In the UK, the average person has a carbon footprint of 12.7 tonnes CO2e per year, and 23% of this comes from their food purchases*. That’s more than their household and vehicle fuel emissions combined! This means the biggest difference we can all make is focussing on our food purchases. In Jan 2021, Norwegian online retailer ODA started providing their customers with the carbon footprint… Read More »Does knowing the impact of food purchases help consumers live more sustainably?
Our consumer apps feature in this week’s The Grocer heralded as a “credible” solution to supporting sustainable consumer shopping choices: https://www.thegrocer.co.uk/technology-and-supply-chain/the-new-apps-swaying-consumer-food-choices/658935.article Happy reading! And if you want to find out more about our consumer product ratings offer for retailers, visit our Retail Page.
Leading Consumer Impact Apps – Impact Score® and Giki Badges – Unite to Accelerate Ethical Change in UK Retail Sector
Two of the UK’s leading consumer impact apps – Giki Badges and Impact Score®– are coming together in a deal that will create an unrivalled source of intelligence to help inform shoppers’ buying decisions. Already, Impact Score® contains details of over 120,000 UK businesses, while Giki Badges scores over 280,000 FMCG products across a range of environmental, social and nutritional measures. Their combined database will… Read More »Leading Consumer Impact Apps – Impact Score® and Giki Badges – Unite to Accelerate Ethical Change in UK Retail Sector
Rarely does a week go by when the media isn’t talking about tax avoidance and how some large corporation is swerving it. The same big names seem to get repeated, but they aren’t the only ones. All sorts of companies are now recruiting finance ‘experts’ with the purpose of engaging in tax avoidance schemes. But what is tax avoidance and why does it matter? What is tax… Read More »Tax Avoidance. (How companies not paying tax affects you)
The gender pay gap. It’s a hotly debated topic. Check the comments of any social media post about it, and you’ll likely find an army of people telling you that the gender pay gap is real. And an army of people telling you it is not. There is actually plenty of evidence that demonstrates the difference in pay between genders, and it is hands down women who… Read More »The Gender Pay Gap. (Women are paid less than men and it’s not OK)
A quick scroll through social media or a news website and you’re likely to see a post about the environment. The internet is full of articles providing ‘top tips for eco-friendly living’. Packed with ideas, they help us change our bad habits, stop climate change, and save the world. But what happens when you take a more zoomed out look at what is going on? There is… Read More »Are businesses doing enough to stop climate change?
40% Of Green Claims Are Misleading – six reasons your favourite brand might not be as ethical as you think
Consumer trends are changing with more of us now willing to pay extra for items that come from ethical and sustainable brands. And with brands becoming increasingly aware of these changing consumer habits, they are making more and more green claims promoting how ethical they are. But just how much of this is true? A recent investigation found that 40% of green claims made online are… Read More »40% Of Green Claims Are Misleading – six reasons your favourite brand might not be as ethical as you think
Customers, employees, new hires, suppliers, regulators and investors have one thing in common right now – they’re all judging companies by their business behaviour, on a local and global scale. The role businesses are expected to play in society goes far beyond supporting economic health these days and corporations are being called upon to serve a wide range of interests – no longer beholden to… Read More »Our Unique YouGov Survey Reveals Exactly How You Want Businesses to Behave
January 4th. The date when the average CEO of a large UK business has been paid the same amount their average employee will earn in one year. 4 days! Though if you want to look on the bright side, in the US it’s 1.5 days. Gah. And usually it’s 119 times the average employee salary. To coin a phrase, ‘Are they worth it?’? Back in… Read More »Why CEO pay should be in proportion with the rest of the employees
In our survey 76% of people cared wanted businesses to pay suppliers quickly, but why? Because if they pay suppliers quickly, their cash flow is stable. And the success of our small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) is key to the stability of the UK’s finances and employment in our societies. Did you know, according to the Federation of Small Businesses: There are over 6… Read More »Why a company should pay suppliers quickly