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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.

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 34 leading UK bookshops, with best buys. Includes alternatives to Amazon and its various book-selling brands and how to find ethical online and local bookshops.

We also look at the best options for ebooks and audio books, sustainability, buying secondhand books, and how to support independent authors, publishers and bookshops.

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Ethical Clothing Brands

Which are the real ethical clothing brands? Ethical ratings for 24 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 18 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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Ethical Supermarkets

Which is the most ethical UK supermarket?
Ethical & environmental rankings for 19 supermarkets, with best buys and which to avoid.

Investigating policies from animal welfare to workers rights, palm oil production, food waste, plastics, 'freshwashing', supply chains and tax. 

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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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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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Restaurant Chains

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 42 restaurant chains.

We also look at tax avoidance, sustainable sourcing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of J.D. Wetherspoons and give our recommended buys.

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