From the clothes you wear to the bubble tea you drink, your purchases can have an impact in the world.
Now there’s a human rights ranking of Taiwanese bubble tea shops that can help you to become a more ethical consumer.
Why Rank Bubble Tea Shops?
Ethical consumption is a form of activism where people consider the human rights, moral beliefs and political values surrounding a good or service and how it is produced before making their purchase.
When consumers become more informed and buy more ethically, their collective purchasing power puts pressure on companies to change the ways they conduct their businesses or face lower profits.
The Bubble Tea Alliance
Snowball, a human rights group in Taiwan,said it decided to rank bubble tea as it is one
of Taiwan’s most beloved inventions that has since become synonymous with democracy.
During the 2019 Hong Kong protests, several bubble tea shops such as Coco came under fire after they refused to acknowledge Hong Kong’s fight for freedom and democracy.
How Does The Ranking System Work?
Companies were evaluated and scored based on:
- Labor or food violations
- Media coverage
- Franchising in China
- Support during HK protest
The Human Rights Bubble Tea Shop Ranking
When we buy more ethically, our collective purchasing power puts pressure on companies to change how they conduct their businesses.