What We Do
We make it easy to be ethical.
More than just a magazine, for over 20 years Ethical Consumer has been the lead research organisation within the consumer movement.
We provide transparent and reliable ethical rankings of over 40,000 companies, brands and products to help consumers make the right choices, campaigners to challenge corporate power and businesses to improve their supply chain.
Ethical Consumer Website
Everybody has their own unique set of ethics and beliefs, so we've developed the world's most sophisticated and convenient personal ethical rating system.
You can personalise our 200+ ethical product guides in a way that accurately reflects the issues that are most important to you - be that animal testing, climate change, sweatshop labour, GM crops, nuclear power or whatever. Subscribers can also access detailed product & company information, plus hundreds of downloads.
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The UK's leading alternative consumer magazine, published 6 times a year. Available as a paper copy delivered to your door or as a digital download. Download a sample issue.
For over 20 years we've been the leading ethical and environmental magazine. Now we provide you with the most powerful web tools available for the ethical shopper...
Research & Consultancy
We undertake research and consultancy for campaign groups and ethically-minded organisations. Clients include Amnesty International, Christian Aid, the Co-operative Bank and International Consumer Research & Testing.
Corporate Critic Database
A unique online service for researching the social, ethical and environmental records of over 30,000 companies worldwide. Corporate Critic provides access to our full database, a unique resource of twenty years research, continually updated.
On what we see as the key issues, we conduct campaigns such as the Boycott of Amazon.
Who We Are
We are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership.
Founded in 1989 and based in Manchester, our mission is to make global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure.
Our income comes entirely from:
- reader subscriptions (50%),
- consultancy work for campaign groups and ethical organisations (30%),
- adverts from ethically vetted companies, grants and other income (20%).
Ethical Consumer is the trading name of 'Ethical Consumer Research Association Ltd'.
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VAT Number 519643136.