Ethical consumerism

First, what are we talking about, here ?... Well, about this : Ethical consumerism !...  
(Ou en d'autres termes, il se trouve que l'on parle ici de Consommation responsable...)

Here is the ultimate list of the best brands, with regard to the way they treat human beings as well as the environment...
All brands that are certified "FAIR TRADE" or "ORGANIC"... Naturally !...
Also, one might want to include these in the top category : Montezuma chocolate, Mountain Equipment, Tom's of Maine
Here is a list of a few borderline companies...
Acer, American Apparel, Apple, Aries, Arm & Hammer (toothpaste), Best Western (hotels), Black & Decker, Calvin Klein, Canon (printers),Channel, Chikita (bananas), Coleman (sleeping bags), Colgate, Dell, Del Monte (fruit juice), Eden (fruit juice), Disney Shop (toys), Dunkin' Doughnuts, Energizer (rechargeable batteries), Fender (electric guitars), Fujifilm, Garnier, Gibson (electric guitars), Haagen Dasz, Hard Rock Cafe, Hilton (hotels), Holiday Inn (hotels), Huggies, Huskvarna, IBM, Kettle, Lexmark, Lego, Lowblaw, Makita, Minolta, New Balance, Nintendo, Olympus (cameras), Raleigh (bicycles), Ravensburger (toys), Red Bull, Rice Dream, Sanyo, Sensodyne, Star (printers), Subway, Thorntons, Tresemme (shampoo), Virgin, Xerox,
And finally, here is the ultimate BLACKLIST of the worst companies, that might prove officially eligible for no less than a good BOYCOTT in due form !...
Advil, Aero, After Eight, Ajax, Amazon (books), Aquapura (bottled water), Ben & Jerry (ice cream), Body Shop, Budweiser, Cadbury, Coca-Cola, Costco, Cover Girl, Crayola, Crest, Heinz, Dole (bananas), Doritos, Dove, Dr Pepper, Esso (ExxonMobil), Del Monte (bananas), Estée Lauder, Kellog, Kit Kat, Kodac, Galaxy (chocolate), Gatorade, Gilette, Gucci, Hellman's, Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essence, Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, HP Sauce, Ikea, Lacoste, Levis (jeans), Lipton, L'Oreal, Maxwell House, Maybelline, Mars, Merrel, Metro, Minolta (cameras), Microsoft, Monopoly, Nescafe, Nestle, Neutrogena, Nike, North Face, Oil of Olay, Palmolive, Pampers, Panasonic (rechargeable batteries), Pantene, Pepsi,  Pepto-Bismol, Perrier (bottled water), Pizza-Hut, Pringles, Reebook, Samsung, Seven Up, Shell, Smarties, Snickers, Sobeys (IGA), Sony, Starbucks, Tampax, Tesco, Texaco, Tommy Hilfiger, Toshiba, Toyota, ToysRUs, Tropicana, Twirl, Twix, Uncle Ben, Vicks, V8, Weight Watcher's, Yamaha


Main source : Ethical consumer (not exactly free : about 50 $ CAN for a yearly subscribtion to the magazine...)

And just in case it might help to sort it all out, here is a little trick, by the way : pay a little more, and get quality instead of cheap stuff !...

See also How about a little CAR RATING, while we're at it !?!...

Finally, here are also some interesting LINKS...


So how about a little CAR RATING, while we're at it !?!...



Here are the cars that could be considered as being the LEAST problematic among those presently available on the market, at least...
BMW, Hyunday, Kia, Mini cars, Peugeot, Renault, Rolls Royce, Subaru, Suzuki
Here are a few more cars that might be considered a little more "borderline"...
Audi, Ferrari, Fiat, Honda, Lamborghini, Mazda, Mercedez-Benz, Nissan, Smart Cars, Volkswagen,
And finally, here the ultimate winners with regard to the production of engines that proves just as disastrous for the human being as it can be for the environment !...
Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Hummer, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexux, Mitsubishi, Range Rover, Saab, Toyota, Vauxhall, Volvo