The Corporate Critic Research Database is a project of ECRA (the Ethical Consumer Research Association Ltd), founded in 1988 as a not-for-profit workers’ co-operative to ‘provide information on the companies behind the brand names and to promote the ethical use of consumer power.’ We have published Ethical Consumer magazine since 1989, and now offer a web + print service designed to encourage purchasers to take environmental and social issues into account in the market place.
Since 1989 Ethical Consumer has been providing a stringent ethical rating system of companies and products to inform consumer decisions, based on detailed research of over 40,000 companies, brands and products. Ratings are updated in real time from our Corporate Critic database. Listings covering around 300 topics in 19 areas in 5 main categories are updated daily. See what criteria we use to rate companies.
In this section we look at some of the complex issues in the Energy industry, from the murky world of carbon offsetting to fracking. We need to urgently address our energy future to avoid the worst effects of climate change. We unravel the complexities of the energy industry, & shine a spotlight on the companies responsible for warming the planet.
Ethical Consumer’s list of High Street Fashion retailers, with scores based on a range of criteria, including whether they use organic materials, are Fair Trade, actively combat human slavery, environmental impact of fibres, animal wellfare, dyes and other factors. The impacts are evaluated on the basis of long term, as well as immediate impacts.
As food & drink prices continue to rise across the world, it is often the producers and workers who are losing out to big corporations. We shine a light on the food sovereignty movement pushing for a fairer food system. We provide food for thought by looking at the big issues in our current food production and distribution system.
The impact of the booming market for make-up is far from pretty, we look at hidden toxic ingredients and the prevalence of animal testing in the sector. We have focused on three major issues that crop up in this industry; the controversial sourcing of Mica, the use of toxic ingredients and animal testing. There has been an explosion of green beauty brands. We celebrate these brands and help you avoid the greenwash.
There can be many hidden ethical problems in our homes and gardens, from toxic chemicals to animal testing. We look at the greenest way to wash, clean, cool and cook. We spend many hours and often much money caring for our homes & gardens. However, the ethical issues are often hidden from sight, from toxic chemicals in our cleaning products, to pesticides in our garden, we bring these troubling problems to light.
The mainstream banking sector continues to invest in shady investments such as fossil fuels and nuclear weapons. However, a growing number of ethical alternatives makes it easier than ever to switch to a sustainable bank. The banking sector hasn’t been short of negative press in recent years. Widespread tax avoidance, excessive directors’ pay, investments in fossil fuels and nuclear weapons, are just some issues campaigners have targeted mainstream banks for.
This section focuses on shops or online platforms that sell a range of products, and how they tend to dominate the market by implementing a profit-first business model. We look at the power of corporations, how they tend to overlook ethics when it comes to tax and its workers. Are you boycotting Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Here’s why you should and what some companies are doing differently.
As a whole the technology sector suffers from a number of ethical issues such as tax avoidance and corporate lobbying. The Tech world is often notorious for low wages, tax avoidance and conflict minerals. Read more about these issues and why they still plague the electronics industry. How you can harness the tech takeover.
In this section we want to provide practical information to consumers about some of the choices available in the car market and some of the alternatives to car ownership. This section is for the avid explorer, however, do the companies that provide your gear or transport care about the environment as much as you do. The sales of car ownership is on the decline. What are the alternatives and how can we ensure we look after the environment we cherish.
Since 1998 we have been giving critical insights into organisations that traditional financial metrics cannot provide. We help responsible investors align their investment strategies and principles through our client-focused research and analysis. We enable investors to identify companies whose practices align with their personal values and beliefs; or whose vision or products are at odds with their principles; businesses pro-actively creating positive social or environmental change; that are addressing risk through good management or future-focused business practices.
How much is electric car insurance? We found that the average premium price for an electric car is £836.52.* However, the price you’ll pay will depend on your driving history, experience and what car you’re insuring. For example, a fully comprehensive policy for a Nissan Leaf costs on average £451.87, while a Tesla Model 3 costs £1,159.29. You may want to add extras to your policy too, such as covering a rented battery, so prices can vary. – Compare prices for electric and hybrid car insurance so you save money on your insurance, as well as your fuel.
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent research organisation that aims to deliver positive change on a global scale. We deliver original, rigorous research that helps to drive progress, support sustainable development and protect the environment. We identify local solutions that can work at scale and introduce these to global forums. We are strategic collaborators, innovators, knowledge brokers and agents of change. Our strategy outlines how we aim to grow in scope, reach and reputation.
The Good Shopping Guide is an ethical comparison site that reveals the good, the bad, and the ugly of the world’s companies and brands, assisting you in choosing more eco-friendly, ethical products that support the growth of social responsibility and ethical business as well as a more sustainable, just society.
A global directory of Sustainable, Humane, Ethical copanies, produce, products, goods and services, all around the world. Search on a map, by Search Form, or browse the categories listed. Australia; South Africa; United Kingdom; USA