Forty multinationals are among some 4,000 firms on an air pollution blacklist released Thursday.
Top companies such as Michelin China, Sina-Mars Group APP in China, the joint ventures of Toyota and Ford, and subsidiaries of Sinopec figure on the list of the China Air Pollution Map, compiled by the Beijing-based non-governmental Institute of Public and Environment Affairs (IPEA).
“We started collecting the records of polluters in 2004,” said Ma Jun, director of the institute.
Besides information about the polluters, the institute’s latest database also records air quality and air pollution sources in 150 cities in the southern parts of the country. [Full Text]