Last year Barclays, Samsung and Freeport McMoran sweared they are good and not harming anyone. Barclays – betting on food and therefore making people starve all over the planet – was not convincing enough and won the Jury award for the most harmful company in 2011. Vale – the company building dams in the Amazon – was awarded by the public for the second award for its bad environmental impact. Over 88’000 people had voted.
Now, the Public Eye Award will also be given to a bad company this year. Until the 15th of September you can nominate whatever corporation you want on the official page. The organizers – Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland – write: “the organization that nominates the winner of the Jury Award will be invited to join us in Davos in late January, to present its case at our international press conference.” Unfortunately, it is still quite easy to think about bad companies which are worth nominating. What are your ideas?
I will keep you posted about the nominations and the awards.