High street shops under attack for their ethics [UK]

Author: Henrykl Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner [UK], Published on: 20 June 2002

High street shops have scored poorly in a survey rating businesses on their support for ethical trading practices. The survey...awarded marks to businesses according to their stance on issues such as child labour, poverty wages and poor working conditions. The Co-op, Body Shop and DIY chain B&Q all scored highly. But the survey said most high street shops either had no code of conduct to cover unfair trading issues, refused to publish one or declined to allow their codes to be independently checked.

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Related companies: B&Q (part of Kingfisher) Body Shop (part of Natura) Kingfisher