Ethical Consumer and the Fair Tax Mark

The Fair Tax Mark is assisted in office support, administration and financial management by the Ethical Consumer Research Association (ECRA), a not-for-profit co-operative based in the UK. ECRA’s mission is to make global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure.

Tools for Consumers

ECRA helps consumers to check the ethics of products and companies, helping them to avoid those they do not agree with and to find positive alternatives. Its unique database  uses a ratings system covering 300 topics in 19 areas (including anti-social finance and tax avoidance) under 5 main categories. It also publishes six print issues a year of ‘Ethical Consumer Magazine‘, the UK’s leading alternative consumer magazine.

Services for Organisations

ECRA provides research and consultancy and policy development for campaign groups and ethically-minded organisations, such as Amnesty International, Christian Aid, the Co-operative Bank and WWF.