Test Your Knowledge: Company Connections

Think you’ve got a handle on who’s behind the products you use every day? Take our short quiz to test your knowledge on the companies behind some of the most well-known items out in the marketplace.



Understanding what and who is behind the products you buy is an important step in bringing transparency to the marketplace. To learn more about company connections, check out the company pages at GoodGuide.

About Sheila Viswanathan

Sheila Viswanathan focuses on educating individuals on how to make healthier dietary choices. She received her doctoral degree in Nutrition and Public Health from Teachers College, Columbia University and is certified as a registered dietitian.
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2 Responses to Test Your Knowledge: Company Connections

  1. bryanquigley says:

    There is a trick question on there.. Brawny is owned by Georgia Pacific Corporation which is then owned by the Koch Industries. Koch_Industries being the group that is spreading anti-global warming propaganda, and has quite a bad record (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_Industries#Environmental_and_safety_record)
    Good Guide should point this out on all there pages and factor in the parent company in all cases!

    • Sheila Viswanathan says:

      Thanks for pointing this out! In most cases, parent-child company relationships are displayed on GoodGuide. However, this is a unique case. Georgia Pacific is indeed owned by Koch Industries. According to our company research analysts, we score Georgia Pacific independently as the company has its own sustainability report (indicating that it’s likely to have independent management on environmental and social governance issues). There’s a lot of change when it comes to companies, so we assess relationships on an ongoing basis in an effort to stay as updated as possible.

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