Vegan Society


Vegan Society members, welcome to Ethical Consumer

 

From bread to banks, the Ethical Consumer site contains over 200 guides on a range of products and services, many of which are only available to subscribers.

 

Special subscription offer

  

We'd like to offer a special subscription to Vegan Society members.

All Vegan Society members can get a 14 month subscription to Ethical Consumer for the price of 12 months.

To ensure that you get this discount simply type 'vegan society' into the 'where did hear about us' field on the ordering pages.

And of course you will still also be eligible for our 4 week trial offer.  

There is more information about the subscription below.

 


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Subscribe at our special discounted rate today for a wealth of data at your fingertips, Ethical Consumer magazine, and more:

  • Detailed ethical ratings of over 20,000 companies and 100,000 products
  • Fully customisable scorecards, according to your concerns and personal ethics
  • Mobile-friendly scorecards for when you're out and about
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  • Ethical Consumer introduction booklet
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Choose either a Digital-only subscription, or get a Print copy of the Magazine delivered to your door for the same price of £29.95 - that's less than 58p a week!

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Don't forget to type 'vegan society' into the 'where did hear about us' field on the ordering pages.

 

 

Who else uses Ethical Consumer?

Ethical Consumer is used by thousands of conscientious consumers to make the right 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 £1000s per year to access.

 

 

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Cancel by phone or email within 30 days for a full no-questions-asked refund!

 

 

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What credit and debit cards do you accept as payment?

We accept Mastercard, Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, American Express, Maestro, Solo and Switch.

 

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

 

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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!

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