The whole procedure is aimed to help campaigners hold the most culpable companies, those at the heart of human rights and environmental abuses across the globe, to account. If you still need a reminder of why G4S deserve this honourable title of the worst company of the year, this video clip will hopefully trigger some memories:
Far from just providing abominable asylum housing in Yorkshire and Humberside, securing Israeli apartheid and even targeting 'high-risk areas' of conflict and war as emerging markets, the tentacles of G4S' subsidiary companies are steadily creeping around the globe. Your vote can help bring this murky outsourcing giant into the critical spotlight it deserves.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be providing you with a new reason every day to name and shame G4S as the worst company as 2012. It's time to hold this corporate giant to account.
As they say every new year, out with the old ...