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.