CR has been an independent non-profit from day one, all the way back to 1936. We are on consumers’ side, plain and simple. We believe the market works best when companies compete to better serve consumers. For that to work, consumers need meaningful choices, and modern tools to enable and inform those choices. We use the power of code and data to increase transparency, exercise rights, and increase our power in the marketplace.
We work to build a fair and just marketplace for all
What We Do
CR empowers and informs consumers, incentivizes corporations to act responsibly, and helps policymakers prioritize the rights and interests of consumers to shape a truly consumer-driven marketplace.
How can we build a digital marketplace that puts buyers and sellers on a fair footing?
What tools are needed to help consumers navigate the digital marketplace with confidence?
What rules, protocols and standards are needed to restore power to consumers?
How We Do It
We do this work alongside a community of technologists, entrepreneurs and advocates of diverse skills and backgrounds—on behalf of all consumers. We work openly, nurturing technologies and solutions that can advance consumers’ interest, which can be taken up by CR or like-minded partners to deliver new value to consumers.
Innovators at CR
Got an idea for a research project? Want to help us advocate for a fairer future? Or just want to ask a question?