Boycotts are a form of consumer activism where people avoid buying products from a particular company as an expression of protest. There are many examples of successful boycotts, such as the five year campaign by Greenpeace that ended in 2009 after Kimberly-Clark agreed to stop sourcing their paper pulp from Canada’s Boreal Forest. [more info].  Please note, we do not call boycotts, rather we report boycotts that have been called by other organisations. See our criteria for sources used here. Boycotts called against companies for ‘political’ reasons have not been used in calculations of assessment, but are noted under ‘information’.