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[PDF] Corporate accountability to the poor? Assessing the effectiveness of community-based strategies

While corporations secure access to decision-making and privilege through their contributions to state resources through taxes, and to economic development more generally by providing employment, the communities in which many TNCs invest, by contrast are often far removed from the centres of political power as well as economically marginalised. [refers to Tiomin Resources, ChevronTexaco, Aventis, Freeport-McMoRan, Rio Tinto, Occidental Petroleum, Cape plc, Unilever, ExxonMobil, Rio Algom (part of BHP Billiton), Haifa Chemicals (part of Trans-Resources), Cambior, Union Carbide (part of Dow Chemical), Thor Chemicals, Golden Star Resources, Spolana, Plantation Corporation of Kerala, Anglo American, Inco, Placer Dome, Diamond Field Resources, Middlesboro Tanning, WMC Resources, Mitsubishi, Gap, Novartis, Delta and Pine Land]