Campaigns We Support


Last updated: December 2017

 

 

 

Campaigns We Support

 

We actively endorse a number of campaigns. We have worked closely with the campaigns below to provide support and research to help strenghen each overall message. 
 

 The Ethical Consumer team at the Lush Prize Awards 2015. 
 
 

 

The Lush Prize 


The Lush Prize is a collaboration between Ethical Consumer and Lush Cosmetics; a £350,000 annual fund to reward groups or individuals working in the field of cruelty-free scientific research, awareness raising and lobbying.

 

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The Prize combines the research and campaigning skills of Ethical Consumer and the passion and resources of Lush staff and is the biggest prize in the non-animal testing sector. The Prize will continue until all animal testing has been replaced.

 

 

Lush Prize 2017

 

There were 18 winning projects and scientists from 38 countries, sharing £330,000 in prize money.

This year saw the first winner from Chile as well as winners from China and Japan, revealing how campaigns against animal testing, and alternatives to animal use,  are now being taken up in countries without historical support for animal protection.

 

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Find out more about the winners on the Lush Prize website

 

Nominations for the 2018 prize will begin in April.

 

 

 


Stop Funding Hate

 

Stop Funding Hate is a groundbreaking campaign challenging the overt racist content of the Daily Express, Daily Mail and the Sun. The campaign targets companies who regularly advertise in these tabloids.

They are asking supporters to get in touch with companies on social media and put pressure on them to pull advertising with these papers. So far Lego, Body Shop, JOY and Evans Cycles have stopped advertising. 

 

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Our Research

Stop Funding Hate is now working with Ethical Consumer to achieve its strategic long-term goal of creating a publicly accessible database detailing where companies place their ads, which shoppers can then use when choosing who to shop with.

 

 


 



Lush Spring Prize

 

The Lush Spring Prize is a new collaborative project between Lush and Ethical Consumer. It awarded £200,000 to projects around the world that are working towards environmental and social regeneration. 

 

The Lush Spring Prize 2018 from Lush Spring Prize on Vimeo.

 

2017

11 projects from Brazil to Zimbabwe received, between them £200,00 to support their work on environmental and social regeneration. The winners demonstrate the variety of approaches that can be taken to create a more regenerative society: from restoring degraded landscapes to creating platforms that give a voice to marginalised communities. 

Find the full list of winners on the Lush Spring Prize website. 

 
 

 
 

Save Our Bank

  
Ethical Consumer and the Save Our Bank campaign launched a new crowdfunder to set up a Customer Union for Co-op bank customers. The target of £15,000 was smashed in just a few days and is currently at £24,683 with the campaigning running until 15 December 2015. 

The aim of the campaign is to keep the co-op bank ethical and return it to mutual ownership at the earliest possible opportunity.

The three aimes for the Customer Union are: 

  • Keeping and pushing forward the bank's ethical policies and campaigning 
  • Building a strong customer voice in how the bank is run
  • Growiing a "co-operative stake" in the bank, and campaigning for its eventual return to majority co-operative ownership


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Palm Oil Campaign

 

Ethical Consumer and the Rainforest Foundation joined forces to respond to the threat facing the Congo rainforest. Palm oil is an ingredient used in thousands of products from chocolate to shampoo. However, the mass production of palm oil is devastating the world's rainforests. 

The aim of the campaign is to encourage consumers to buy best rated products, forcing companies to use more sustainably sourced palm oil. 

We have researched extensively into palm oil to highlight which products contain it and subsequently the best ways to avoid it. 

 

  

Read more about the campaign >  

 


 


Fashion Revolution Transparency Index

 

More transparency equals greater consumer and regulatory accountability in the supply chain.

 

As a result, to track the fashion industry’s problem in this area and progress over time, Fashion Revolution and Ethical Consumer have partnered to publish the first edition of their Fashion Transparency Index which includes 40 of the biggest global fashion brands and ranks companies according to the level of transparency in their supply chain.  

Discover more about the campaign >

 


 



Move Your Money Campaign


Move Your Money is a national campaign to help improve the banking system and ensure it works for us. With the help of Ethical Consumer's report into banks, this campaign has encouraged customers to ditch the top 5 big banks and switch to an ethical alternative. 
 

 


In the past two years it has convinced over 2.4 million to move their money out of the big banks. 

"Real change won’t come from Westminster or the boardroom, but from ordinary people putting their foot down and saying enough is enough." Laura Willoughby MBE, Move your Money

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Learn more about our research behind the campaign. 

 


 

Global BDS Movement

 

Ethical Consumer support the BDS movement which is a global civil society intervention aimed at exerting economic pressure on Irsael, de-legitisming the country as an apartheid state. 

One of the key aspects of the campaign is to ask consumers to boycott products that operate within illegal Israeli settlements. 

For more information see our 'Boycott Israel' page which details more about the movement and lists the top 10 BDS campaign consumer boycott targets. 

 


Video from the BDS Movement explaining the campaign so far. 

 

 

 

 


 

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