After clocking over 25,000 votes online, the world's second largest mining firm was declared the winner of The Public Eye, an annual awards ceremony organised by Swiss nonprofit, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland. The awards website notes that Vale is constructing the Belo Monte dam in the middle of an Amazonian rainforest, "with devastating consequences for the region's unique biodiversity and indigenous tribes." Last year's winners were Finnish energy corporation Neste Oil and South African mining company AngloGold Ashanti. Source.I went to Vale's home page to have a look at the demon, and I found green beautiful and happy photos together with messages like this: "As a leading global company in the mining sector, we are committed to sustainable development. To this end, we invest in the responsible, integrated management of economic, environmental and social issues."
As usual it's a case of looking good while doing bad.
Now I wonder how the average person in this world can do something to not support a company like this.