“First they ignore you.
Then they laugh at you.
Then they fight you.
Then you win.”
The evidence that all corporations cannot be trusted to regulate themselves is widespread and persuasive. The case studies in this publication are just a sample of the misdeeds and atrocities inflicted every day upon the environment and upon people around the world by corporations not living up to the promises of their lobbyists to deliver sustainable development.
At the 2002 Earth Summit in Johannesburg and beyond, Friends of the Earth will be lobbying for a binding framework to secure the accountability of corporations to citizens and communities. FoEI is urging governments to collaborate on establishing effective international and national law on corporate accountability, liability and reporting. This must be backed by effective sanctions and citizen and community rights to consultation, legal challenge and redress over environmentally and socially damaging corporate activities.
FoEI’s work on genuine corporate responsibility has been enthusiastically received by campaigners, citizens and some governments around the world.
more information: www.foei.org/corporates