Ethical Consumer - What we do



Making it easy to be ethical (whatever your beliefs)


Each day we all make choices according to our personal ethics. Ethical Consumer provides the tools and resources you need to make these choices simple, informed and effective. 

For over 20 years we have been the hub of the ethical consumer movement, helping consumers to shop ethically, campaigners to challenge corporate power and businesses to improve their supply chain.

Some of this is free to access, while the full set of tools is available for a small yearly subscription, which in turn helps fund our work.  



Ethical Consumer Product Guides 

Everybody has their own unique set of ethics and beliefs, so we've developed the world's most sophisticated and simple personal ethical rating system to give you the information you need, based on detailed research of over 40,000 companies, brands and products. 

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.

Guide & Tour of our tools 



Ethical Consumer Print Magazine

The UK's leading alternative consumer magazine, published 6 times a year. Available as a paper copy delivered to your door, as a flip-book or as a digital download. View a sample issue from December 2012.



Ethical Consumer Campaigns 

We run and support campaigns on key ethical issues, such as the Boycott of Amazon for tax avoidance, Stop The Cull with Team Badger, and Move Your Money.  



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.




Ethical made easy

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

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Who We Are


For over 20 years Ethical Consumer has been the hub of the ethical consumer movement. Our mission is to make global business more sustainable through consumer pressure.

We are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership, founded in 1989 and based in Manchester.

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%).