Trust and Limited

Friends of the Earth is two distinct organisations:

Both are committed to:

  • the protection and improvement of the environment
  • a good life for everyone who lives on our planet
  • a green economy that respects the limits of the natural world.

But being a charity and a limited company means we can do our job better.

Most of our work – campaigning, research, education and publishing – is carried out by the charity, Friends of the Earth Trust.

Friends of the Earth Limited is not obliged to adhere to the Charity Commission guidance on political activity, but has chosen to as a matter of policy to avoid confusion in the eyes of the public by choosing different approaches to campaigning. In support of Friends of the Earth Trust, it chooses to work on issues that are potentially more politically or publicly contentious.

All our work is clearly identified as either Friends of the Earth Trust or Friends of the Earth Limited.