"Public Eye Awards" for "worst corporate offenses against human rights & environment" - AngloGold Ashanti, Axpo, BP, Foxconn, Neste Oil, Philip Morris nominated

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Company non-response
19 January 2011

Foxconn (part of Hon Hai) did not respond to: Foxconn nominated for "Public Eye on Davos" award in "worst corproate offenses against human rights and the environment" category.

Company response
19 January 2011

Public Eye nominations 2011 - Company responses

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

For the annual "Public Eye Awards"..., six companies were nominated in January 2011. Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited the companies to respond:
* AngloGold Ashanti response
* Axco response
* BP response
* Foxconn declined to respond
* Neste Oil response
* Philip Morris International response

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Company response
19 January 2011

Response by AngloGold Ashanti: AngloGold Ashanti nominated for “Public Eye on Davos" award in “worst corporate offenses against human rights and the environment” category.

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Company response
19 January 2011

Response by Axpo: Axpo nominated for “Public Eye on Davos" award in “worst corporate offenses against human rights and the environment” category.

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Company response
19 January 2011

Response by BP: BP nominated for “Public Eye on Davos" award in “worst corporate offenses against human rights and the environment” category.

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Company response
19 January 2011

Response by Neste Oil: Neste Oil nominated for “Public Eye on Davos" award in “worst corporate offenses against human rights and the environment” category.

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Article
12 January 2011

Neste Oil selected for list of socially irresponsible companies - NGOs blame the Finnish energy corporation for its palm oil production

Author: Helsingin Sanomat [Finland]

The Finnish oil refiner Neste Oil is in the running for a somewhat dubious accolade. The company has been placed on the shortlist of the Public Eye Awards 2011. The annual award is given to ”the world’s most evil” corporation. The ranking is based on how irresponsible the corporation’s behaviour has been, while affecting people and environment...Neste Oil was selected for the list as it makes ”biodiesel” from palm oil...The growing demand for palm oil accelerates rainforest and peat forest destruction. Moreover, indigenous communities are driven from lands they have inhabited and cultivated for decades, the NGOs argue. [other nominees: AngloGold Ashanti, Foxconn, BP, Axpo, Philip Morris International]

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Article
10 January 2011

Public Eye 2011: With Advertising Spoofs and OpenLeaks against Unscrupulous Corporations

Author: Public Eye on Davos (organised by Berne Declaration, Greenpeace Switzerland)

At the end of January and within sight of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace Switzerland will once again present the Public Eye Awards for the worst corporate offenses against human rights and the environment. The nominees for this year’s defamation awards are six major corporations including Foxconn, Axpo, BP and Philip Morris [also AngloGold Ashanti, Neste Oil]...Online voting for the worst corporate offender...ends on January 27.

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