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  • Detailed ethical ratings of over 40,000 companies, brands and products
  • Fully customisable scorecards, according to your concerns and personal ethics
  • Mobile-friendly scorecards for when you're out and about
  • 6 issues of the Magazine as a print copy and/or a digital book version and digital download
  • Magazine back catalogue as digital downloads
  • Free listing in the ethical business directory
  • Every single research report in digital format (worth over £300)
  • Ethical Consumer introduction booklet
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Who else uses Ethical Consumer?

Ethical Consumer is used by thousands of conscientious consumers making purchasing decisions, ethical businesses who want to check their supply chain, and is the trusted source of information for many organisations:

 

 

 

 

What's unique about Ethical Consumer?

We are a completely independent not-for-profit co-operative and since 1989 have been the leading research organisation in the consumer movement. 

Our mission is to help consumers make informed ethical choices, support campaigners challenging corporate power, enable progressive businesses and charities to check their supply chains, and drive corporates to improve their behaviour. 

We provide transparent and reliable ethical rankings for thousands of companies and products, all fed from our main database which has been built up over 20 years.

We rank companies and products according to 300 topics in 19 areas under 5 main categories. As a subscriber you can choose to personalise the scorecard ratings you see according to these different areas, depending on what is of most relevance to you. Your settings are saved in your profile and can be chaned at any time using the sliders on product or company guide pages.

 

 

How good is our data?

In 2011, as part of a potential joint venture with BBC Worldwide, our data was thoroughly stress-tested and passed by the research team from Panorama. 

Some other shopping guides claim to provide similar ratings to ours, but these lack our depth, academic rigour, independence and transparency, and barely scratch the surface of what's really going on.

The few that do carry similar data to Ethical Consumer are designed primarily for investment funds and cost £000's per year to access.

 

 

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We will take payment when you order but you can cancel by phone or email within 30 days for a full no-questions-asked refund!

 

Inspire someone with the gift of a year's subscription to Ethical Consumer:

  • Detailed ethical ratings of over 40,000 companies, brands and products
  • Fully customisable scorecards, according to your concerns and personal ethics
  • Mobile-friendly scorecards for when you're out and about
  • 6 issues of the Magazine as a print copy and/or a digital book version and digital download
  • Magazine back catalogue as digital downloads
  • Free listing in the ethical business directory
  • Every single research report in digital format (worth over £300)
  • Ethical Consumer introduction booklet

 

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A Gift subscription includes sponsorship of an organic olive sapling in Palestine through the Palestinian Fair Trade Association. These trees are planted in areas where trees have been destroyed by the Israeli army or settlers, or are given to farmers that have lost land behind Israel’s series of walls and fences.Your gift recipient will receive a certificate of sponsorship.

(If you would rather not include this extra free gift let us know in the 'Where did you hear about us?' box on the order form).

 

 

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Choose either a Digital-only or Print subscription. The only difference is that with a Digital subscription your recipient will not get a printed paper copy of the magazine, just access to download it digitally from our website.

Your gift recipient will be able to access the website as soon as you send them the log-in email that you will get from us.

 

 

 

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1) Renew by Direct Debit

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Yes, just call us on 0161 226 2929 with your credit card details.

 

How does the Trial Offer work?

You buy a subscription and we take the payment when you order. If you don't want to continue with it you can cancel any time within the first 30 days to receive a full refund. To cancel just telephone us during office hours on 0161 226 2929 or email shop@ethicalconsumer.org

 

Do you have any special offers for Schools?

Yes, we do.

The subscription package is an ideal resource for teachers of citizenship and business studies as well as many other subjects. If you are a teacher and wish to use the site as a resource and would like more than one computer to be logged in at a time, please get in touch. To action your upgrade, we need the name of your school or college and the lesson you plan to use our information in.  We can allow a maximum of 30 users to access the site at the same time. Please give us up to ten days to make this change, which we offer at no extra cost to you.  Only one set of saved settings is permitted with multiple users. This means that if one user customises the ratings, the scores will be changed for all users.

Please email us  or phone 0161 226 2929 for more information or to subscribe to this service.

 

Can I get the information you cover elsewhere?

Much of it yes, if you want to spend many hours doing your own research and keeping it up to date. We collect information from NGOs and campaign groups, government data, specialist periodicals, company Annual Reports and similar sources. You would also miss out on the analysis and context ECRA brings, the conveniently stored ratings and other tools.


There are also organisations that claim to provide similar ratings to ours for free, but these lack our depth, academic rigour, independence and transparency, and barely scratch the surface of what's really going on. The few that do carry simailar data to Ethical Consumer are designed primarily for investment funds and cost £1000s per year to access.

 

Will I use my subscription?

Our stats and feedback show that over 90% of web subscribers visit the site at least once a month, and the large majority of our subscribers regularly use Ethical Consumer to help them make purchasing decisions.

Even if you don't, you'll still be doing something with your subscription - helping all this to happen!

Still not sure?  Subscribe today and if you aren't satisfied just cancel within 30 days to get a full refund!

 

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