Shop Ethical! is a project of the Ethical Consumer Group.
The Ethical Consumer Group is a community based, not-for-profit organisation and network, set up to help facilitate more sustainable purchasing practices for the everyday consumer. We are based in Australia.
Our goal is to educate and empower people to make shopping choices that better reflect their values and to use their consumer power to create a better world.
We produce the popular Shop Ethical! pocket guide and app which focuses on the environmental and social record of companies behind common brands, and draw from our extensive database of products, companies and issues.
The recent Local Harvest project has been developed as a complimentary resource focusing on good food alternatives beyond the mainstream.
Shop Ethical! provides information on the environmental and social record of companies behind the brand names of common products available in Australia. This is based on assessment gathered from over 50 key sources including the work of organisations such as Greenpeace, Choose Cruelty Free, Free2Work and Friends of the Earth.
Our pocket-guide, smartphone app and website provide ratings for companies and more detailed information on the specific assessments used to generate these ratings. They also include information on the related issues and further resources for reducing your impact by being deliberate about the things you buy.