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We work in collaboration with organisations (both in public and behind the scenes) to help them understand, reach and campaign with their stakeholders to make meaningful interventions into consumer markets and drive positive social and environmental change.

Partnerships between NGOs and businesses, like the FSC forestry label and the Fairtrade movement, have become some of the most effective social and environmental interventions of the last three decades. 

Sometimes organisations will come to us with a problem to solve, but it turns out that an open collaboration with Ethical Consumer may be an even better way of  driving change.  


To discuss how we can work with you, call Alex Crumbie on 0161 226 2929, or email

With over 25 years experience of offering flexible and creative solutions to businesses and NGO's, our research team can help your organisation to manage risk, get ahead of the curve on sustainability issues, and work with consumers to have real impact.


Example Work

Our partnerships with Lush Cosmetics on the Lush Prize (to end animal testing), and with Tax Research UK on the Fair Tax Mark (to combat the growth of corporate tax avoidance), provide two very successful examples.


Lush Prize for Alternatives to Animal Testing

High street cosmetics brand Lush wanted to find an innovative and effective way of campaigning on the issue of animal rights in the cosmetics sector and rewarding those who are working to end it.

We helped them find a way to do this.

The result is the Lush Prize, a collaboration between Ethical Consumer and Lush Cosmetics. It is a £250,000 annual fund to reward groups or individuals working in the field of cruelty-free scientific research, awareness raising and lobbying.

The Prize combines the research and campaigning skills of Ethical Consumer and the passion and resources of Lush staff and is the biggest prize in the non-animal testing sector.


Fair Tax Mark

In 2014, we joined forces with Tax Research UK to find a way of further the fair tax agenda around corporation tax and tax avoidance.

Fair Tax Mark map

After some discussion, we decided that the most constructive and positive way of promoting this would be to establish an accreditation scheme that could reward companies that were paying a fair amount of tax: the Fair Tax Mark was born.

Ethical Consumer helps with business administration, and three Ethical Consumer directors sit on the Fair Tax Mark's board.

Save Our Bank

Save our bank. Customer union for ethical banking

Since being established in 2013, the Save Our Bank group has been successful it ensuring the Co-operative Bank retains its strong ethical stance, and it has also set up a Customer Union.

The union is an independent body representing customers of the Co-operative Bank. It aims to ensure that the bank sticks to its word on being an ethical bank with customer-led values, and to see an eventual return of the bank to majority cooperative ownership.

Ethical Consumer helped establish Save Our Bank and is also involved with the Customer Union.

To discuss how we can work with you, call Alex Crumbie on 0161 226 2929, or email