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.

Here’s why:

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

But when the main method of campaigning is political – like influencing political parties – this is carried out by Friends of the Earth Limited in support of Friends of the Earth Trust.

It’s a very important difference. Charities are only allowed to campaign politically as long as it doesn't become the main way they work.

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