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US: Nike Sued for Greenwash
SocialFunds.com
March 2nd, 2001
Marc Kasky, a self-described environmentalist, viewed the Ernst and Young audit as an opportunity. Enlisting the support of San Francisco attorney Alan Caplan, he filed a suit against Nike in April of 1998. The suit claims that Nike's assertions about the labor conditions in its Asia factories amounted to false advertising.

BP: Beyond Petroleum or Beyond Preposterous?
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
December 14th, 2000
BP says it's a leader in moving the world "Beyond Petroleum" to protect the environment. A closer look shows that their ad campaign is Beyond Belief.

Shell's Climate Greenwash
by CorpWatch
November 20th, 2000
THE HAGUE -- It is virtually an unspoken irony here that the climate change negotiations are taking place in Royal Dutch Shell's home town. Shell, one of the world's largest oil corporations, is responsible for a great deal of global warming gasses.

Shell: Clouding the Issue
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
November 15th, 2000
Shell wants you to believe that they're working to curb climate change. But Greenwash Guru Kenny Bruno takes a deeper look at Shell's latest ad campaign and finds they're full of hot air.

USA: Why I'm Skipping the Olympics
by Kaliya YoungSan Francisco Chronicle (Opinion)
September 17th, 2000
My perspective on the Games gradually shifted. I began to see that my sacrifices were going to be used by the Olympic Games and their sponsors for ends that conflicted with my fundamental values. My competitive performance would not just be a part of a world community gathering to compete in the spirit of fair play, good will and global unity, but rather it would be sold to the highest corporate bidder for their own commercial gain.

Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes: The World Bank
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
April 22nd, 2000
In honor of this Award, World President James ''Bonds'' Wolfensohn will receive a low-interest loan to pay for his upcoming Toxic Tour of World Bank Project sites.

Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes: Royal Dutch Shell
by Kenny BrunoSpecial to CorpWatch
April 22nd, 2000
Let's give credit where credit is due: When it comes to greenwash, Shell is simply superb.

CorpWatch Names Winners of Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes
by CorpWatch
April 20th, 2000
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ford Motor Company ran over the competition and won the Grand Prize of the Corporate Watch Earth Day 2000 Greenwash Sweepstakes Awards.

USA: Top 10 Greenwashing Companies of 1999
Earth Day 2000
March 30th, 2000
ATLANTA (March 30) -- Just in time for April Fool's Day, Earth Day 2000, the consumer clearinghouse for the environmental decade, released ''Don't Be Fooled,'' its annual report highlighting the top 10 greenwashers of the previous year.

BP Amoco's ''Plug in the Sun'' Program
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
July 1st, 1999
The competition was intense for this season's special Greenhouse Greenwash Award. The TRAC Greenwash Committee received nominations for five of the largest corporate climate culprits on earth: Chevron, Exxon, Mobil and Shell. But BP Amoco, the British company made up of British Petroleum and Amoco combined, one-upped its fellow oil giants to grab the Summer award for Greenhouse Greenwash.

Ford & the Nazi War Efforts
by Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
November 1st, 1998
The Ford Motor Company's commercial-free sponsorship of NBC's airing of "Schindler's List," the epic movie about the Holocaust, was a class act. Nevertheless, it would be remiss of us here at CorpWatch, not to point out Ford's contribution to Nazi war efforts.

Mitsubishi and Laguna San Ignacio
by Joshua KarlinerCorpWatch
March 1st, 1998
Our quarterly Greenwash Award goes to the Mitsubishi Group of Companies for its ceaseless efforts to portray its various businesses -- some of the most destructive on earth -- as environmentally friendly.

Mitsubishi vs. Reality
by Dr. Mark SpaldingCorpWatch
March 1st, 1998
Here is a point by point rebuttal of Mitsubishi's claims regarding its proposed salt works at Laguna San Ignacio written by Mark Spalding.

Monsanto
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
December 1st, 1997
Monsanto IS unquestionably a world leader in agricultural genetic engineering, and has staked its future on that business. It has moved aggressively with R&D, takeovers, mergers and lobbying. And, in the style of this age of greenwash, the company has initiated a slick campaign to convince a skeptical public that their genetic manipulation is a key to 'sustainable development.'

World Business Council on Sustainable Development
CorpWatch
June 1st, 1997
In honor of the United Nations General Assembly Special Session to mark the fifth anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit, this month's Greenwash Award goes to the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

Chlorine Chemistry Council
CorpWatch
April 1st, 1997
This month's winner is the Chlorine Chemistry Council (CCC). The CCC is a U.S.-based lobby group representing a chlorine subcommittee of another U.S. industry group, the Chemical Manufacturers Association. Amidst the groundswell of evidence that chlorine chemicals and their accidental byproducts are slowly destroying life on earth, the CCC is responding with gigantic public relations campaigns and contributions to Washington politicians.

Ford Motor Company
CorpWatch
February 1st, 1997
This month's winner is Ford Motor Company. Ford placed this advertisement in the May 1996 issue of Popular Science -- a lovely mirage-like image of a silver car in a field of beautiful, pink and red flowers. Puffy, white clouds and majestic, purple mountains form a dreamy backdrop for Ford's new car. The ad is truly eye-catching.

WMX Technologies
CorpWatch
January 1st, 1997
The second Greenwash Award goes to the U.S. transnational corporation WMX Technologies for its advertisement in the ''Financial Times,'' on May 19, 1994. WMX Technologies, formerly Waste Management Incorporated, and sometimes known as Waste Management International, claims that raising environmental standards is its whole business. However, Greenpeace has tracked the activities of WMX and its subsidiaries for almost a decade and has documented the company's nefarious activities around the world, finding that WMX does more to obstruct strict environmental regulations than it does to strengthen them.

The World of Greenwash
by Kenny BrunoCorpWatch
January 1st, 1997
The world's leading ozone destroyer takes credit for leadership in ozone protection. A major agrichemical manufacturer trades in a pesticide so hazardous it has been banned in many countries, while implying it is helping feed the hungry.

Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI)/Zeneca
CorpWatch
December 1st, 1996
The first Greenwash Award goes to Imperial Chemical Industries PLC (ICI)/Zeneca**, for its full page advertisement ''Paraquat and Nature Working in Perfect Harmony.''

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