Automobile Industry

 

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Companies at the top are the best, at the bottom the worst.

company
overall
ranking
environ-
ment
human
rights
labor
ethics &
governance
health &
safety
1

D

n/i

n/i

C

C

2

D

n/i

n/i

C

n/i

3

F

n/i

n/i

D

n/i

4

F

C

C

D

C

5

F

n/i

C

F

C

6

F

C

C

F

F

6

F

C

C

F

F

Notes: Rankings proceed from top to bottom with companies at the top as more responsible within the industry and those at the bottom as the less responsible. Letter grades go in this order: A (best),B,C,D,F(worst) with plus (+) and minus (-). "n/i" means we don't have enough information to give a letter grade for that category. The color coding is another corporate responsibility indicator, in the order Green (best), Yellow, Orange, Red (worst). Companies in the green zone are sustainable and working towards creating a greener planet (most industries will not have companioes in the green zone as there are no companies that can be considered sustainable in that industry). Companies red zone have poor environmental and social responsibility records and should be avoided if possible. 'Orange' companies are not quite as bad as 'red' and ' yellow' zone are slightly better than orange. Orange and yellow companies have a ways to go before they can be considered green.

Fast facts about the automobile industry

  • Today, automobiles emit roughly 10 percent of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, the main form of greenhouse gas pollution and vehicle emissions are the single most rapidly growing source of the carbon emissions contributing to global warming.
  • Despite these alarming statistics, automobile manufacturers have been active in opposing fuel economy legislation and using trade agreement loopholes to escape emission regulations.
  • In addition, these companies have been found guilty of dumping toxic chemicals into sewer systems and violating the Clean Water Act.
  • Visit Go Green to find sustainable modes of travel and Take Action to reign in the abuses of the automobile industry.