Ethical Money - July 2016

ethical finance special report

Your Guide to Personal Carbon Divestment 

This report looks at ethical banks, ethical pensions and ethical investments. Each section shines a light on the unethical practices of the mainstream banking sector as well as offering ethical alternatives. 

Ethical ratings of banks, fossil-free funds, ethical pensions, mutuals and building societies. 

Read the special report on ethical money


Home Appliances - January 2018

Ethical Consumer magazine

Home Appliances

The greenest way to wash, cool and cook. Product guides to fridges & freezers, washing machines, dishwashers, cookers and microwave ovens.

Also Energy Labels, marigold versus dishwasher, gas or electric, are microwaves bad for you? and much much more...

Read the special report on home appliances


Fashion Industry - August 2017

palm oil special report

Is Ethical Fashion Still a Mountain to Climb?

We report on the progress that has been made to wages, working conditions and the transparency of supply chains in clothing production. 

Ethical ratings of high street shops, jeans, and designer clothing.

Read the special report on the fashion industry


Energy Industry - June 2017

greener energy special report

Switch on to Greener Energy

Special report on energy. How you can tackle the climate change impact of the energy industry by switching supplier, generating energy locally or by campaigning against fossil fuels.

Ethical ratings of Electricity & Gas tariffs, Solar PV Panels, Heat Pumps, Light Bulbs and Gas Boilers. 

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Supermarkets - April 2017

supermarkets guide

Which is the most ethical supermarket?

Our latest guide ranks 13 major supermarkets. Plus, which supermarket comes top for online shopping. Plus we look at Fairtrade bananas, animal welfare and use of greenhouse gases in supermarkets' fridges.

Read the special report on supermarkets


Cleaning Products - February 2017

hosuehold cleaners roduct guide

We spend £1 billion a year on cleaners and detergents

Many of the ethical issues in this industry are hidden from the consumer; palm oil, toxic chemicals and animal testing. We look at these issues in more depth and list which companies are not doing enough to combat the use of them in production. 

The report covers 4 product guides, eco tips and the DIY non-toxic cleaning kit.

Read the household cleaners report


Cosmetics & Toiletries - February 2017

cosmetics & toiletries buyers' guide

Hidden Cost of your Cosmetics

We reveal the truth about the toxics, palm oil and animal testing in your Shampoo, Toothpaste and Make-up

Plus we look at the problem with Microbeads and Mica. 

Read the cosmetics and toiletries report


Amazon-free books - Nov 2016

Amazon-free books

How to buy books without shopping at Amazon

As part of our Boycott Amazon campaign over the company's systematic tax avoidance, we look at how we can challenge the retail Goliath when buying books. Includes the environmental impact of e-readers versus paper books, radical bookshops directory and tax avoidance ratings.

Product guides to bookshops and e-readers

Read the special report on buying books without amazon


Electronics Industry - Nov 2016

mobile phones special report

How Ethical Are My Gadgets?

Special report on the Electronics Industry. The Electronics Industry presents some complex ethical issues around environmental and workers’ rights. Features on conflict minerals, cobalt mining, Fairphone, recycling electronics and Apple and tax. 

Ethical ratings of mobile phones, laptops, hybrids, tablets and e-readers. 

Read the special report on Electronics


Palm Oil - Sept 2015

palm oil special report

Sustainable palm oil - buy or boycott?

Palm Oil Special: we investigate one of the world's most controversial ingredients and ask should we buy or boycott palm oil? Includes how the companies score on their use of palm oil. Plus, palm oil history, campaigns, alternatives and consumer actions.

Ethical ratings of biscuits, ice cream, butter & spreads.

Read the special report on palm oil


Transport - July 2015

Plug in to the future of green transport

Our latest guides rank Cars, including electric ones. Plus Bus and Train companies. How to buy a greener car, which transport is the most sustainable and an electrifying vision of the future of green transport.

See what's in the special report on transport


Gardening Report - April 2015

How green is your garden?

We report on the growing seed sovereignty movement, dicuss the need for reducing peat consumption and compare the leading garden centres. 

Ethical ratings of garden centres, peat-free compost and seeds

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Honey Report - November 2014

The plight of the overworked honey bee 

Is honey the product of forced labour? We report on the exploitation of the honey bee and the current campaigns fighting to save the bees. 

Ethical shopping guide to buying honey.

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The Internet - Sept 2014


internet special report

How ethical is your online life?

Special report on the Internet. The internet and activism. State surveillance. What's wrong with Google. The environmental impact of the internet.

Ethical ratings of social networks, web browsers, search engines, email providers and mobile phone operating systems.

Read the special report on the internet


Tea & herbal tea - Jan 2014

tea special report

A nice cup of tea?

Special report on tea. Wages of tea workers. Ethical tea standards compared. Fairtrade versus Rainforest Alliance. The environmental impact of tea.

Ethical ratings of black tea, green tea, herbal & fruit tea and rooibos.

Read the special report on tea


Food Industry - March 2013

insurance special report

Food, justice and corporate power

We look at who's controlling our food and the power they have over producers and consumers. Includes food sovereignty, genetic modification, food labelling, speculating on food markets, local food initiatives and the new supermarket watchdog.

Product guides to bread, breakfast cereals and supermarkets.

Read the special report on the food industry


Insurance Industry - January 2013

insurance special report

Is your insurance company funding climate change?

How insurance companies may be investing in controversial activities, the price of premiums versus ethics, the first ethically-screened policies, plus ratings of life insurance companies and ethical investment providers. Features on buying insurance, climate change, arms industry, tax havens, transparency and shareholder action.

Product guides to car, home, pet and travel insurance - our ratings help you to choose companies with the most ethical investments.

Read the special report on the insurance industry


UK Dairy Industry - milk, badgers & consumers - Nov 2012

dairy industry special report


Badgers getting the blame for a crisis in the dairy industry

We investigate animal welfare issues, badger culling, the recent farmgate price battles, supermarket price wars, non-dairy alternatives, and badger-friendly organic brands.

Product guides to Dairy Milk and Non-Dairy Milk.

Read the special report on the dairy industry