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Retailers

Who we shop with can have a big impact on everything from climate change to funding our public services. Our shopping guides help you find retailers that pay a fairer rate of tax and address other ethical issues such as their carbon emissions and the rights of workers in their supply chains. We also highlight some smaller independent ethical retailers that you may not have come across.

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Issues

We look at the power of corporations, how they tend to overlook ethics when it comes to tax and its workers. 

Ethical Retailers

Avoiding the ease of retailers like Amazon can feel daunting, however we have the tools to make that switch to ethical simple.

Shopping guides

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Coffee Shops

Finding an ethical and eco-friendly coffee shop. We rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 coffee shop chains.

We also look at plant milk surcharges, tax dodging, Fairtrade coffee, disposable cups, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Costa and give our recommended buys.

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Delivery companies

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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Ethical Bookshops

Guide to 27 leading UK bookshops, with best buys. Including 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. 

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Ethical Clothing Brands

Which are the real ethical clothing brands? Ethical ratings for 28 UK ethical clothes brands, with Best Buy recommendations.

See how brands rate on key areas including use of sustainable fabrics, climate impact, fair wages and working conditions, animal rights, and supply chain transparency. We look at their range of clothing and at the innovators that are going beyond fairtrade and organic.

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Ethical Online Shopping

Find ethical online shops with our research and ratings for 25 retailers.

We look at the UK ethical shopping market, product ranges, ebay, how to avoid Amazon, environmental issues, and whether it is ethical to shop online.

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Fast Food Chains

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 10 fast food chains.

We also look at animal welfare, marketing to children, shine a spotlight on the ethics of McDonald's and give our recommended buys.

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Furniture Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 furniture shops.

We also look at timber, leather, shine a spotlight on the ethics of IKEA and give our recommended buys.

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High Street Clothes Shops

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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Outdoor clothing shops

Finding ethical and eco friendly outdoor clothing and sports shops. We rank the ethical and environmental record of 11 brands of outdoor clothing and equipment shops.

We look at their policies on synthetic materials and toxic chemicals, animal rights and workers' rights. We also look at own-brand labels, and shine a spotlight on Sports Direct.

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Supermarkets

Ethical and environmental record of 19 supermarkets.

We also look at an A-Z of policies from animal welfare to palm oil production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Morrisons and give our recommended buys. 

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