Google claims to be a company interested in renewable energy and sustainability, but some say the company’s policies regarding international commerce prove just the opposite. According to an investigation by the¬†organization Sum of Us, lenient enforcement of policies against selling products made from endangered animals is allowing criminals to continue the illegal ivory trade online.¬†Ivory retailers can not only be found through a simple Google search, but also appear as Google shops and in Google ads. The company says that they remove ivory ads when detected, but admits the monitoring system is lax. Sum of Us has started an online petition to put pressure on Google to crack down on ivory sales.

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