Nominations are now open for the 2009 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand, which is organised the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa and GATT Watchdog.
You can download the nomination form (in either Word or PDF) here.
The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation which is 25% or more foreign-owned) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories:
Economic Dominance – Monopoly, profiteering, tax dodging, cultural imperialism
People – Unemployment, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, impact on children, abuse of workers/conditions, health and safety of workers and the public
Environment – Environmental damage, abuse of animals
Political interference Interference in democratic processes, running an ideological crusade
You can nominate the same transnational as last year as long as the nomination is about their misdeeds in 2009. Please send as much detail as you can, including newspaper clippings and reports, but you do not have to do all the research. Just quote sources if you can.
Nominations close on October 31, 2009. Send your nomination to:
The Roger Award, Box 2258, Christchurch; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org