The Ethical Company Organisation

The Ethical Company Organisation

Governing Organization

Assessment Type

Third party assessed by non-verified bodies

Sectors Covered

Various Sectors

Issues Covered

CSR, Environmental Management, Ethical Trade, Food Safety, Waste and Chemicals Management


The founding of The Ethical Company Organisation (by William Sankey) was key to the recent substantial growth in ethical consumerism and wider standards of corporate social responsibility. The organisation was founded almost a decade ago, long before ethical factors were considered significant by the big brands, retailers and the majority of consumers.

Multi-national corporations in particular are not subject to the democratic process yet can be more powerful than many states. The quiet influence of our consumer-friendly, non-radical, non-political and fair research system whereby companies` ethical standards can be compared in detail is a significant force for good - and several companies have improved their policies as a result.

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