Synopses & Reviews
How ethical are Disney, Nike, Gap, Walmart, Adidas, and The Body Shop? This handbook lists hundreds of major companies and shows how much--or how little--progress they have made in developing socially responsible codes of conduct for their suppliers.
As concern grows about the condition of workers in developing countries, this book contains everything you need to know about ethical and fair trade. It empowers the consumer with advice on how to buy the right products, influence company purchasing policy, and campaign on these issues.
Covering a wide range of goods and services such as clothes, hardware, electronics, food, furniture, health and beauty, and much more, "Ethical Shopping "provides everything you need to shop with a clear conscience.
“Ethical Shopping is a practical guide for consumers who want to shop with a clear conscience.” —The Big Issue North
“A bible for the ethically aware.” —Wave Magazine
“A comprehensive and essential read.” —Charity Week
“This is a book for the thoughtful who want to know more. You might get more than you bargained for.” —In Balance magazine
“An excellent resource for anyone interested in putting their principles into practice.” —Clare Lissaman, director of Rugmark UK
How ethical are Nokia, Gap, Nike and The Body Shop? There is growing consumer concern about the conditions under which employees in developing countries produce goods for world markets. This reader-friendly handbook addresses these concerns and provides all the information that consumers need about ethical and fair trade. It empowers the shopper with advice on how to buy ethically and influence company-purchasing policy, where to get further information and how to campaign on these issues. While it is aimed at consumers, it also provides extensive background information for professionals working in the environmental and related fields.
There is growing consumer concern about the conditions under which employees and communities in developing countries produce products for the UK marker. This book addresses these concerns a gives a practical guide to making ethical shopping decisions.
About the Author
William Young writes, researches and teaches on environmental, ethical and sustainable development issues facing business and consumers. He lectures in the School of the Environment at the University of Leeds in the UK. He advises international organizations drafting environmental management standards as well as companies on environmental and ethical issues.