Research & Ratings
Ethical Category Definitions
23 ethical categories (18 Corporate Social
Responsibility rating categories and 5 product sustainability categories), and
thousands of stories or abstracts to choose from, Corporate Critic is a quick
and easy searching tool for finding the stories behind the companies on the
ethical considerations that are of most concern to you.
You can view our category definitions on our Ethical Consumer website: environment, animals, people, politics, product sustainability.
Under broad ethical headings such as `Armaments' which is within the 'People' category,
subscribers can search 14 sub-categories, ranging from `Banking or investment
relationship with a company criticised in this area', to `unspecified strategic
services to the military'.
All stories on the database must have at least one
The Ethical Categories function allows subscribers to see all the
companies grouped under a particular ethical sub-category heading, thereby aiding swift research and company performance comparisons.