1.28.2011

Rainforest Destroyer Wins People's Award

Within sight of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Berne Declaration (BD) and Greenpeace today denounced the particularly flagrant human rights abuses and environmental sins committed by corporations.
The jury-selected Global Award was presented to the South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti. The People’s Award, determined by internet voting, went to the Finnish agrofuel concern Neste Oil. Over 50,000 people took part in the online voting.

For the web-based Public Eye People’s Award, mobilizing more than twice as many voters this year as in 2010, Neste Oil cleaned up with 17'385 votes, thus relegating BP (13'000) and Philip Morris (8'052) to runners-up. The Finnish biofuel producer – and soon the world’s largest palm oil purchaser – sells bio-diesel Europe-wide under the shameless name “Green Diesel.” The huge jump in demand for palm oil fuels rain forest destruction in Indonesia and Malaysia, threatening the remaining refuges of the already endangered orangutan.

Read more about the award ceremony here:
www.publiceye.ch/en/news/


Check the final ranking:
www.publiceye.ch/en/ranking/

«Congratulate» the winner of the People's Award on Neste Oil's feedback page:
www.nesteoil.com/default.asp?path=1,42,801

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