Increased public awareness of environmental issues has forced American industry to address these them. However, many of these companies resort to greenwashing. Greenwashing is the act of misleading the public regarding the environmental practices of a company or the environmental benefits of a product, service, or business line. 24/7 Wall St. has put together a list of the Top Ten Greenwashers in America.
Each company on the list is a heavy polluter, but invest heavily in creating the 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. See the list below:
1. General Electric
2. American Electric Power
5. Archer Daniels Midland
6. Waste Management, Inc.
7. International Paper
9. Dow Chemical
10. General Motors
To read the details about how each of these organizations invests heavilty in supporting the environment, how much polluting they are doing and the methodology used to determine that they belong on the list visit 247wallstreet.
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