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The most ethical companies of the last 25 years

Aug 4

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Ethical Consumer readers cast their votes

The Co-operative Group has been voted the UK's most ethical company over the past 25 years by readers of Ethical Consumer magazine in spite of the problems that have recently beset the company.

The Co-op topped the poll in a readers' survey to mark the 25th birthday of Ethical Consumer magazine.

Ethical Consumer co-director Tim Hunt said:

"Over the past 25 years the Co-op has been at the forefront of the ethical consumer movement. From its supermarket, which was the first retailer to stock only Fairtrade bananas and ban products from the Occupied Palestinian Territories,  to the pioneering ethical policy of its bank, the Co-operative Group has been a genuine ethical trailblazer.”

"Many commentators have had their knives out for the Co-op Group in recent months. Ethical Consumer's readers however are able to see through the spin and realise that despite the problems the Co-op remains an ethical business at heart – at least for the time being.”

In the same survey the controversial multi-national food giant Nestlé topped the poll as the least ethical company over the past 25 years.

The Swiss-based company is the subject of the world's longest-running boycott with activists campaigning against the marketing of its baby milk formula for over 30 years.

 

See the full results of the survey including the most boycotted company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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