We partner with businesses, organisations and governments around the world to help them lead the way to a more sustainable future. From setting the strategic direction, footprinting and target setting, to energy systems and climate action plans, our independent experts will help you navigate the risks and opportunities of climate change. Carbon Trust Accredited Suppliers listed in our Directory have been independently assessed by the Carbon Trust and met or exceeded criteria designed to examine their capability and proven track record of delivering thoughtful, well-designed energy efficient and renewable energy systems.
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.
UKCreditUnions Ltd (UKCU) is a co-operatively run, membership based national trade association for authorised and registered credit unions, credit union steering groups, mutual aid societies and credit union support organisations. Originally launched in April 2004 with a remit to offer its services to any credit union, credit union steering group, mutual aid society or credit union support organisations in the UK, UKCU extended its remit include to England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, in May 2015. Each member credit union of UKCU holds one share. Each year at the Annual General Meeting, individuals from member credit unions can be nominated to stand for election for directorship.
If you’re new to an area or simply trying to find fresh or alternative local organic, eco or sustainable businesses, Destination Organic is here to make it easy for you.
We know how challenging it can be to find exactly what you want and that’s why we have compiled this comprehensive directory listing that explores all possible organic, eco-friendly and sustainable businesses both on-line and local to you. From eco-friendly dry cleaners to organic pet products, cafes and restaurants to sustainable clothing or services, Destination Organic is the only place you’ll ever need to visit to find exactly what you want at a click of a button. If you’re unable to find particular products or services in your local area, search other areas convenient for you or visit our dedicated online only listings where you can find a range of items from the comfort of your home, delivered direct to your door. Destination Organic prides itself on being the ideal solution to your needs; the one-stop place where you can go to find all things organic, sustainable and eco-friendly at a click of a button, with the aim to showcase local and independent Aussie businesses providing you with exceptional products and services.
Discover Solar was founded by Green Energy Software Solutions to match consumers looking for Solar Panels with MCS approved Solar Panel installers in your local area. By doing this we can guarantee quality tradesman-ship and excellent customer service as all our installers are certified by all relevant industry bodies. We actively manage our list of contractors to ensure all contractors abide by strict standards criteria. Its so simple to use: all you have to do is enter your postcode, find your house, draw around the area of your roof and click on retrieve quote. You will have an accurate Solar Panel quotation for your exact address in minutes! Use our handy MCS approved installers search to find companies local to you, how far they are away and information about that company. Search by Postcode, County, and distance radius, or browse the directrory, thast also displays the certification and date attained.
We are the alliance for sustainability leadership in education. Our passion is to create a world with sustainability at its heart. That’s our vision. We exist to lead and empower the post-16 education sector to make sustainability ‘just good business’. We believe: That UK and Irish education should be a global leader in sustainability; That educational institutions have a responsibility as anchors in their communities to be agents of change; That education has a unique opportunity to transform lives and communities;That education is at the heart of global sustainability; That every student should have access to sustainability education; That education should reflect best practice in operational sustainability; In being flexible and adaptable to find solutions for a resilient future.
You don’t need to be perfect and sacrifice everything to live more sustainably. If everyone made ONE small change it would have a MASSIVE impact. Small changes should be celebrated. All too often we beat ourselves up for not being perfect or knowing we could do better. But that doesn’t help anyone. We’d rather see things more positively and take a more balanced approach. Whether your focus is food waste, reducing plastic, eating fewer animal products, supporting local communities or anything else, everyone is welcome here.
Eco-officiency offers sustainability consulting services in Colorado and nationally in the U.S. We provide expert business advisors and consultants to assist businesses, non-profits and other organizations in becoming more sustainable. Our mission is to support organizations in developing and implementing eco-friendly initiatives to reduce environmental impact, resource consumption and waste while supporting efficiency and productivity.
The Green Pages Directory for Environmental Technology is an online information resource that lists international businesses and organizations that supply products and services which can remedy environmental problems, with 7000 suppliers from around 150 countries, presenting a forum to explore clean and sustainable technologies, to share knowledge and experience, and exchange best environmental practices. A practical reference source for government departments, utility companies, engineering consultants, development agencies, importers and traders, educational institutes, non-governmental organizations and individuals engaged in environmental activities. The current edition of Green Pages is structured into 10 main chapters with a total of 80 sub-classifications. Select any chapter to display the relevant categories. Subsequent clicks will display an alphabetical list with contacts in the respective field.
Ethical Brand Directory provides a platform to find a curated collection of ethical and sustainable fashion brands, ethical and sustainable lifestyle brands and ethical and sustainable beauty brands, all carefully selected by our founder Roberta Lee with the style-conscious consumer in mind. We work collaboratively with our family of brands to offer support to their businesses, providing opportunities to help them grow. Our annual membership packages are only offered to brands who are a good fit for out family of brands.
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.