1. Choose a product (If you're really stuck for ideas you can look at products listed in Parts and Manufacturers resources, or rated by rating services in the NGO's - Labor and Environment sectino)
2. List components/ingredients (may be listed on packaging, or on product website, or via a resource in Parts and Manufacturers)
3. Where do, or might, parts/ingredients come from? (See Parts and Manufacturers, product websites, Industry Overviews, News, Google)
4. Is your product or its company described in a rating or certification service? (See NGO's-Labor and Environment). If you cite a rating, say something about how the rating is derived.
5. Are there news articles about the social practices and/or environmental impact of your product/item? (See News, NGO's, Google)
6. What can you find out about transportation distances and profit margins for farmers/miners, assemblers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers? (See Cost and Transport, News, Google)
7. Are there scholarly articles about manufacturing processes/costs, or social or environmental impacts of this general sort of product, or products produced by this company? (See Peer-Reviewed Articles)