In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed New Internationalist's website for its environmental report. No report could be found relating to the organisations environmental commitments.
The company did include some environmental clauses in its ethical buying policy. It stated that suppliers should as a minimum comply with all statutory and other legal requirements relating to the environmental impacts of their business.
It stated that businesses should at least address the following issues: waste management, packaging and paper, conservation and energy use. It also included products in its shop which were organic, recycled and eco-friendly. However products sold through its shop were not necessarily required to meet the environmental criteria.
The company received Ethical Consumer's best rating for environmental reporting due to the fact it was considered to be providing a social alternative due to the fact it was a not-for-profit co-operative publishing organisation which was dedicated to socially conscious journalism and publishing.
ethicalshop.org (15 August 2018)