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The latest magazine includes guides rating:

  • Booksellers
  • Ethical Online Retailers
  • Delivery Companies

Plus:

  • why should we boycott amazon?
  • how to shop without using amazon
  • labour standards in the gig economy
  • new handbook to ethical purchasing

Features on:

  • Special new report on how to Close the Climate Gap
  • The campaign to stop funding climate deniers on Facebook

Issue 193 (Nov/Dec 2021) now in print and online.

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  • Person in red jumper holding black parcel
    Find an ethical delivery company for parcels and restaurants/takeaways, with ratings for 9 parcel/courier companies and 3 food/restaurant delivery companies. We look at workers' rights, environmental reporting, carbon emissions, and suggest some recommended buys.
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    We are not on track to meet international emissions reduction targets. So what is the gap between where we as consumers are and where we need to be? And what action must we take to address it? Rob Harrison and Josie Wexler introduce a new report from Ethical Consumer to help identify how consumers, governments and companies can work together to help fix the climate crisis.
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More from Ethical Consumer

In this guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 44 high-street brands We also look at the problem with fast-fashion, workers' rights, shine a light on the ethics of Boohoo and Shein, and give some recommended buys.

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Is there an ethical bank? Rating the ethical and environmental record of 32 UK current accounts, with recommended buys.  We also look at app-based banking, which banks own which brands, fossil fuel investments, tax avoidance, and how to switch accounts.

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We are not on track to meet international emissions reduction targets. So what is the gap between where we as consumers are and where we need to be? And what action must we take to address it? Rob Harrison and Josie Wexler introduce a new report from Ethical Consumer to help identify how consumers, governments and companies can work together to help fix the climate crisis.

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We investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 18 electricity and gas suppliers. We look at the fuels that generate a supplier's electricity, green tariffs, renewable generation, biogas and 'vegan' energy, smart meters, energy prices and fuel poverty, UK renewables targets and give our recommended buys.

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Find ethical and environmental online retailers with our research on 25 brands. We look at environmental reporting, how to avoid Amazon, and also whether it is ethical to shop online.

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Corporate tax abuse continues to make headline news with more and more companies outed as tax avoiders. This section aims to help consumers find out more and campaign on the issue.

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Consumers increasingly want to avoid palm oil where possible, but it's a tricky task as it's used in so many products - more than 50% of packaged supermarket products from margarine and oven chips to soaps and detergents.

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For the second year running, Ethical Consumer Magazine is hosting Ethical Consumer Week; this year exploring the theme 'Closing the Climate Gap'. The event is pay-as-you-feel will take place online between Saturday 16th - Friday 22nd October. Tickets are available below and on Eventbrite.

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