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Ethical Consumer Magazine institutional subscriptions

Our magazine has been at the heart of the ethical consumer movement since 1989.

Each issue features detailed shopping guides across various sectors, news of ethical issues, products and campaigns, in-depth features, opinion, comment, boycott updates, readers' letters, and much more.

An annual subscription for a business, organisation or institution gives full online access to our unique shopping guides, ethical rankings, company profiles and the essential ethical magazine in print and digital format.


Our subscription offer

Your organisation will receive:

  • A digital account managed through a single point of contact, (they will have responsibility for managing the account details and logins for the users).
  • 12 months full access to all online Shopping Guides and Company Profiles.
  • Access to digital versions of the latest magazine and our entire catalogue of back issues.
  • An optional six issues of Ethical Consumer Magazine in print (one copy per issue).



Band Users Fee (ex VAT)
A 1 - 40 £145
B 41 - 100 £215
C 101 - 500 £350
D 501 - 1000 £450
E 1001 - 2000 £550
F 2001-4000 £600
G 4001+ £650

Subscriptions are accessed by multiple users concurrently. There is one login that multiple users share. There is no IP authenticated access, no user reports, and all users can amend account details.


Why subscribe?

Deepen your knowledge

Develop your understanding of animal, worker and human rights, alongside political and environmental issues with the Ethical Consumer rating system.

Be sure of facts

Be confident that the information you share is accurate, and sourced from our dedicated team of highly skilled professional researchers.

Develop ESG

Get a better understanding of Environmental, Social and Governance issues to help inform your company's sustainability.

Keep up-to-date with the ethical market

Discover the most Ethical and innovative products on the market and their ethical credentials with bi-monthly product guides and annual market reports.

Feel confident with ethical choices

Feel comfortable making decisions based on company ethics with our transparent rating system.


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Buy now

Please contact our subscriptions team by phone at 0161 226 2929 (weekdays 10am to 4.30pm) or by email.

We will invoice for the subscription and accept payment by card, bank transfer or cheque.


I have used Ethical Consumer magazine and resources for the last 20 years in my teaching around the area of consumption ethics. It is an excellent resource for providing up-to-date information on corporate activities, consumer boycotts and buycotts as well as market reports.

It is a fantastic introduction to those unfamiliar with the issues as well as for those who wish to go deeper into specific issues. Thank you Ethical Consumer!"

Professor Deirdre Shaw, University of Glasgow.


Ethical Consumer in a fantastic teaching resource, which I have used for several years as part of undergraduate social science courses.

Ethical Consumer’s reports are an excellent resource to illustrate, communicate and explore not only ethical consumption itself but topics of sustainable consumption and sustainable development; economic globalisation and global value chains; corporate abuses and corporate social responsibility; as well as campaign groups, social movements and contentious politics."

Dr Daniel Welch, Lecturer in Sociology, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester.

What’s the difference between a subscription to the Corporate Research Database and the Ethical Consumer website?

With a subscription to the magazine and consumer site you get access to the consumer shopping guides and magazine, but not all the data that we hold on companies.

With a subscription to the Corporate Research Database you get access to all the data we hold on companies, not just to the data that appears in the shopping guides, but you don’t get access to the shopping guides or magazines.

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About the Ethical Consumer website

Subscribers can access our shopping guides on the website. We have over 100 shopping guides at present.

Our unique shopping guides are powered by our Corporate Research Database. This database contains information on over 40,000 companies, brands and products.

We've developed the world's most sophisticated and simple to use, personal ethical rating system to turn this data into the score tables on our shopping guides.

The database is a result of over 20 years work conducting primary and secondary research and systematically organising it using our ratings system.

Subscribers can also access detailed product, brand & company information on our company pages.

Subscribers will also have access to the most recent magazine and our back catalogue in digital format.