Ethical Consumer names the Co-op and M&S as greenest supermarkets

Ethical Consumer magazine has named the Co-operative and Marks & Spencer as the UK’s greenest supermarkets, based on a comparison of companies’ policies on ethical and environmental issues such as animal welfare, workers’ rights and sustainable sourcing.

In the run up to Christmas, Ethical Consumer urges shoppers to use retailers which have a track record of pursuing green policies, for example the Co-operative’s fish and renewable energy policies.

The Ethical Consumer survey, ‘Who’s best for your Christmas food shopping?’, included analysis of the corporate social responsibility reports of 19 supermarkets and convenience stores: the big seven supermarkets ASDA, The Co-operative, M&S, Waitrose, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco, as well as Budgens, Booth’s, SPAR, ALDI, Londis, McColl’s, Lidl, Costcutter, Premier, Netto, Iceland and Farmfoods.

For more information about the survey and a new buyer’s guide for supermarkets visit

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