Booksellers

 

 

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Companies at the top are the best, at the bottom the worst.

company
overall
ranking
environ-
ment
human
rights
labor
ethics &
governance
health &
safety
1

n/i

n/i

n/i

C

n/i

2

n/i

n/i

n/i

D

n/i

3

n/i

n/i

D

D

n/i

Notes: Rankings proceed from top to bottom with companies at the top as more responsible within the industry and those at the bottom as the less responsible. Letter grades go in this order: A (best),B,C,D,F(worst) with plus (+) and minus (-). "n/i" means we don't have enough information to give a letter grade for that category. The color coding is another corporate responsibility indicator, in the order Green (best), Yellow, Orange, Red (worst). Companies in the green zone are sustainable and working towards creating a greener planet (most industries will not have companioes in the green zone as there are no companies that can be considered sustainable in that industry). Companies red zone have poor environmental and social responsibility records and should be avoided if possible. 'Orange' companies are not quite as bad as 'red' and ' yellow' zone are slightly better than orange. Orange and yellow companies have a ways to go before they can be considered green.

Fast facts about the booksellers industry

  • National book retailers have been using their influence to secure favor with publishers in order to secure cheaper prices and preferential treatment, making it increasingly difficult for small booksellers to compete.
  • A civil suit was brought against Amazon, a leader in the industry, when the company violated customers’ online privacy.
  • The industry has also been hostile to unions and many workers attempting to start union activity have been fired.
  • Use Go Green to find local alternatives to chain-store retailers and support local business.