Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Companies Responsibility Rated with Scryve

Want to know what a company is really like before you do business? Scryve is a new web site/tool to help you find out. Scryve rates companies on a scale of 1 - 10 (10 being the best) on their environmental and community responsibility.

So, for example Wal Mart rates a 3:
"Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Fossil fuels fuel their revenue. Their centralized inventory means that goods travel enormous distances to arrive at their final destination. That same system also means that there is very little likelihood of walmart stores being a significant supporter of local economic efforts with out a lot of effort and long term commitment to change. They dispose of materials in an unsatisfactory way..."

General Motors, despite some recent progress, still ranks a 2:
"In early 2008, the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) ranked GM as the 19th worst polluter in the US on its Toxic 100 Index. This organization is an independent branch of the University of Massachusetts and seeks to promote human rights and environmental sustainability with the use of research. Some of the criteria that are used to rank the Toxic 100 Index include the amount of emissions, the toxicity of the emissions and how close the plant is to large population areas."

And Starbucks ranks a surprising 6
"A significant proportion of this company's income is generated by goods that support a healthy environment. The environmental impact is clearly an important factor in their decision making process, and reduction of greenhouse gasses has been a priority. We see this as a strong step towards them becoming responsible stewards of this world. Starbucks Corporation Fossil fuels fuel their revenue; a lot of effort and long term commitment is the only way these guys will ever be green. They dispose of materials in an unsatisfactory way."
If you'd like to check the rating of the companies you do business with, or work for visit scryve.com. Scryve is a wiki, which means if you know alot about a particular company you can contribute and share your information. I'll try to include Scryve ratings as I continue the Truth series.

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