Company Lobbying


Last updated: October 2015

 

Companies lobbying for TTIP


Consumers can express their opposition to TTIP by avoiding the products of companies lobbying for the agreement.

 

Photo credit: Corporate Europe Observatory

 

If you are avoiding a company's products because of its lobbying on TTIP we would encourage you to contact the company to let them know. You can do this using the twitter buttons provided next to each company.

You can use our Product Guides to help find alternatives to each of these products.

Below is a list of some of the companies who are believed to be negotiating in favour of TTIP.

Some other brands of the main companies are listed in brackets after each name.

ONLINE

EBay (Gumtree)

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Facebook

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Google (Android)

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Mircosoft

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PHONES AND MOBILES

Blackberry

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BT Group (EE)

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Nokia

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Orange

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Samsung

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Telefonica (O2)

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Vodafone

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FOOD & DRINK

Coca-Cola

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Danone (Volvic, Cow & Gate)

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Mondelez International (Cadbury, Suchard, Terry’s, Kenco, Kraft)

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Nestlé (Perrier, Go-Cat, Winalot, Buitoni, Ski)

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Ocean Spray

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Unilever (PG Tips, Hellmann’s, Flora, Ben & Jerry's)

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Walmart (ASDA)

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LAUNDRY & BATHROOM

Procter & Gamble (Gillette, Tampax, Iams, Ariel, Pampers)

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Unilever (Flora, Carte D'Or, Walls, Dove, Cif, Surf, Persil)

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PETROL

Shell

 

Exxon (Esso)

 

 

 

CARS

BMW (Mini)

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Daimler

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Ford

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General Motors (Vauxhall)

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Michelin

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Peugeot (Citroen)

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Renault

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Volvo

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PHARMACY

Bayer (Alka Seltzer, Berocca, Rennie, Germolene, Diprobase, Canestan)

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GlaxoSmithKline (Sensodyne, Panadol, Aquafresh, Nicorette/Niquitin,

Beechams, Horlicks, Piriton, Tums, Zovirax, Oilatum)

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Pfizer (Anadin, Chapstick, Centrum vitamins)

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CLOTHING

Nike

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Inditex (Zara)

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BANKING

HSBC

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Citigroup

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OTHER PRODUCTS

News Corp (Sky TV, The Times, The Sun, 20th Century Fox)

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Siemens

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Walt Disney

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The small print

It should be noted that in some cases companies may not have been directly lobbying but were members of trade associations (such as Food and Drink Europe) which have lobbied on TTIP.  We would urge companies to think carefully about the risks of remaining inside such groups if they do not support TTIP.

It should also be noted that the Corporate Europe Observatory data, using public records at the EU, cannot provide details of the content of particular lobbying meetings.  Other groups on their lobbying list included, Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, Oxfam and WWF.  

We can be pretty sure that they were not lobbying in favour. There is an outside chance therefore that a company or companies on the list above has not been lobbying in favour of all elements of TTIP.  If this is the case, we urge them to contact us to provide us with details and we will remove them from the list.

 

Reference:

1.http://corporateeurope.org/international-trade/2015/07/ttip-corporate-lobbying-paradise

 

 

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