Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Top Ten Greenwashing Companies in America

24/7 Wall St. has offered its list of the Top Ten Greenwashing Companies in America. According to the article,

Every company on this list makes a substantial investment in creating a perception that they are friendlier to the environment than their peers are or that they are on the side of good or that saving the global ecosystem should be part of a corporation’s broad public responsibility–its good citizenship. These firms often spend millions of dollars on advertising to support the way that their companies are perceived in the green world. But, hidden behind these efforts, each corporation on this list is a Herculean polluter. And, that fact points to a hypocrisy which is almost completely hidden from the public.

So who made the list?

  1. General Electric

  2. American Electric Power

  3. ExxonMobil

  4. DuPont

  5. Archer Daniels Midland

  6. Waste Management, Inc.

  7. International Paper

  8. BP

  9. Dow Chemical

  10. General Motors

To read a full description of why each company is on this list or to read the methodology, check out the 24/7 Wall St. article.

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