How we’re funded

Consumers International is the only global membership organisation working to advance consumer protection and empowerment. For over 60 years, Consumers International has worked directly with its members, 200 consumer advocacy organisations in over 100 countries, and partners to achieve its mission of a fairer, safer and more sustainable marketplace for all consumers.

The core of Consumers International’s funding is from membership contributions from consumer organisations around the world which are selected to join us as Members. Ensuring Consumers International has diverse and secure funding streams allows us to increase our collective reach and impact. Therefore, Consumers International also accepts funding from select foundations, national governments, multi-lateral agencies, the private sector, civil society and other sources.

All funding follows ethical guardrails and thorough processes, and our governance structure ensures that the independence of Consumers International is not compromised.

All funders that support Consumers International agree to guiding Principles of Engagement. Providing funding to Consumers International does not constitute an endorsement of a funder’s position, product or service.

All audited financial reports, our Board of Trustees and our Council can be found here.

This statement is updated on an annual basis. Next update – September 2024