G4s is up for the Public Eye People's Award 2013, the 'name and shame' award no company wants to win. G4S, the world's largest Private Military and Security Company, is complicit in Israel's occupation of Palestine and is profiting from conflict and insecurity across the world.
War on Want (with allies) has nominated G4S for the awards which help to "shine an international spotlight on corporate scandals." The company has been shortlisted and is now up for the public vote .They have been up to now one of our governments favourites, with contracts of over £ 600 million being awarded to them. But their record is far from spotless. The firm lost their previous 'forcible deportation' contract last September after recieving 773 complaints of abuse - both verbal and physical, it profits from imprisoning refugees while it abuses families and children in their care. In October 2010, an Angolan asylum seeker died as a result of his forced deportation by G4S guards.A truly appalling record.
Please take a minute to vote for G4S at http://www.publiceye.ch/en/vote/g4s/
Online voting is underway. Their are 6 other villainous corporations that you could vote for too.
1. Alstom (FR)
2.Coal India (IN)
3. Goldman Sachs (USA)
4. Lonmin (ZA)
5. Repower (CH)
At the end of January, within sight of the World Economic Forum (WEF) the Berne Declaration and Greenpeace will then confer the Public Eye Awards for the worst cases of contempt for the environment and human rights.