Exploitation of workers, human rights violations, environmental destruction, deliberate misinformation, corruption, or aggressive tax avoidance: the causes for nominations are diverse. The nominations are assessed by the Public Eye Team and appraised by the Institute of Business Ethics at the University of St. Gall. A jury of experts shortlists the most irresponsible companies for the People’s Award which are then published and put to vote on this website. The jury also decides on the winner of the Jury Award.

Nominations can be submitted all year round. If a nomination is submitted before the end of August, it will be considered for the Public Eye Award in January of the following year.