Insight of the Week: One in Five Companies Have Been Accused of Greenwashing

As companies communicate more about environmental and social topics, they also face scrutiny about their actions and impacts. Where there is a perceived disconnect between statements of intent and actual activities, accusations of greenwashing soon follow.

According to Corporate Affairs professionals, just over one in five organizations have been accused of greenwashing in the past. This is particularly common among respondents in Europe (32%) and the consumer products/retail sectors (41%).

Source: Oxford-GlobeScan Global Corporate Affairs Survey 2022, n=221, 2022