This movement began in the 1970s among American Reconstructionist Jews, and eco-kashrut or eco-kosher approaches enjoyed a resurgence in the 1990s with the work of Reconstructionist rabbi, author, and activist Arthur Waskow. A third wave of the eco-kashrut or eco-kosher movement began in the mid-2000s, spurred on in part by a series of kosher production facility scandals. -Wiki
There’s a famous story about Rabbi Israel Salanter, founder of the Musar movement, who was asked to certify a matzah factory, and after he inspected it, and saw everything was kosher, they asked for the certification. He said, ‘I will not, because even though everything is kosher, I’ve seen how you treat the women who work here, so I will not certify this factory as kosher.’ So there’s precedent for saying something can be ritually kosher, but it betrays Jewish law and values in other respects.