Green sponsors, BAT bribes, US glass recycling and more RE100 pledges
Greenwashing by corporate sponsors at COP21
Research by the Bureau for the Appraisal of Societal Impacts for Citizen Information (Basic) and the Multinationals Observatory has revealed greenwashing by corporate sponsors of the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21).
The survey assessed the greenhouse gas reduction policies implemented by 10 major French sponsors at COP21. Results indicate that the majority of the companies do not publish data on CO2 emissions, half do not consider their lifecycle carbon footprint, and only one, Électricité de France, is reducing emissions in line with EU targets of 20% by 2020, 40% by 2030, and 80% by 2050.
Of the 10 corporations analysed, none met all three criteria of assessment data trans-parency, accounting of emissions across the value chain, and emissions reductions meeting EU objectives. Five firms Accor, Kering, L’Oréal, Michelin and Renault were unable to demonstrate emissions cuts of the scale needed to avoid dangerous global warming.
BAT sabotaging anti-smoking laws
British American Tobacco (BAT) is being accused of bribery in several African countries, in a bid to undermine anti-smoking laws.