Report


  • Environmental Destruction


  • Carbon Disclosure & Reduction Targets



  • Irresponsible Lending


  • Political Donations



  • Ethical Accreditation


  • Responsible Investment Policy


  • Other Criticisms


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