Ethical Consumerism - Victories and Milestones

In recent years we have seen significant shifts in consumer awareness about the issues behind our everyday products. We have also seen a 'raising of the bar' in terms of what companies consider acceptable practice. ... more

This has been due to the considerable and dedicated work of NGOs, government bodies and committed individuals. Boycotting of products, petitioning companies, positive purchasing with feedback, and non-violent direct action have all been tools for change. This timeline notes some key events over the past 40 years and celebrates the steps forward.