Retailers and companies have never been under more scrutiny, and with many people choosing to give their custom to shops with more ethical credentials, more and more consumers are doing their research before they buy. With Lego in the news recently after making the decision not to continue advertising in the Daily Mail following criticism of its headlines, we decided to take a closer look at the issue.
Here at My Favourite Voucher Codes we like to take an ethical stance ourselves, so here’s some more information as to why using our codes can help more than just your bank balance, as well as some pointers on other retailers that have fine ethical credentials…
Giving Back to Those in Need
As well as giving 20% of our profits to charity every month, My Favourite Voucher Codes likes to make this process as democratic as possible. Not only can site users nominate causes and organisations that are close to their heart, but once we have selected three different contenders for our monthly donation, we feature a poll on our site so you can cast your vote as to who will receive that month’s contribution. Since My Favourite Voucher Codes started life in 2012, we’ve successfully raised over £50k for a large number of charities supporting a diverse range of causes.
This month’s three charities are Bliss Baby Charity, Bullying UK and Diabetes UK, so please feel free to vote in our poll right here. And for those of you looking to spend and save with some other ethical retailers, here are three which we proudly feature on our site…
The Ethical Consumer site is a good resource for those shoppers who’d like a bit more information on the ethical credentials of their favourite retailers, and WH Smith has consistently scored good ratings when they look at the issues of environmental reporting and supply chain management. Supporting your local high street branch is always a good idea, but if you don’t have one, they don’t stock what you’re after, or you simply want to take advantage of some better value online offers (and there’s nothing whatsoever wrong with that), you can use our WH Smith voucher codes to make a number of savings right now including 3 for the price of 2 on Ladybird books for grown-ups and a great price on the Zoella Book Club 8 Book Bundle (only £34.99).
Marks and Spencer
According the Ethical Consumer, you can rest easy of you want to shop with one of the UK’s most popular retailers because it came second in a number of categories in their clothes shop buyers’ guide as well as their supermarket buyers’ guide. Shopping online with Marks and Spencer promo codes can prove more convenient and cheaper if you’re looking for specific products, and one such example is a code that’s available for TODAY ONLY (that’s 21st November) that gets you 20% off clothing. And if you’re reading this after that date, you can still use their deal that gets £10 off first case orders with their Wine Club until 30th December.
Co-Operative Electrical Shop
It’s no secret that the entire Co-Operative Group has a reputation for good ethics, but many people don’t know that they are so much more than a local convenience store. Our Co-Operative Electrical Shop discount vouchers can make you some additional savings on appliances that you won’t find in your corner shop, and until 24th November you can get an extra £10 small appliance and audio purchases when you spend £100 or more, as well as savings on larger orders.
As you can see, putting aside a small amount of time to research your online retailer of choice can give you that extra peace of mind, and if you order online with My Favourite Voucher Codes, you can not only save money, but also ensure that some of the cost goes towards a deserving cause.
By Anna Scott, 21st November 2016