In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Green Tulip's website for its environmental report.
A questionnaire response received from the company stated "We don’t have an official report but being environmentally friendly is ingrained in everything we do and always has been. We reuse all of the packaging we receive. Anything we buy in is biodegradable or recyclable. We added to our checkout last November the option for customers to receive their order packed ‘plastic free’ and I’d say 50% of our customers choose this option. We recycle everything we can of course too including any single use plastic bags we receive items in. Finally the other practice we are increasingly doing is feeding back to our suppliers if we feel like their products are overpackaged. We know that some will only change if pressure is put on them so we make sure we make our feelings known! In terms of our location we are based on a farm in Wiltshire – beautiful views of course! And we use Royal mail for 95% of our deliveries – minimising additional journeys made by couriers."

While Green Tulip was obviously committed to providing consumers with alternatives the fact it was not a requirement for products to be listed on its website to meet any of its environmental criteria meant that Ethical Consumer could not consider it to be providing an environmental alternative.
As such the company received Ethical Consumer's worst rating for environmental reporting.

Reference:

https://www.greentulip.co.uk/ (15 August 2018)

In August 2018 Ethical Consumer viewed Green Tulip's website and found that it sold some items made from leather. As leather was a slaughterhouse byproduct it lost half a mark under the animal rights category. Green Tulip told Ethical Consumer "The only leather bags we have are from Joyn India (coming soon) who are Fair Trade Federation members."
Leather, as the hide of a dead animal, naturally decomposes. To prevent this decomposition the leather industry uses a cocktail of harmful chemicals including trivalent chromium sulphate, sodium sulphide, sodium sulfhydrate, arsenic and cyanide to preserve it. Tannery effluent also contains large amounts of other pollutants, such as protein, hair, salt, lime sludge and acids. These can all pollute the land, air, and water supply making it a highly polluting industry. As a result the company lost half a mark in the Pollution and Toxics category.

Reference:

https://www.greentulip.co.uk/ (15 August 2018)

In August 2018 Ethical Consumer received a questionnaire from Green Tulip. In response to a question about wood sourcing policy it stated "We do sell a few cards/notebooks and some wooden toys – all are on FSC papers or recycled papers, and wood is from sustainable sources."

Reference:

https://www.greentulip.co.uk/ (15 August 2018)