Croctail Party

June 9, 2009

The American advocacy and research organizaion CorpWatch has launched a snazzy new tool called Croctail this week. It’s probably one of the more useful search engines around, providing a wealth of information on corporations around the world – including their subsidiaries and links to CorpWatch’s excellent Crocodyl wiki directory.

So if you’re stuck for ammunition when debating Nestle’s marketing practices or wonder who the main players in Brazil’s textile industry are, it looks like a pretty damn good way of finding out.

For example, did you know that Exxon Mobil owns the largest power station in Hong Kong, which burns 9 million tonnes of coal per year? Or that Exxon uses a subsidiary called Seariver Maritime to shield itself from liability for future oil spillages?

I didn’t. For shame.


3 Responses to “Croctail Party”

  1. Watson Says:

    Surely it’s those Chinese who are building all those power stations and destroying the planet. Are you quite sure that a reputable firm like Exxon Mobil would take that kind of risk with our global welfare.

  2. szamko Says:

    Sorry to shatter your illusions old chap. It’s a veritable looking glass, that Croctail, so it is.

  3. Lena Zuniga Says:

    HI! I just wanted to let you know that we’ve just released a 2nd version of Croctail that now includes filings from 2003 to present. We’ll be updating the data every month or so. Please feel free to send us any comments. Thanks!

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