Magazine article New Internationalist

Corporate Rap Sheet: Ten Worst Corporations of 1992

Magazine article New Internationalist

Corporate Rap Sheet: Ten Worst Corporations of 1992

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A SMALL but feisty US publication, Multinational Monitor, has given its awards for the world's ten worst corporations of 1992:

Absolute Vodka (Sweden):

Absolute Silence': To this vodka giant for spending huge sums of money on promoting vodka despite the devastating effects of alcoholism. Caterpillar (US):

Bulldozing the Union': To the manufacturer of bright yellow construction machinery for attempting to intimidate its workforce into accepting unreasonable working conditions.

Chevron (US):

Where Butterflies Come First': To this integrated petroleum company for an appalling environmental record around the world while running an advertising campaign claiming it has a good record with butterflies, eagles and foxes.

Food Lion (US):

Clorox the Fish': To the fastest growing food chain stores in the US with a profit margin three times the industry average, for cheating on food regulations, for example by adding Clorox bleach to old fish to remove the smell.

General Electric (US):

Still Bad After All these Years': To the engineering conglomerate for allegedly continuing to build weapons of mass destruction at the expense of the environment and the health of workers and communities around its facilities. …

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