2958 24th Street
San Francisco, CA
fax: +1 510-271-8083
CorpWatch counters corporate-led globalization through education, network-building and activism. We work to foster democratic control over corporations by building grassroots globalization a diverse movement for human rights and dignity, labor rights and environmental justice.
For the past five years San Francisco Bay Area-based CorpWatch has been educating and mobilizing people through the CorpWatch.org website and various campaigns, including the Climate Justice Initiative and the UN and Corporations Project.
Initially we were known as TRAC--Transnational Resource & Action Center, and our website was called Corporate Watch. In March 2001 we simplified the situation by bringing TRAC together with our Internet presence under one name, one logo and a matching website address: CorpWatch.
In any case, with our website at the forefront of the movement against corporate-led globalization, we have repeatedly found that people know us best as CorpWatch.
In addition to the vast array of resources available on CorpWatch.org, the organization's accomplishments are many. They include playing a role in pressuring Nike to improve conditions at its overseas sweatshops by releasing a confidential independent audit that exposed the conditions at a Vietnamese sweatshop. The release of the audit garnered significant media attention, including a front-page story the New York Times
We have also co-produced five live one-hour radio broadcasts from the WTO Ministerial meeting and protests in Seattle that aired on 135 stations. We broke the story of the UN's growing entanglement with corporations in 1999 and have campaigned on it ever since. And we are working hard to re-define the global warming issue as a question of local and global human rights and environmental justice.
Our staff currently consists of seven experienced and diverse people. The organization, a project of TRAC, which remains behind the scenes as the official entity and the Tides Center, is guided by a five-member Executive Committee of our Advisory Board. The diverse, San Francisco-based Executive Committee meets regularly and helps govern the board through programmatic and financial oversight.