The Ethical Consumer Guide
What are you supporting when you shop?
When you purchase a product, the money you spend endorses a company and its activities, whether you are aware of it or not. By avoiding companies with a negative track record and instead buying products from companies that have a positive impact, we can send a strong message for change and support the practices that make our world a better place to live in. Companies need our money to stay in business — money talks, and your dollar literally is your vote.
The Ethical Consumer Guide identifies who are the companies behind common brands and the social and environmental track record of these companies. It serves as a useful starting place in helping you explore the issues connected with your everyday purchases.
Our database of product and company information can be accessed at www.ethical.org.au.
Other resources using this information are:
The Guide to Ethical Supermarket Shopping 2012. A handy pocket-sized print guide, ideal size for keeping in your bag for quick reference. Every time you shop in a supermarket, you can make an informed decision about where your money goes. This completely updated edition includes special features on cosmetics, toys, meat, and beer, while tracking the ever-increasing consolidation of company ownership. Now in it’s fifth edition, having sold over 100,000 copies.
Shop Ethical! App for iPhone and iPod touch (Android coming in 2012). The Shop Ethical! app gives you INSTANT ACCESS to over 2,800 products with related company information and lets you make an informed and ethical decision whenever you shop. With our complete database at your fingertips, you can find out the reasons for the ratings while you’re in the store and give feedback to companies.
Let your buying choices reflect your values. Make a positive difference through your everyday purchases!
About the Ethical Consumer Group
The Ethical Consumer Group is a community-based, not-for-profit network set up to facilitate more sustainable purchasing practices for the everyday consumer. The Ethical Consumer Group also runs monthly 'Shopping with a Conscience' Supermarket workshops and tours.
To find out more about the Ethical Consumer Group please visit www.ethical.org.au.