Better World Shopper is a research project that reviews companies and analyzes their sustainability and ethics. The companies are rated by how they handle five main categories: human rights, environmental consideration, animal protection, community involvement, and social justice. The research project is marketed to consumers who are concerned about sustainability and social justice.
The research project used a database that organizes and analyzes data about the companies. It then assigns them a grade - A through F - based on the results of that data. The ten worst companies for sustainability and eco-friendliness are specially featured on the website, as well as the ten best ones.
*Exxon-Mobil not pictured.
Among the top ten worst are Exxon, Walmart, and General Electric. Click here for the full description of the research and the five factors that influence the ratings.
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