With every dollar you spend you have an impact on the planet and it’s people.
We live in a time of human rights abuse, animal cruelty, genetically modified foods and the massive impact of industry on the environment. These things can seem beyond our control, but every time we buy something, the money we spend endorses a company and its activities.
By avoiding companies with a negative track record and buying products from companies who 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.
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 this 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.
We recommend you start by thinking about the products you presently buy and browsing the guide to find out more about their hidden story.
Every time you go shopping, make a difference, make your dollar count!