Lord Coe’s claim that London 2012 will be the greenest ever Olympic Games is “corporate spin” say human rights groups, who yesterday launched a campaign to highlight the environmental record of three multinational sponsors.
BP, Rio Tinto and Dow Chemical Company, who have paid tens of millions of pounds to become Olympic sponsors, collectively face allegations of causing environmental degradation, damaging public health and failing to clean up their pollution.
The companies, who are respectively providing fuel for the Olympic fleet, metal for medals and an ornate stadium wrap, arecriticised by a coalition of international grassroots organisations as part of their ‘Greenwash Gold 2012’ campaign in London.
See http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/greenest-ever-olympics-claims-dismissed-as-corporate-spin-7647995.html