We analyse in detail the policies and actions of hundreds of companies with respect to the environment, human rights, workers’ rights, politics and product sustainability.
The scores on our Ethical Shopping Guides are compiled from this research to give an overview of how the brands and products within different markets compare on a wide range of ethical issues.
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The website is updated live with the latest scores and stories from our extensive research database. The database is the product of over 25 years’ research, with new data being added every day by our team of dedicated researchers.
While many ethical buying guides focus on the product, Ethical Consumer provides unique and in-depth insight into the ethics of the companies behind the brands.
After all, isn't it better to buy a cruelty-free product from a company that doesn't test its other products on animals? Or recycled toilet paper from a firm that isn't cutting down virgin forests for its other ranges?
The activities of each company are examined by our team of highly trained researchers and measured against our ethical criteria based on the highest industry standards.
The research and rationale behind every rating is available to view on our website. By looking deeper into the Ethical Shopping Guides or by visiting our company profile pages, subscribers can see which companies own each brand, and their ethical ratings across all the different categories.