Shouldn't we be considering ethics as well as environment and money saving?
in Green & ethical MoneySaving
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I welcome MSE's email explaining what happens now that my carefully chosen Pure Planet energy account has been taken over by Shell... a company with an apalling environmental and human rights record (see for example https://www.fairplanet.org/dossier/eco-crimes-shell-and-the-niger-delta/). Needless to say, I'll be switching away from them asap - but it's a good reminder that while we're busy trying to save money, we should also be considering the impact of our buying on the women and men that make the things we buy... or simply live in the area where our energy providers may be allowing oil spills to ruin their crops and livelihoods. MSE's email asked if Shell was green and provided a score... but no mention of human rights.
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I'm sure there is none that everyone would agree has an impeccable human rights record.
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Ecotricity probably fits the bill. I used to work, via an agency, as a meter reader for G4S and they lost the contract with Ecotricity because Ecotricity's customers didn't want to be associated with such a dodgy company.