Every year in August, Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland send out a worldwide call for the nomination of corporations with a dismal record in terms of social/environmental responsibility. After a careful assessment of each proposal candidates are submitted to an in-house jury of experts. These experts select the six most relevant and deplorable cases. In Mid-October we contact the people who nominated the shortlisted candidates and jointly compile a detailed case study. In Mid-November, based on these documents, the jury selects the winners. In January 2012, the six shortlisted cases are published in press releases and on this website - the voting begins. End of January 2012 the winners will be presented their shameful awards in an international media conference in Davos. The organizations who nominated the winners will present their cases at that media conference in Davos.
2. Key Criteria
The most important criteria in evaluating a nomination are the following:
- The cogency and substance of the allegations and the credibility of the nominating organization/person
- Scope, relevance, and topicality of the alleged bad practices
- Media attractiveness in terms of surprise element, celebrity factor, potential for scandal, geographical proximity.