Boycotts List

 Last Updated: 17th October 2014

 

 

Ethical Consumer list of consumer boycotts

The most comprehensive English language list of progressive boycotts, with links to campaigns, alternative products and more information about companies and brands. Boycotts are one of the four types of ethical buying

If your boycott isn't listed please email the news editor with any relevant information (inclusion does not consititute an endorsement by Ethical Consumer)

  


Boycotts A-Z Jump Menu

A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / K / L / M / N / O / P / Q / R / S / T / U / V / W / X / Y / Z 


  

Adidas

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: Viva

Boycott call from Viva for using kangaroo skin to make some types of football boots.

In October 2011 Viva! announced that unconfirmed reports in the leather trade press suggested that Adidas has ceased using kangaroo skin in any of its products. Stephen Tully from Agforce, an Australian industry body, said: "Traditionally shooters had a fall-back market of shooting for skins but Mr Newton said that market was no longer viable after major manufacturers such as Adidas moved away from using kangaroo leather in response to public pressure from animal rights activists."


Viva!'s founder and director, Juliet Gellatley said, "The slaughter of kangaroos is carried out by a country with the world's worst record for species extinction. We have harried and opposed the Australian killing industry for more than a decade with considerable success. This latest move away from kangaroo leather is because Viva! has tarnished Adidas' image and therefore their profitability."

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Adidas AG

Company Profile (free to view):Adidas AG

Related Product Guides: sportswear and sportswear trainers.

 

 

Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories

 

Category: Politics

Called by: CODEPINK

CODEPINK, the US women's anti-war movement, has launched the 'Stolen Beauty' campaign targeting Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories for its involvement in the occupied territories.

  • Pressured Oxfam into suspending actress and Ahava spokes model Kristen Davis from publicity work as an Oxfam Goodwill Ambassador for the duration of her contract with Ahava.
  • Regular bi-weekly protests in London have resulted in the flagship Ahava store losing it's lease. A number of small independent stores have dropped Ahava from inventory – among them the gift shop at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C.and the U.N. Commissary in Vienna.
  • Ahava's labeling practices have been scrutinised by officials in England, the Netherlands, France, and most recently in South Africa.
  • 10,000 pledges to boycott Ahava
  •  

 

Air France
 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: PETA

Air France is the only major airline that continues to ship monkeys to laboratories for experimentation. Primates transported by Air France are frequently be taken from the wild, and were transported on journeys that could last for more than 30 hours. Once transported, the primates experience only darkened. According to PETA: 'Primates in laboratories were routinely mutilated, poisoned, deprived of food and water, forcibly immobilized in restraint devices, infected with painful and deadly diseases, and psychologically tormented...Primates suffer from the long and gruelling transport in the cargo holds of planes and in the backs of trucks'. 

It was reported that 90 percent of drugs tested on animals failed in human trials, making primate transportation for experimentation unnecessarily cruel.

Due to Consumer pressure, other major airlines, including United, Air China, Delta, and American were reported to have stopped transporting primates for use in experiments. 

PETA was urging consumers to boycott Air France until the company changed its policy on transporting primates.

 

 

Alaska

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: Friends of Animals

The animal rights group Friends of Animals has announced a boycott of traveling to Alaska because of the Alaskan Government's decision to allow wolf hunting.

 

 

Amazon

 

Category: Tax Avoidance

Called by: Ethical Consumer

We have called a boycott of Amazon over their outrageous tax avoidance.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Amazon Inc

 

 

Asda / Wal-mart

 

Category: Supply Chain

Called by: Organic Consumers Association

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) are calling on people to boycott Wal-Mart and support commerce that was organic, local, fair trade and fair made

Boycott Profile Page: ASDA / Wal Mart

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): ASDA Group Ltd and Walmart Stores Inc

 

 


 

Bacardi

 

Category: Poltical

Called by: Rock around the Blockade.

Bacardi is on the list for continuing to use its Cuban origins in its marketing despite being active in anti-Cuba lobby groups in the US.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Bacardi & Company Ltd

Related Product Guides: Gin, Rum and Whisky.

 

 

Barclays

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

This bank is subject to a boycott call by Ethical Consumer for its involvement in destruction of the the Canadian Oil Sands.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank PLC.

Related Product Guides: Current Bank Accounts and Saving Bank Accounts

 

 

Bluefin Tuna

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Greenpeace

According to Greenpeace, Bluefin tuna is an endangered species could soon be extinct. Despite this it is still being served in sushi restaurants in the UK. For more information see the .

Related Product Guides: Tinned Tuna.

 

 

Boots

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: Naturewatch

The company is listed in the 11th edition of Naturewatch's Compassionate Shopping Guide as a company to avoid.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Boots UK Ltd, Alliance Boots GmbH, KKR & Co. L.P. and Walgreen Co

Related Product Guides: Baby Food, Deodorant, Make Up, Shampoo, Shaving Foam, Shower Gel, Skincare, Soap, Sunscreens, Toothpaste and Vitamins.

 

 

Botswana

 

Category: Human Rights

Called by: Survival International

Survival International have called a travel boycott of Botswana due to the treatment of indigenous communities. Bushmen were illegally evicted from their land to make way for diamond mining.

 

 

BP

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Boycott BP

The company has come in for a boycott call thanks to one of the worst environmental disasters ever to befall the United states, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP are also accused of large scale UK tax avoidance.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): BP PLC

Related Product Guides: Petrol & Diesel and Solar Panels

 

 

British Heart Foundation

 

Category: Animal Testing

Called by: PETA

Is on the list for conducting animal testing in order to find out about a human condition. The boycott is called by PETA whose British Heartless Foundation website contains a list of health charities which do not test on animals.

 

 

Burberry

 

Category: Animal Testing

Called by: PETA

Peta are calling for a boycott of Burberry over its use of fur. See www.bloodyburberry.com for more information.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Bruberry Group PLC

Related Product Guides: Designer Clothing.

 

 


 

 

Cadbury

 

Category: Political

Called by: Methodist Tax Justice Network

Campaign say they are boycotting Cadbury "until we see evidence that Cadbury are paying tax commensurate with their sales in all countries in which they operate, we will refuse to buy from a company who avoid making their appropriate contributions to wider society."

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Cadbury PLC

Related Product Guides: Chocolate bars

 

 

Canada

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: PETA, Respect for Animals, Humane Society of the USA and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Respect for Animals has called a boycott of Canada due to the government-subsidised slaughter of nearly one million seals over the last three years.

Humane Society of the USA and IFAW are also calling for a boycott of Canadian fish and seafood, as exports to the UK earn five times more for Canada than the landed seal hunt in Newfoundland.

There is now also boycott specifically directed at Canadian maple syrup lead by PETA.

Respect for Animals say that the boycott of Canadian seafood is having a big impact. Since it came into effect, the value of snow crab exports from Canada to the US has fallen by roughly $200 million a year.

 

 

Canadian Farmed Salmon

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Salmon feed lot boycott

Campaigners say the industry is posing a massive risk to the environment surrounding the fisheries.

Organisers of the boycott say that with no barriers around farms to protect the surrounding area, pollution and water-borne diseases contaminate the ocean environment. The campaign website says that the intensive livestock sea-based enclosures can contain up to a million fish.

These fish are fed colourants to turn their grey flesh pink and given antibiotics and de-lousing drugs to fight disease and parasites. These inevitably leak into the surrounding environment. In addition, disposal of manure is non-existent and it simply pours into coastal fishing grounds.

 

 

Caterpillar

 

Category: Political, Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer, War on Want

Subject to a boycott call from Ethical Consumer for involvement in the exploitation of the Canadian oil sands.

War on Want have called for a boycott of Caterpillar for selling bulldozers to Israel in full knowledge that they will be armoured and used to destroy Palestinian homes, infrastructure and agriculture in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

"One of the great strengths of the Caterpillar campaign is that it has given ordinary people the chance to be personally involved in the fight for Palestinian rights. It is easy to feel overwhelmed by such an intractable situation as Palestine, but Caterpillar is a known high street brand that is directly involved in the Israeli Occupation, so people had an instant connection. The campaign also developed its own life, with people inventing their own forms of action completely independent of anything we had suggested. And the results were amazing, including the Church of England's decision to divest its £2.2 million holding in Caterpillar after we had successfully lobbied the General Synod to do so. The campaign continues, including legal action in Israel itself, and many other brands have now been targeted for boycott, divestment and sanctions. Caterpillar was a great test case for the broader movement."

 

 

Chevron Texaco

 

Category: Political, Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer, Chevron Toxico and Avaaz.org

Chevron Toxico boycott call for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste in the Ecuadorian Amazon and failing to clean it up.
Avaaz.org are also calling for a global boycott of Chevron and all its subsidiaries over its involvement with Burma.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Chevron Texaco Corporation

Related Product Guides: Petrol & Diesel

 

 

China

 

Category: Political, Human Rights

Called by: Boycottmadeinchina

Boycottmadeinchina have called a boycott of the country for its continued human rights abuses and for its occupation of Tibet.

 

 

Coca-Cola

 

Category: Political, Environment, Human Rights

Called by: Colombia Solidarity Campaign, and the India Resource Centre.

Boycott Profile Page: Coca Cola boycott profile page.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): The Coca-Cola Company

Related Product Guides: Soft drinks

 


 

 

EDF Energy

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Kick Nuclear

Kick Nuclear have called a boycott of EDF for its involvement in the planned building of a new generation of nuclear power stations across the UK.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): EDF Energy PLC and Electricité de France (EDF)

Related Product Guides: Gas suppliers and Electricity Suppliers

 

 

English Dairy Products

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: Viva!

Viva! are calling for people to boycott English dairy products in light of the High Court decision to allow two trial 'culls' of badgers to go ahead in England later this year in an effort to curtail the spread of bovine TB. Badgers will be trapped, caged and then shot, despite contradictory evidence on the effectiveness of such action.

Related Product Guides: Milk

 

 

Escada

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: The Campaign Against the Fur Trade

The Campaign Against the Fur Trade are calling for a boycott of fashion group Escada for using fur products.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Wella AG, Procter & Gamble and Procter & Gamble

Boycott Profile Page (parent company): Procter & Gamble

Related Product Guides: Perfume & Afterhsave

 

 


 

G4S
 

Category: Political

Called by: BDS

The company is under a boycott call for its involvement in the illegal Israeli occupation and continued oppression of Palestinian people.

G4S has provided a range of security equipment and services to Israeli checkpoints, police, illegal Israeli settlements and prisons within the occupied territories and Israel. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions website (BDS) reported that G4S had supplied services to two Israeli prisons known to detain Palestinian political prisoners, and have linked the company to detention centres criticised by human rights organisations for the “systemic torture and ill treatment of Palestinian prisoners, including child prisoners”.

Related feature: Is that what you call good service?

 

 

 

Gecko's Adventures

 

Category: Political

Called by: Burma Campaign UK

Burma Campaign UK call for a boycott of Gecko's Adventures as they offer package tours to Burma.

 


 

H&M

 

Category: Political

Called by: The Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions National Committee (BNC)

The BNC has called for a boycott of Swedish fashion giant H&M in response to the opening of its second store in Israel.  The store is in Malha, a village in Jerusalem that activists say was ethnically cleansed during the Nakba – the 'catastrophe' that accompanied the creation of the Israeli state in 1948.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB.

Related Product Guides: High Street Clothes and Baby Clothes.

 

 

Harrods

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: the Campaign Against the Fur Trade

When contacted by Ethical Consumer in May 2008 the Campaign Against the Fur Trade stated that were calling for a boycott of Harrods, the last department store in the UK to stock fur products.

 

 

Hitachi

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

This company subject to a boycott call from Ethical Consumer for involvement in Canadian oil sands.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Hitachi Ltd and Hitachi Maxwell

Related Product Guides: Hi Fi Systems, LCD Televisions, MP3 and MP4 Players, Set Top Boxes

 

 

HSBC

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

This company subject to a boycott call from Ethical Consumer for involvement in Canadian oil sands. Also see our ethical profile of the Big 5 Banks for information about tax avasion, environmental destruction and human rights abuses relating to HSBC.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): HSBC Bank PLC and HSBC Holdings Plc

Related Product Guides: Current Bank Accounts, Saving Bank Accounts, Child Trust Funds, Ethical Investment Funds, Mortgages

 

 

Hyatt Hotels

 

Category: Workers Rights

Called by: hyatthurts.org

A coalition of feminist, labour and equality activists are calling for the boycott of hotel chain Hyatt over the treatment of workers. Campaigners say “Hyatt has abused housekeepers and other hotel workers, replacing long-time employees with minimum wage temporary workers and imposing dangerous workloads on those who remain.

 


 

 

Intercontinental Hotels

 

Category: Human rights

Called by: freetibet.org

Free Tibet and other international groups have launched a global boycott targeting the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), owner of Holiday Inn, over its plan to open a hotel in Lhasa, the capital of occupied Tibet.

 

 

Israel

 

Category: Political, Human Rights

Called by: Various

This country is under several boycott calls for following 'decades of refusal to abide by UN resolutions, International Humanitarian law and the Fourth Geneva Convention.'

Boycott Profile Page: Israel Boycotts.

 

 


 

Japan

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Japan is under a boycott call from IFAW due to whale hunting for "scientific" reasons in a protected whale sanctuary around Antartica.See the Boycott Japan Facebook group for more information or sign the petition.

 

 

Joseph Ltd

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: Campaign Against the Fur Trade

This company is under a boycott call from Campaign Against the Fur Trade for selling coats and other products made from animal fur and boots made from rabbit fur.

 

 

Junckers

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Environmental Investigation Agency

Junckers is on the boycott list due to selling Indonesian merbau flooring despite confirming that it is of unknown source. Without guarantees of the wood's origin, it's likely that merbau wood flooring could have come from Indonesia's last remaining rainforests.

Related Product Guides: Carpet & Flooring

 


 

Kahrs

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Environmental Investigation Agency

Kahrs is on the boycott list due to selling Indonesian merbau flooring despite confirming that it is of unknown source. Without guarantees of the wood's origin, it's likely that merbau wood flooring could have come from Indonesia's last remaining rainforests.

Related Product Guides: Carpet & Flooring

 

 

Kentucky Fried Chicken

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: PETA

PETA has called a boycott of KFC for animal welfare reasons. They say suppliers cram birds into huge waste-filled factories, breed and drug them to grow so large that they can't even walk, and often break their wings and legs. At slaughter, the birds' throats are slit and they are dropped into tanks of scalding-hot water—often while they are still conscious.

 

 

Kellogg's

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Organic Consumers Association

For using sugar from genetically engineered sugar beets in its products.

To see how they rate and for alternatives see Ethical Consumer's free Buyers' Guide to cereal.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Kellogg Company and W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Related Product Guides: Breakfast Cereals and Cereal Bars

 

 

Kurt Geiger

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: Campaign Against the Fur Trade

For selling boots made from rabbit fur.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Kurt Geiger and The Jones Group

Related Product Guides: Shoes

 


 

LG

 

Category: Environment

Called by: SAVE RAPU-RAPU

This company group is under a boycott call for their involvement in a mining project in Rapu-Rapu.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): LG Corp

Related Product Guides: Desktop Computers, Laptops & Notebooks, Tablets, DVD Players, Fridge Freezers, LCD Televisions, Microwave Ovens, Mobile Phones, Washing Machines

 

 

Liberty Apparel

 

Category: Worker Rights

Called by: National Mobilisation Against Sweatshops and Chinese Staff and Workers Association

The Ain't I A Woman campaign to hold the clothing company accountable for sweatshop conditions in its suppliers' factories.

Related Product Guides: High Street Clothes Shops

 

 

Liebherr Fridges

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

Subject to a boycott call from Ethical Consumer for its involvement in Canadian oil sands.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Kurt Geiger and Liebherr-International AG

Related Product Guides: Fridge Freezers

 

 

L'Oreal (including Body Shop)

 

Category: Animal Testing

Called by: Naturewatch

Naturewatch has a long-standing boycott of L'Oreal due to its continued use of animal testing for cosmetics. The French multinational uses ingredients that have been tested on animals, despite public statements to the contrary. It has also been criticised for lobbying against an EU ban on animal testing for cosmetics.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): L'Oreal, Nestle SA and Liliane Bettencourt

Company Profile (free to view):L'Oreal

Related Product Guides: Make Up, Shampoo, Skincare, Shaving Foam

 

 

LV=

 

Category: Arms & Military Supply

Called by: Shut Down H&K

The campaign 'Shut Down H&K' is calling for a boycott of financial services mutual LV= (formerly know as London Victoria). Activists discovered that LV= owns a small business park on an industrial estate in Nottingham which is home to Heckler & Kochs' UK head office.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society

Related Product Guides: Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Pet Insurance, Travel Insurance

 

 

Lycra

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

Subject to a boycott call from Ethical Consumer for its involvement in Canadian oil sands.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Koch Industries Inc

 


 

Mauritius

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: Gateway to Hell

The Gateway to Hell campaign is calling a boycott of Mauritius over its complicity in the live export of primates.

 

 

Motorola

 

Category: Arms & Military Supply, Political

Called by: New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel

The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel has called for a boycott of Motorola over the firm's business dealings with the Israel Defense Forces.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Motorola Inc

Related Product Guides: Mobile Phone Handsets

 


 

Nestlé

 

Category: Irresponsible Marketing

Called by: Baby Milk Action

Baby Milk Action has called a boycott of Nestle for its irresponsible marketing of baby milk formula which infringes the International Code of Marketing of Breast milk Substitutes. Also criticised for use of Palm Oil and not labelling GM ingredients.

Boycott Profile Page: Nestlé

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Nestlé SA, Nestlé UK Ltd, General Mills Inc

Company Profile (free to view):Nestlé

Related Product Guides: Breakfast Cereal, Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Boxes, Dairy Ice Cream

 

 

Nikon


Category: Animal rights

Called by: Viva

Nikon is subject to a boycott call from campaign group Viva! over its promotion of bloodsports. Viva! have accused the company of hypocrisy for promoting cameras to wildlife photographers while at the same time selling sights for hunting rifles.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Nikon

Related Product Guides: Digial Cameras

 

 

Nokia Siemens

 

Category: Arms & Military Supply, Human Rights

Called by: Boycott Nokia Seimens

The company provided the Iranian regime with a "monitoring center" that enables security forces to tap cell phones, scramble text-messages, and interrupt calls. Nokia's new surveillance system has enhanced the regime's ability to crack down on dissent during recent protests. See the pledge page or Facebook group for information.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Nestlé SA, Nestlé UK Ltd, General Mills Inc

Related Product Guides: Bread Making Machines, Coffee Makers, Dishwashers, Electric Irons, Fridge Freezers, Games Consoles, Gas & Electric Cookers, Gas & Electric Kettles, LCD Televisions, Microwave Ovens, MP3 Players, Mobile Phones, Set Top Boxes, Toasters, Washing Machines

 


 

Procter and Gamble

 

Category: Animal Testing

Called by:

This company is on the list for its continued use of animal testing for cosmetics, household products and pet food. See the Proctor and Gamble boycott profile.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Procter & Gamble

Company Profile (free to view):Procter & Gamble

Boycott Profile Page: Procter & Gamble

Related Product Guides: CLEANING PRODUCTS SPECIAL REPORT, COSMETICS SPECIAL REPORT, Cat Food, Dog Food, Disposable Nappies, Coffee Makers, Food Processors, Gas & Electric Kettles, Razors & Shavers, Toasters

 


 

Royal Bank of Scotland

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

For its involvement in the Canadian oil sands. RBS and it's many subsidiaries also feature prominently in many of our other reports and campaigns. It was found by ActionAid to have 1,303 subsidiaries, 31% of which were in tax havens. In 2011 RBS was named by the Ecologist as one the worst banks involved in financing fossil fuel companies, supporting drilling both in Greenland and the DRC. The Bank’s involvement in the Madagascar tar-sands project has also been criticised. It gave more than £300 million in corporate loans to energy giant Total to explore the region.

BankTrack’s ‘Bankrolling Climate Change’ report put the Royal Bank of Scotland as number seven on a list of the top 20 banks which had been financing coal-fired electricity and coal mining since 2005, having provided €10.946 billion of such finance over this period. In May 2010 the report 'Nuclear Banks – No Thanks’ listed RBS as having provided €8.576 billion of finance to this sector between 2000 and 2009 – the sixth highest amount of all banking groups. The bank also has shareholdings in a number of arms companies including BAE Systems, Rolls Royce, QinetiQ, VT Group, Babcock, Ultra Electronic and Chemring.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Royal Bank of Scotland, RBS Insurance

Related Product Guides: BANKING INDUSTRY SPECIAL REPORT, INSURANCE INDUSTRY SPECIAL REPORT, Current Bank Accounts, Saving Bank Accounts, Child Trust Funds, Ethical Investment Funds, Mortgages

 


 

Shell

 

Category: Human Rights

Called by: MOSOP-UK and Essential Action

Boycotts of Shell over their activities in the Niger Delta.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Royal Dutch Shell

Related Product Guides: Petrol & Diesel

 

 

Sodastream


Category: Human rights

Called by: Palestinian Solidarity Campaign

The company is based in an illegal Israeli settlement in violation of international law.
Campaigners say the company is complicit in, and profits from, the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.

 

 

Starbucks

 

Category: Worker Rights

Called by: Industrial Workers of the World and Organic Consumer's Association

Starbucks is under a boycott call from the Industrial Workers of the World and US Organic Consumer's Association over its treatment of Ethiopian coffee farmers. Also heavily criticised by Ethical Consumer over corporate tax avoidance.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Starbucks Corporation

Company Profile (free to view):Starbucks

Related Product Guides: Coffee Shops

 

 

Superdrug

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

Cheung Kong Holdings also have shares in oil giant Hutchinson Whampoa. Superdurg therefore also appear on the Tar Sands boycott list.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Superdrug Stores Plc, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, A.S. Watson & Company Limited

Related Product Guides: Cold Remedies, Make Up, Shampoo, Shaving Foam, Shower Gel, Skincare, Soap, Sunscreens, Toothpaste and Mobile Handsets

 


 

Target

 

Category: Human Rights

Called by: Moveon.org

US retailer Target has become the subject of a boycott by gay rights campaigners Moveon.org, after it was revealed the company donated funds to a lobby group that supports Republican Senator Tom Emmer, a fervent supporter of anti-gay legislation. See the Facebook page here

 

 

Tarkett

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Environmental Investigation Agency

This company is on the list for refusing to provide evidence to prove the legal source of their merbau flooring. Without guarantees of the wood's origin, it's likely that merbau wood flooring could have come from Indonesia's last remaining rainforests.

Related Product Guides: Carpet & Flooring

 

 

Tesco

 

Category: Animal Welfare

Called by: Care for the Wild International

Tesco is under a boycott call from Care for the Wild International due to the sale of live turtles, tortoises and frogs in their Chinese stores. Criticism of Tesco also features prominently in many other areas including tax avoidance, food labelling, use of palm oil, supply chains.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Tesco Plc, Tesco Personal Finance Ltd, Tesco Stores Limited, Tesco Underwriting Ltd

Boycott Profile Page: Tesco Boycott.

Related Product Guides: Supermarkets, Furniture Shops, Garden Furniture, High Street Clothes Shops, Mobile Networks, Mobile Handsets Home Phone Providers, Baking Flour, Bananas, Biscuits, Bottled Water, Cat Food, Chocolate Bars, Chocolate Boxes, Disposable Nappies, Cold Remedies, Dog Food, Flowers, Fruit Juice, Milk, Nuts, Razors & Shavers, Rice, Squash & Cordial, Tinned Tuna, Wine, School Uniforms, Current Bank Accounts, Saving Bank Accounts, Child Trust Funds, Ethical Investment Funds, Mortgages, Car Insurance, Home Insurance, Pet Insurance, Travel Insurance

 

 

Three Mobile

 

Category: Environment

Called by: Ethical Consumer

Three mobile is also on Ethical Consumers boycott list for its involvement in the Canadian oil sands.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Hutchison 3G UK Limited, Cheung Kong (Holdings) Ltd, Hutchison Whampoa Ltd

Related Product Guides: Mobile Phone Networks

 

 

Total

 

Category: Political

Called by: Avaaz.org

Avaaz.org is calling for a global boycott of Total and all its subsidiaries over its involvement with Burma.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): total SA

Related Product Guides: Petrol & Diesel

 

 

 

Tate and Lyle

 

Category: Human rights

Called by: Clean Sugar Campaign

Human rights campaigners in Asia are calling for a boycott of sugar company Tate & Lyle over land rights abuses in Cambodia. Activists say that sugar produced on land confiscated by the Cambodian government and handed over to plantation owners is being sold by Tate & Lyle in the UK, Europe and US.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Tate and Lyle

Related Product Guides: Sugar

 


 

Unilever

 

Category: Animal Testing

Called by: Naturewatch

The Naturewatch Compassionate Shopping Guide 12th Edition 2010 listed Unilever as a company that was not endorsed by Naturewatch. It did not endorse Unilever as the company was unable to demonstrate a fixed cut off date for its animal testing policy.

Detailed Company Profile (subscribers only): Unilever, Unilever PLC, Unilever UK Foods, Ltd, Unilever NV, Stichting Administratiekantoor Unilever N.V.

Company Profile (free to view):Unilever

Boycott Profile Page: Unilever

Related Product Guides: CLEANING PRODUCTS SPECIAL REPORT, COSMETICS SPECIAL REPORT, Biscuits, Cooking Oil, Dairy Ice Cream, Herbal & Rooibos Teas, Ground Coffee, Instant Coffee, Mayonnaise & Salad Cream, Pasta, Pasta Sauce, Pickles & Relish, Shampoo, Shaving Foam,Toothpaste, Washing Powder

 


 

Veolia

 

Category: Political, Human Rights

Called by: BIG Campaign

Veolia is under a boycott call from the BIG campaign as "the company is directly implicated in the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory and is playing a key role in Israel's attempt to make its annexation of the Palestinian territory of east Jerusalem irreversible."

One of the company's subsidiaries was a 'leading partner' in the CityPass consortium, which was contracted to build a light rail tramway system linking west Jerusalem to illegal Jewish settlements in occupied east Jerusalem. Veolia was responsible for the operation of the system.

Veolia lost a contract worth 3.5 billion Euros from the Stockholm Community Council for its involvement in the Israel light rail project. See page 16 for more on the Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions campaign against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

 


 

West Country Dairy products

 

Category: Animal Rights

Called by: RSPCA

RSPCA chief executive called for a boycott of dairy produce from Gloucestershire and Somerset, the areas where a badger cull will begin.

Related Product Guides: DAIRY INDUSTRY SPECIAL REPORT

 

Ethical made easy

Detailed ethical ratings for over 40,000 companies, brands and products, plus Ethical Consumer magazine.

30 day trial subscription - find out more