In September 2021 Ethical Consumer's boycott of Amazon, called in 2012, was still ongoing.
The boycott was called because in 2011 Amazon, the world's biggest online retailer, generated sales in the UK of £2.9bn yet paid only £1.8m in corporation tax. The figure should have over £8 million.
These tax dodging activities weren't illegal but Ethical Consumer agreed with the MP's who attacked their “immoral” accounting practices.
At a time when UK public services were being slashed and household budgets were under increasing strain Ethical Consumer felt it unfair that big companies such as Amazon weren't paying their way.
The company lost a mark under the Boycott Call category.
Boycott list (12 January 2012)