A lot of people boycott companies because they don't approve of their actions in marketing products or for performing animal testing. The British government has just released a list of companies who have failed to pay all their workers the minimum wage. Would you boycott a company or a product because they behaved in a way you consider unethical?
Certainly. For years I have not bought Nestle or anything to do with Murdoch. I avoid Coles and Woolworths brand products and would never touch their insurance or credit cards. I usually shop at smaller stores but if I am in the monopoly shops, I buy brand names even if they are dearer. I hate the way they treat farmers. The only way we can fight unfair business practices is with our buying power.
I do boycott companies I consider unethical, Nestle being top of the list! I am now considering whether I should stop using those who were not paying the minimum wage or if the fact they have been heavily fined and hopefully will now comply with the law will be enough punishment for them.
Nestle because of their abhorrent history of breaching WHO guidelines for advertising formula and the fact that their CEO stated that water isn't a human right and people shouldn't expect to get it for free.
There are others too. Usually because of the way they treat their workforce, or the way they damage the environment, and a couple because of animal testing.
Iwill not buy chicken/pork unless its not sow stall or not free range - altho its really hard to know whether the label is true.
I always wonder why, when so many businesses move o/s for cheap labour, but the price we pay is still high - how can clothing that we know, or can find out, is done with slave wage labour, but still have a $60++
price on it? Someone is doing very well out of this, and its not the worker or the buyer..!!!