As businesses get bigger and corporate influence increases, the importance of what one purchases in the current economy has never been so clear: by choosing to buy from ethical and avoid irresponsible companies we can minimise the damage that we do to the world around us and help promote not only a healthier relationship between ethics and business, but also alternative economic structures that foster a more fair, just and sustainable society.
If you care about global warming, pollution, animal testing, factory farming, the arms trade and the exploitation of people, research by Ethical Company Organisation exposes many of these realities behind some of the world’s biggest brands, both in the UK and worldwide.
Our research encourages innovative products and companies, and discourages others that prefer to ignore the social and environmental consequences of their practices. It also empowers the individual by providing them with the necessary information to ensure that they support only the companies and business that are working toward a more ethical social and economic world.
By providing ethical research on the world’s companies and brands, our aim is to support progressive companies which want to improve the way their business is done. This means highlighting the companies which do not cause harm to or exploit humans, animals or the environment in comparison to those that do.
People are learning that they don’t have to join a campaign or become a political activist to make their voices heard: speaking out can also be as easy as supporting ethical companies that are working hard to do things differently. In this respect, our till receipts can be used constructively. This is something that the big corporations will have to notice tomorrow, even if they seem to be unaware of it today.