Who gets your vote for the 2010 Corporate Hall of Shame? The award was created by Corporate Accountability International, a corporate watchdog organization that shines the light of public awareness on companies that practice corporate social IRRESPONSIBILITY. In other words: the companies who pad their pockets at the expense of human rights and the environment.
So which company gets your vote this year? I know. It’s a tough choice. So many cretins but only one vote. There’s the obvious contender–BP and their open ocean oil drilling spill and their half-hearted efforts to clean up the mess. Then there’s Monsanto and their ongoing damage to biodiversity and commitment to using humans as guinea pigs for their genetically-modified crops. And, of course, McDonald’s seems like a good choice considering their seeming support for obesity and related health problems. But then there’s Chevron and its oil disasters, destruction of the Amazon, and the cost of toxicity on human health.
Other nominees include: Nestle, Goldman Sachs, Pfizer, Chase, and of course, you can nominate another company who deserves to win the 2010 Corporate Hall of Shame award. But, whoever gets your vote, be sure to let your voice be heard. Companies need to know we expect more from them. They need to know we expect them to respect human rights and to tread lightly on the planet we all call home.