Ethical Shopping with GOOSHING
Ethical Ratings
 

GOOSHING is run by The Ethical Company Organisation whose company research so far covers around 60% (excluding music and film) of the 250,000 individual products for sale on the site.

The Ethical Company Organisation’s research process consults the leading information authorities in each field to ascertain a company’s record within it. All the ratings and research are conducted at a corporate level rather than at product level – so a good or a bad corporate record at ultimate holding company level will be applied to the scores of all the products from that particular company group. ‘Research Pending’ means that The Ethical Company Organisation’s research for that particular product is currently incomplete – it is likely to be available within the next few weeks.

The Ethical Company Organisation, through the publishing of clear information for shoppers worldwide, works to encourage more responsible corporate attitudes to people, animal welfare and the environment. In particular, The Ethical Company Organisation believes that before choosing to support a particular brand we should all know which ones:-

  1. are involved in any way in armaments
  2. support energy efficiency schemes or not
  3. have been involved in genetic modification
  4. have any connection with animal testing
  5. are involved in fair trade or organic products
  6. work to an environmental policy or statement or report
  7. are the subject of a boycott call from any group
  8. are involved in nuclear power
  9. have made donations to political parties

The GOOSHING ethical ratings star system gives stars to products dependent on involvement or not in the ethical criteria listed above.


GOOSHING is run by The Ethical Company Organisation whose research so far covers around 60% (excluding music and film) of the 250,000 individual products for sale on the site. The Ethical Company Organisation’s research process consults the leading information authorities in each field to ascertain a company’s record within it. All the ratings and research are conducted at a corporate level rather than at product level – so a good or a bad corporate record at ultimate holding company level will be applied to the scores of all the products from that particular company group.

The Ethical Company Organisation runs four operations:-

  1. GOOSHING.co.uk – set to become the world’s leading ethical shopping site.
  2. The Good Shopping Guide – already the world’s leading and best-selling reference book on ethical shopping, see The Good Shopping Guide to purchase a copy.
  3. The Ethical Company Accreditation Scheme - a company certification scheme that sets the benchmark for corporate social responsibility. Companies that reach a certain level across a wide range of criteria can carry the Ethical Company’s logo of endorsement, see The Ethical Company Organisation for more details.
  4. Ethical Research – ongoing research for use on GOOSHING.co.uk, The Good Shopping Guide and The Ethical Company Accreditation Scheme.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Brands With Research Pending


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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