81% of consumers ‘buy in’ to sustainability

A NEW report has found that consumers are more likely to buy from responsible businesses.

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However, consumers aren’t clear about who is doing what, highlighting the need for businesses to get better at communicating their efforts.


The Sustainability Matters Report found that 90% of consumers are concerned about sustainability. ‘81% said they are likely to buy from a consumer brand with a positive approach to sustainability.’ And ‘nearly three-quarters of consumers (74%) say they would use a consumer brand that had adopted positive sustainability practices as a part of improving their own impact on the environment.’ Yet consumer confusion is rife, ‘with almost half of consumers (45%) unaware of any practices consumer brands have adopted to help encourage environmental sustainability.’