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Ethical Consumer

Join thousands of others and become an ethical consumer today.

Join thousands of others and become an ethical consumer today.

Learn how to use your spending power to help change the world for the better.

Why be an ethical consumer? How to be an ethical consumer

We are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership.

At the heart of the ethical consumer movement, since 1989.

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

We provide all the tools and resources you need to make choices at the checkout simple, informed and effective.

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Includes guides to: Pensions, Home & Car Insurance, Ethical Investment Funds, Stocks & Shares ISAs

The latest magazine includes guides rating:

  • Pensions
  • Home Insurance
  • Car Insurance
  • Ethical Investment Funds
  • Stocks & Shares ISAs


  • score tables rating and comparing the brands
  • Best Buy recommendations
  • which is the most ethical pension provider?
  • which finance companies are profiting from nuclear weapons?
  • how to invest in an ethical fund
  • is your insurance company funding fossil fuels?
  • do you know what your stocks & shares ISA is financing?

Feature article on:

  • record breaking growth in UK ethical spending

Issue 202 (May/June 2023) now in print and online.

Read the latest issue 
  • Rankings for 20 green and ethical investment funds, with Best Buy recommendations.  How to choose an ethical investment fund, returns on ethical investments, greenwashing, transparency, and how to invest. 
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  • Ratings for some of the most popular investment platforms for Stocks & Shares ISAs, with who to avoid and recommended buys. We look at fossil fuel investments, transparency, market performance, the ISAs on offer, fees, and risks. 
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Finding an ethical and sustainable travel booking company. Full rankings for 29 travel companies. We look at the carbon impact of flying and alternatives, accommodation eco-labels, the impact of holiday homes (including Airbnb), alternative sustainable holiday options, shine a spotlight on TUI and make Best Buy recommendations.

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Finding an eco-friendly bicycle and e-bike, with recommended buys and what to avoid. With ethical & environmental rankings of 32 e-bike brands and 37 push bike brands. We look at carbon emissions, where bikes are made, recycling and repair options, cost of bikes, and shine a spotlight on the ethics of the Frasers Group (owns Evans Cycles, Muddyfox and other brands). 

Read more about Eco-friendly bicycles & E-bikes

In this guide we investigate, rate and score the ethical and environmental record of 15 travel insurance underwriters. We also ask if your travel insurance company is funding climate change, spotlight the green and eco insurance companies and give our Best Buy recommendations.

Read more about Ethical Travel Insurance

Guide to 28 leading UK bookshops, with best buys. Includes alternatives to Amazon and its various book-selling brands. We also look at the best options for ebooks and audio books, sustainability, buying second hand books, book swapping and using libraries. 

Read more about Ethical Bookshops

We have called a boycott of Amazon over its outrageous tax avoidance since 2012. The list of accusations against Amazon is long, from offering its services to fossil fuel giants to firing activist workers.

Read more about Boycott Amazon