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Company Profiles

We rate the ethics of companies, because in many cases a product or brand might be considered 'ethical' when the company that owns it is not. At the heart of our system is a company database, built up over 25 years from primary & secondary research and updated daily. 

Take a peak at our ratings for some of the biggest corporations so you can get an idea of what subscribers can see. 


Adidas sells sports shoes, apparel and equipment. 

It is the no.2 manufacturer of sporting goods behind Nike, has an annual turnover of $17.92 billion and is present in 170 countries.

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Amazon is the world's biggest online retailer and owns brands such as Kindle, Audible and Lovefilm.

Amazon is an arch tax avoider and is now the subject of a global boycott call by Ethical Consumer.

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Apple has long been the target of a number of campaigns due to the workers' rights issues at its supplier factories.

But the mutli-billion pound computing giant has also been found wanting in other areas.

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Both Asda, and its owner Walmart, have been the focus of multiple news exposés, from slavery in the Walmart prawn supply chain, to accusations of discrimination by Asda employees.  Do its low prices come at too high a cost?

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Boots is probably the UK’s best known chain of high-street pharmacy, health and beauty stores. The company claims to be ‘Championing everyone’s right to feel good.’ But what about those in its supply chain? Do they fit into the brands strap-line?

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Coca Cola

Coca Cola owns many well known drink brands from mixers, soft drinks to smoothies. 

It is the world's largest soft drink manufacturer, has an annual turnover of £26.8 billion.

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Colgate-Palmolive is a US multinational making everything from toothpaste to dog food.  

It owns over 20 different brands, has an annual turnover of £16 billion.

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Holland & Barrett

Holland & Barrett is the UK's best known health store. It sells many vegan and organic products. 

It also owns the Dr Organic brand. Holland & Barrett has an annual turnover of £30.48 billion.

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As we all know IKEA sells affordable flatpack furniture and household goods. 

Over recent years the company has made many positive noises regarding sustainability, but do its ethical commitments hold any weight? 

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L'Oreal is the world's largest beauty products company. 

The company controversially bought ethical cosmetics pioneer, the Body Shop and its 2,550 stores worldwide

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Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer was established in 1884, and is one of the UK's leading supermarkets. 

It sells a range of products from food to clothing, it has an annual turnover of £10.61 billion.

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Nike is the world's #1 maker of athletic footwear and apparel.

The company has been the target of numerous campaigns but how successful have these been?

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Nestle are know for producing a variety of sweets, drinks and cereals.

They are also known for being the target of the world's longest running boycott.

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High street clothes retailer Primark, which is owned by Associated British Foods, is always in and out of the news.

Every year we hear stories of abuse at supplier factories, usually on the Indian sub continent.



The Samsung Group is South Korea's biggest business conglomerate, a family-controlled business empire known as a “chaebol”. It's activities span oil and gas, insurance, financial services, armaments and biopharmacy.



The coffee shop giant had tried to clean up its image introducing fair trade coffee to its stores. However it recently became embroiled in a new scandal over its tax avoidance with campaign group UKUncut carrying out a coordinated campaign against them.

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Tesco is the UK's largest supermarket chain.  

It sells a range of products in its stores & also owns One Stop. Tesco has an annual turnover of £54.43 billion.

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Tesla is focused on producing climate-friendly products such as electric cars and solar panels.

Perhaps surprisingly, its own environmental record is not so clean. We look at how it rates on a number of ethical and environmental issues.

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