Friends of the Earth UK announces award nominations for "Best omission from a CSR report"

Source: Friends of the Earth, 28 September 2004

Friends of the Earth have announced the nominees for our annual Xposé Awards, which congratulate big business and their lobby groups for their efforts to ruin the planet.

The winners will be announced on 27th September at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton.
While some companies now produce reports on their CSR performance, there are no rules as to what goes in the report and what stays out.

Which company has published the glossiest report whilst skilfully omitting the biggest environmental damage or social impact?


BAE Systems – for failing to mention they make weapons that kill people.

Shell – for omitting how it ignores aggrieved community members, and it’s pollution record.

British American Tobacco – for backing anti-smoking schemes aimed at children while marketing cigarettes that kill.