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Top 10 consumer brands profiting from the tar sands

The tar sands may seem a long way away, but the oil companies working there, the banks that are financing them, and companies providing other crucial services are right on your doorstep. Many have consumer-facing brands.

We've been doing some digging and found that the companies below are profiting from tar sands, either directly or through the provision of infrastructure and machinery.

Superdrug (owned by Hutchison Whampoa)
Nouvelle paper products (Koch Industries Inc)
‘3’ mobile phone network (owned by Hutchison Whampoa)
Royal Bank of Scotland
Liebherr Fridges
Lycra (Koch Industries Inc)