It’s Time to Control Them

They are ungovernable and wild and they do what they want.

That’s why it’s time to find a way to control Transnational Companies. Therefore, the Forum for a New World Governance wants to generate “the breakthroughs and changes necessary for building a new, fairer and more sustainable world governance.” Continue reading

We Are Not That Bad, Really!

Companies don’t like when you mess with their image. That’s why five of the six nominees for the Public Eye Award reacted on it.

Let’s see how they try to legitimize their behaviour. To wrap up quickly, the six companies were nominated as the worst cases of contempt for the environment and human rights. Continue reading

We are Watching You

Sometimes we can only chose between bad and worse. This is one of these cases.

Yesterday, voting for this year’s Public Eye award started. But stop, don’t click away because you think: yet another publicity prize. It is one indeed, but believe me, it’s bad publicity. Continue reading

Transparency in the Supermarket

Today we are talking about the empowerment of buyers, the abuse of purchasing power and ecological standards. Ready?

The German food retailing is known to be the toughest market in the world. Prices have to be literally beaten down if one wants to stay in business. Slogans like “Keiner ist billiger” (Nobody is cheaper) and “Geiz ist geil” (Stinginess is cool) are all over the place. On the other side of the picture are the producers, the workers and the suppliers; they are the ones who pay the price. Continue reading

Dear George

Since you are an UN ambassador, we know you care. Now, the problem is that the coffee you earn your money with is produced in slave-like conditions. Are you ready to change that?

Solidar Swiss has just launched a campaign which is encouraging people to write to George Clooney in order to make a difference within Nestlé. The multinational company does not like this attack Continue reading