Public Eye Awards Nominations
Public Eye Awards for the worst cases of corporate misdeeds
The Public Eye Awards have been announced for 2013 and include seven companies from four different continents. Organised since 2000, it is run by Berne Declaration and Greenpeace and reminds the corporate world that social and environmental misdeeds have consequences - for the affected people and territory, but also for the reputation of the offender.
This year’s short-list features the seven most egregious cases of corporate crime selected by a newly conceived jury of internationally known business ethicists from 20 expert reports about potentially deserving candidates. The reports were compiled by the Institute for Business Ethics at the University of St. Gall and the companies nominated by more than 50 NGOs from all over the globe.
Online voting for the worst offender of the year runs until midday January 23, 2013.
On 24 January 2013 during the World Economic Forum, the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland will present the dreaded Public Eye Awards for the worst cases of corporate human rights abuses and environmental misdeeds.
Click on the company to find out more about why they have been nominated and vote for who you think is the worst offender.
The French energy and transport conglomerate is involved in corruption scandals all over the world. Alstom systematically bribes local politicians, sometimes in the seven figures, to secure contracts
Coal India sacrifices everything for profit: 205 workers died last year in the mines of which 239 lack an environmental permit.
The Swiss energy corporation is building a hard-coal fired power plant in Calabria, Italy, despite opposition of the local population
The South African mining company instructed the police and army to break a strike which resulted in 44 deaths and many more injured.
G4S is present in the occupied Palestinian territories—manning checkpoints and managing prison security for Israel and is thus complicit in Israel’s illegal settlement policy and the torture of Palestinians in Israeli prisons. G4S is also on record for several deaths that occurred during forcible deportations by G4S personnel.
It is the first super-major oil company that plans to exploit the fragile Arctic in a high risk hunt for fossil fuels. Its already run in to trouble with the grounding of one of its ships in December 2012.
Pocketed horrendous fees to hide half of Greece’s public debt which eventually ruined Greece.
Who will receive the award, you decide!
Previous winners include, Barclays, Wal-Mart, KPMG, Shell, Dow, Walt Disney, citigroup, Novartis, Bridgestone, Glencore, Royal Bank of Canada and many more.
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