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Quick Company Profiles

 

Not a subscriber? (You can start a 30 day trial here). We've chosen some well-known corporates to give you an idea what subscribers can see, such as:

  • the other brands they own 
  • boycott calls against them
  • best buy status
  • key ethical issues
  • overall ethical product rating

 

Adidas

adidas corporate profile

 

Adidas sells sports shoes, apparel and equipment.

It is the no.2 manufacturer of sporting goods behind Nike, has an annual turnover of $17.92 billion and is present in 170 countries.

Average product rating 6/20.

Read the company profile for Adidas


   

Apple

adidas corporate profile

 

Apple has long been the target of a number of campaigns due to the workers' rights issues at its supplier factories.

But the mutli-billion pound computing giant has also been found wanting in other areas.

Average product rating 6/20.

Read the company profile for Apple


   

L'Oreal

adidas corporate profile

 

L'Oreal is the world's largest beauty products company. 

The company controversially bought ethical cosmetics pioneer, the Body Shop and its 2,550 stores worldwide.

Average product rating 4.5/20.

Read the company profile for L'Oreal


   

Nestle

adidas corporate profile

 

Nestle are know for producing a variety of sweets, drinks and cereals.

They are also known for being the target of the world's longest running boycott.

Average product rating 1.5/20.

Read the company profile for Nestle


   

Nike

adidas corporate profile

 

Nike is the world's #1 maker of athletic footwear and apparel.

The company has been the target of numerous campaigns but how successful have these been?

Average product rating 6.5/20.

Read the company profile for Nike


   

Primark

adidas corporate profile

 

High street clothes retailer Primark, which is owned by Associated British Foods, is always in and out of the news.

Every year we hear stories of abuse at supplier factories, usually on the Indian sub continent.

Average product rating 2.5/20.

Read the company profile for Primark


   

Procter and Gamble

adidas corporate profile

 

From Duracell batteries to Head and Shoulders shampoo, Procter and Gamble sells products through over 50 different brand names in 180 countries.

Do its ethics match its reach?

Average product rating 0.5/20.

Read the company profile for Procter and Gamble


   

Starbucks

adidas corporate profile

 

The coffee shop giant had tried to clean up its image introducing fair trade coffee to its stores. However it recently became embroiled in a new scandal over its tax avoidance with campaign group UKUncut carrying out a coordinated campaign against them.

Average product rating 6.5/20.

Read the company profile for Starbucks


   

Unilever

adidas corporate profile

 

Unilever is a huge company making everything from processed foods to laundry detergent. 

In addition Unilever also operates tea and palm oil plantations.

Average product rating 3.5/20.

Read the company profile for Unilever


   

 

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