Ethical consumption: activities carried out in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000 and 2012

Ethical consumption behaviors carried out at least once a year in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2000 and 2012*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 29, 2012
Ethical consumption: activities carried out in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000 and 2012 This statistic displays ethical consumption behaviors carried out at least once a year in the United Kingdom in 2000 and 2012. In 2012, 50 percent of respondents reported avoiding a product or service on the basis of a company's responsible reputation.
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Ethical consumption behaviors carried out at least once a year in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2000 and 2012*

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20002012
Recycled73%92%
Supported local shops/suppliers61%74%
Talked to friends/family about a company's behavior58%55%
Avoided product/service on basis of company's responsible reputation44%50%
Chose product/service on basis of company's responsible reputation51%50%
Bought primarily for ethical reasons27%42%
Recommended a company on basis of company's responsible reputation52%41%
Actively sought information on company's responsible reputation24%33%
Felt guilty about unethical purchase17%31%
Actively campaigned on environmental/social issues15%24%
20002012
Recycled73%92%
Supported local shops/suppliers61%74%
Talked to friends/family about a company's behavior58%55%
Avoided product/service on basis of company's responsible reputation44%50%
Chose product/service on basis of company's responsible reputation51%50%
Bought primarily for ethical reasons27%42%
Recommended a company on basis of company's responsible reputation52%41%
Actively sought information on company's responsible reputation24%33%
Felt guilty about unethical purchase17%31%
Actively campaigned on environmental/social issues15%24%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Dec 29, 2012
This statistic displays ethical consumption behaviors carried out at least once a year in the United Kingdom in 2000 and 2012. In 2012, 50 percent of respondents reported avoiding a product or service on the basis of a company's responsible reputation.
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