11 Apr '12, 2pm

Should BP be the Olympic green partner? CAMSOL's hoax gets people thinking via @BusinessGreen #greenwash

BP has been targeted by green campaigners over its role as sustainability partner for the London Olympics , after a hoax website this morning claimed the oil giant had been dropped from the position by the Games' organisers. A statement on the fake website, which had been designed to mimic the authentic Olympic Games website , said BP would be replaced as sustainability partner for the Games because a London Organising Committee (LOCOG) review had found BP did "not meet the standards required to be a champion for sustainability at London 2012, due to the extent of its global carbon emissions". FURTHER READING London air pollution climbs agenda in mayoral election FedEx and BP push the envelope with carbon-neutral deliveries The story was reported by City AM and LBC Radio before being swiftly corrected. LBC also interviewed a man masquerading as LOCOG's Sustainability Partn...

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