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

Author: Niamh Garvey & Peter Newell, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Published on: 30 September 2004

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]

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Related companies: Aventis (now part of Sanofi) BHP Billiton Cambior Cape PLC Chevron Delta and Pine Land Dow Chemical ExxonMobil Freeport-McMoRan Gap Golden Star Resources Haifa Chemicals (part of Trans-Resources) Inco (part of Companhia Vale do Rio Doce) Novartis Occidental Petroleum Placer Dome (part of Barrick Gold) Rio Algom (part of BHP Billiton) Rio Tinto Shell Spolana Thor Chemicals Tiomin Resources Trans-Resources Unilever Union Carbide (part of Dow) WMC Resources