Greenpeace Annual Report

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ANNUAL
REPORT
2011

CONTENTS

01

Message from the Executive Director

3

02

Our Board of Directors

4

03

A New Warrior

6

04

Global Programme

8

05

Catalysing an Energy Revolution

10

06

Fukushima Rapid Response

14

07

Saving the Arctic

18

08

Protecting Our Forests

22

09

Defending Our Oceans

26

10

Creating a Toxic-Free Future

30

11

Campaigning for Sustainable Agriculture

32

12

People Power

34

13

Your Support – The Key to Successful Campaigns

36

14

Power Shift

40

15

Organisation Director’s Report

42

16

Financial Report Greenpeace International

44

17

Financial Report Greenpeace Worldwide

46

18

Environmental Report

48

19

New Policies, Better Practice

50

20

Human Resources Facts and Figures

52

21

Office Contact Details

54

Written and edited by:
Alexandra Dawe, Janet Dalziell, Steve Erwood, Aaron Gray-Block Acknowledgements:
We would like to thank the following people who contributed to the creation of this report. If we have forgotten anyone, they know that that our gratitude is also extended to them: Brian Blomme, Kristin Casper, Susan Cavanagh, Tommy Crawford, John Eussen, Brian Fitzgerald, Giorgi Gesini, Kate Hutchinson-Keesen, Caroline Jacobsson, Deirdre Lynn, Harry Moren, Sasha Naod, Jan Oldfield, Sarah Roberts, Therese Schumann, Daniel Simons, Steve Smith, Jenny Stannard, Mark Stewart, Jasper Teulings, Mike Townsley, Natalia Truchi, Eef Verkade, Rob Volmerink

Art Direction and Design by:
Atomo Design

© Jiri Rezac / Greenpeace

Cover image:
Greenpeace's new Rainbow Warrior sails along the Amazon River during her maiden voyage.
© Rodrigo Baléia / Greenpeace
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02

MESSAGE FROM THE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As I said just before being arrested on
an Arctic oil drilling rig: “I did this because
Arctic oil drilling is one of the defining
environmental battles of our age. I’m an
African but I care deeply about what’s
happening up here. The rapidly melting
cap of Arctic sea ice is a grave warning
to all of us, so it’s nothing short of
madness that [oil] companies … see it
Similarly Greenpeace’s use of online media as a chance to drill for the fossil fuels that gained considerable traction in challenging got us into this climate change mess in the first place. We have to draw a line

environmental abuse and the corporate
and say no more. I’m drawing that line
modus operandi. Through our Forest and
Detox campaigns, and the “VW Rebellion”, here and now in the Arctic ice.” we worked with online supporters to
Fukushima showed Greenpeace’s
challenge major corporations and their
capacity to act quickly; our nuclear team’s
destructive practices.
network of trained radiation specialists
– created in the knowledge that it was
With this, we have changed the way we
not if but when there would be another
count our supporters. We no longer refer
nuclear disaster – were able to investigate,
to having 3 million “financial supporters”,
document and expose the extent of
but instead talk of over 17 million people
who have given us approval and agency to radioactive contamination outside the contact them and work with them on future so-called exclusion zone. They provided independent information to a frightened

campaigns. They are all to be considered
public, forcing the relevant authorities to
Greenpeace supporters, partners and
improve protection measures.
collaborators, and together we have
become more effective and powerful.
Working with our office in Japan allowed
us to show that the Fukushima nuclear
Campaigning with people, rather than
crisis was man-made, albeit precipitated
simply for them, we continue to explore
by a natural disaster. This work played a
the power of working in and with
strong role in bringing about the nuclear
“movements”, something we are looking
phase-out in Germany and...
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