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Whirlpool or Zanussi? Hoover or Indesit?  Your brand choice could mean the difference between supporting an ethical company or one involved in the arms industry, pollution and workers-rights violations.

We are pleased to announce some major updates to the white goods sections in The Good Shopping Guide, which uncovers the Good, the Bad and the Ugly when it comes to the ethics of the companies behind the brands.

Most households have a range of white goods – from fridge freezers through to washing machines, but careful consideration should be given to the choices we make when buying new products like – not only from an ethical standpoint but also to the environmental cost which can be long-lasting.

A number of large companies dominate this sector, under a plethora of different brand names, but some well-known names score much better than others when it comes to ethics.

See the following sections for the best and worst performing companies when it comes to ethics, plus read more in each section about the environmental issues to consider: CookersDishwashers (NEW), Fridges & Freezers and Washing Machines.

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