Corporate Offenders Ethiopia
Caterpillar, Chevron, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, Dyncorp, Ford Motor, kbr , Lockheed Martin, Monsanto, Nestle, Altria Group, Pfizer, slde and Wal-Mart make the cut. However, they would wish they hadn't because they are on the 14 'most wanted' list of corporate human rights abusers, 2005, according to Global Exchange, an international human rights organisation.
Crimes by the well-known corporations include assassination, torture, kidnapping, political repression, environmental degradation and widespread health problems.
Chevron has been held responsible for environmental destruction, health violations and violent killings while Dow Chemical has been accused of creating chemical weapons, marketing poisonous chemicals, illegally dumping toxins into populated areas and much more.
Similarly, Nestle usa has also been included in the notorious list for supporting child labour, repression of worker rights, aggressive marketing of harmful products, violation of national health and environmental laws.
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