While it’s mainly a reference for recognising animal derived ingredients in food, alcohol and other supermarket items, Veg*n Shopper: A Pocket Reference also includes lots of useful information including tips on:
• Genetic Modification and Animal Cruelty
• Environmental, Social & Governance Record
The information and ratings are collated from over 30 sources including Greenpeace True Food Guide, Choose Cruelty Free, Corporate Monitor, Reputex and the National Packaging Covenant.
As a quick summary, The Ethical Consumer Group gives these tips:
And when in doubt, always look for Australian made, organic, fairtrade, cruelty free, and recyclable, recycled, or minimal packaging.