Good On You Ethical Detectives

Our voluntary Ethical Detectives provide much of the raw data that makes Good On You useful. They help us to make it easy for people to take account of their ethical priorities when shopping.

In an ideal world, all brands would be fully transparent. They would tell their customers about their impacts on the environment, on labour and on animals. Unfortunately there is a fair way to go before this becomes true for most brands.

To fill this gap, Good On You undertake primary research to help our team create robust ethical brand ratings.

Become an Ethical Detective

We’re building Good On You as a service with broad appeal, and ultimately we want to move ethical consumption from the margins to the mainstream. That means we’d like to rate as many brands and products as possible so that consumers have a larger range of purchasing options. This is where you as an ethical detective comes in.

Are you passionate about sustainability, fair trade and/or animal welfare? We are looking for home-based volunteer researchers to help us increase the information available to consumers about the ethical performance of brands. As long as you have a passion for one or more of these areas, and you have good attention to detail, you would be fit to become an Ethical detective!

If you think this is you, apply online here.

As well as knowing that you are contributing to a great project, this opportunity will provide successful applicants with valuable research experience and knowledge about ethical business practices.

What our Ethical Detectives have achieved

Good On You Ethical Detectives have rated over 1200 clothing, footwear and accessory brands, most of which are not rated by any other service. Ethical detectives rate brands using our custom built tool. The research work of Ethical Detectives is reviewed by Good On You verifiers who use it to score each brand, add supplementary information and help define an overall rating. Finally, the work is checked by staff and then uploaded to the app.

Your Role

As an Ethical Detective, you will sort the good guys from the baddies to rate brands and products against specified criteria. Working wherever you have access to a computer and the Internet, you’ll research and rate brands according to criteria developed by us in conjunction with reliable expert sources. Ethical Detectives commit to rating a minimum of three brands a week. Each brand typically takes 1 – 3 hours to complete (depending on how much information is available), which means we’re looking for people who are able to dedicate around 8 hours a week to the project. Learn more about how we rate here.

Your Rewards

Volunteering on this project is a flexible, convenient way to take action on issues you care about. You will contribute to building a valuable tool to help people better align their purchases with their values. You’ll be making a unique contribution to sustainability, and your work could potentially influence thousands of consumers to make better purchasing decisions. This will ultimately place pressure on brands to change they way they operate. It will also help you develop new skills. We’ll acknowledge your volunteer contribution in a way that works for you – for example a LinkedIn reference or a work reference.

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