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Toxic 100 & company responses - 2008

In April 2008, the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) of the University of Massachusetts issued its second "Toxic 100" list identifying, according to PERI, "the top U.S. air polluters among the world's largest corporations. The index relies on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Risk Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) project. The starting point for the RSEI is the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory (TRI), which reports on releases of toxic chemicals at facilities across the United States."

Ranking

The Toxic 100: The Top Corporate Air Polluters in the U.S. - PERI [main page]
- Top Corporate Air Polluters Named - PERI, 10 Apr 2008 [press release]
- Toxic 100 Air Polluters Index: 2008 report, based on 2005 data

- The Toxic 100: New Report on Polluting Companies Hopes to Empower Communities and Shareholders - Francesca Rheannon, SocialFunds, 28 Apr 2008

Company responses

The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the top 10 companies on the list to respond.  Their responses follow, with PERI's rejoinders below:

  1. Du Pont response
  2. Nissan response [DOC]
  3. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) response [DOC]
  4. Bayer response [DOC]
  5. Dow Chemical response [PDF]
  6. Eastman Kodak response [DOC]
  7. General Electric (GE) response [DOC]
  8. Arcelor Mittal response [DOC]
  9. U.S. Steel response [DOC]
  10. ExxonMobil response [DOC]
PERI rejoinders

 

PERI then sent rejoinders to each of the 10 companies [DOC]

 
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30 April 2008

Response by Arcelor Mittal: "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including ArcelorMittal.

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30 April 2008

Response by Archer Daniels Midland: "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including ADM.

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30 April 2008

Response by Bayer: "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including Bayer.

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30 April 2008

Response by Dow Chemical: "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including Dow.

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30 April 2008

Response by DuPont: "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including DuPont.

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30 April 2008

Response by Nissan: "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including Nissan.

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30 April 2008

Response by US Steel (see United States Steel): "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including US Steel.

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29 April 2008

"Toxic 100" top US air polluters & company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

In April 2008, the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) of the University of Massachusetts issued its second "Toxic 100" list identifying, according to PERI, "the top U.S. air polluters among the world's largest corporations..." The Business ...

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Company response
29 April 2008

Response by Eastman Kodak: "Toxic 100" list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including Kodak.

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29 April 2008

Response by General Electric: Toxic 100 list of top air polluters, by Political Economy Research Institute, Univ. of Massachusetts - we invited top 10 to respond, including GE.

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