Adventures in Ethical Consumerism

Monday, January 31, 2005

Ten Worst Corporations of 2004

The Multinational Monitor has published its annual Ten Worst Corporations report.

Each year, they challenge themselves to avoid nominating any of the corporations that were in the top ten the previous year. Presumably this is to avoid a repetitive, 'usual suspects' scenario with the same bad guys coming out on top every time.

So, here are the top Ten Worst Corporations of 2004:

Abbot Laboratories
American International Group Inc. (insurance)
Coca-Cola
Dow Chemical
GlaxoSmithKlein
Hardee's (fast food)
Merck
McWane (manufacturer)
Riggs Bank
Wal-Mart

You can read the full article here, or a more easily digestible summary here.

5 Comments:

  • Thanks for this. What's even scarier - if its possible - is that these companies then own what seems like half the world... and its SO hard to work out what.

    By Blogger birdychirp, at 9:51 PM  

  • They don't own you, if you can manage to keep your money away from them!

    By Blogger beev, at 8:19 AM  

  • And I do avoid them. I suppose I just find these corporations who own all these other things pretty depressing.

    By Blogger birdychirp, at 7:33 PM  

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