Introducing the Association of Conscious Consumers

The Association of Conscious Consumers (ACC) or in Hungarian Tudatos Vásárlók Egyesülete (TVE) has been promoting ethical, environmental and socially conscious consumption and lifestyle choices since 2001. Our team, which includes economists, engineers, marketing specialists, sociologists, lawyer, geographer, anthropologist and agricultural engineer, is dedicated to helping environmental and social issues make more of an impact in the personal decision making of consumers.

We have organized exhibitions, held various events including local foods fairs,  launched a lawsuit over a deliberately misleading marketing campaign,  given lessons to public and professional audience, built an interactive eco-map, conduct research, and published books, magazines and other informational materials. We also help facilitate cooperation and the exchange of best practices between and within groups of dedicated, conscious consumers and farmers. We reach more than a million people annually through our publications and campaigns.

Cooperation is key as we combine our expertise and experience to produce high quality results. We believe in what we do and enjoy our work while taking it very seriously.

If you would like to contribute to ACC’s continuing success with your own unique abilities and knowledge, please contact us.

 

Our team

  • We use reliable sources
    We base our statements and messages on research and facts from credible and verifiable sources of information.
  • We are financially independent
    We have never  received or accepted any kind of support from companies or businesses. We rely on revenue from public grant proposals, membership fees, selling publications, giving lectures and organizing events. If you are further interested, you can check our annual reports here.
  • We walk the talk
    We apply the principles of sustainability and sustainable, ethical consumption to our organization and throughout its operations.
  • We are committed
    For those working at the association, the issue of sustainable consumption is also important personally. Therefore, our personal commitment to the cause and our jobs drives us to do our very best; our dedication compels us to keep working to make the world a better place.
  • We see our partners as equals
    In our work we strive to serve all people equally and treat them with the respect they deserve as human beings. We make sure that our services and achievements include disadvantaged groups, women and men, the rich and poor, and elderly and young. As an employer, we are offering a family friendly, flexible workplace.
  • We are creative
    We continually strive to create and realize new projects while making sure our other activities remain up to date,  relevant and interesting. In this regard, the exchange of inspiring ideas and good communication are vital parts of our work. It is our intellectual development, both as a group and personally, that allows us to inspire one another, improve on our work and be creative.
  • We are critical
    We are not utopians nor blind to the realities of the world. We are open to other opinions and believe that there are multiple good solutions to any given problem. We critically examine ourselves, our operations, beliefs and assumptions, individually and as an organization, so that we can find the best possible solutions.
  • We are democratic
    We make decisions based on consensus with the participation of all our colleagues. We are open to debate and discussion the appropriate experts. We regularly evaluate our activities and performance so that we may improve them.
  • We are cooperative
    We make an effort to cooperate with other people and organizations because we can achieve more through cooperation and collaboration than by working alone. Our colleagues, volunteers and supporters help each other by sharing their knowledge and experience.

Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you

Your enquiries are important to us!

Email us: tve [at] tve.hu

Give us a call: + 36-1-225-8136

Write to us: Tudatos Vásárlók Egyesülete – Association of Conscious Consumers, Hungary 1114 Budapest, Móricz Zsigmond körtér 3/A fsz. 3.

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