Public Eye Awards 2014

The annual "Public Eye Awards", cordinated by Greenpeace Switzerland & Berne Declaration, are for companies with the “worst corporate social responsibility records”.

This year, the nominations include the following allegations against companies:

  • BASF, Bayer, Syngenta: toxic pesticides killing bees essential for environment, agriculture & global food production
  • Eskom: impacts on health & environments through coal-fired power stations in South Africa
  • FIFA: forced evictions & impacts on local communities through construction work for World Cup in Brazil
  • Gap: lack of effective commitment to protecting workers' health & safety in Bangladesh
  • Gazprom: damage to the environment through oil spills
  • Glencore Xstrata: negative effects on social, cultural & political rights of local communities & indigenous groups, including forced displacement
  • HSBC: financing companies including Sime Darby & Wilmar associated with land grabs & human rights abuses
  • Marine Harvest: impacts on indigenous peoples' livelihoods & damage to environment in Chile

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies to respond to the allegations. Companies' responses & non-responses are available below:

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Company response
19 March 2014
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Company response
11 December 2013

Response by BASF: 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards.

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Company response
11 December 2013

Response by Bayer: 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards.

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Company non-response
11 December 2013

Wilmar International did not respond to: 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards.

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Company non-response
12 November 2013

Eskom did not respond to: 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards.

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Company non-response
12 August 2013

Gazprom did not respond to: 10 companies with "worst corporate social responsibility records" nominated for 2014 Public Eye Awards.

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