"I stay away from anything I don't fully understand (and can't see if they're beneficial). Financial products are a good example."
— Richard Baird
"Cigarette branding for obvious ethical implications."
— Ben Powell
"Extremist religious/movement groups, family."
— Phil Stringfellow
"Gambling. Their business model should not be dependant on the illness of addiction."
"Online gambling and classified sites/businesses that include an adult services section (i.e. Village Voice Media)."
— Amara Poolswasdi
"Tobacco and religious organisations."
— Mark Bradford
"Oil/petrochemical, tobacco, companies with shady practices such as Monsanto."
— Abbas Arezoo
"Anything even remotely to do with the adult entertainment industry."
— Tim Phelan
"Tobacco and gambling are the two I would never touch."
— Guy Moorhouse
"Any type of business taking advantage of slave labour in third world countries."
— Lejla Kuric
"Our ethical policy excludes companies with poor human rights/exploitation or environmental records. Nestle, BP, etc."
— Dave McCourt
"If you work in the quasi-public sector (as I do) the only business' you can refuse to work with are those operating illegally or those which can probably 'bring [your] institution into disrepute'."
— Gabriel M. Clarke
"I've just refused to do pics for an abbatoir training resource *vegetarian shudder* for obvious reasons."
— Leanne J
— Josephine Jost
That last comment reminded me of one company I won’t work with.
Has your ethical stance ever ruled out (or won you) a client?