Since our founding in 2005, Students and Scholars against Corporate Misbehaviour (SACOM) has been concerned about the labour conditions of Disney’s supplier factories in China. Our [...]
Serious labor and human rights violations by Walt Disney subcontractors tarnish the carefree image that the entertainment giant tries to present to us through its films and cartoon figures. However the company does not publish the names of its suppliers in China and therefore prevents the verification of working conditions through independent inspectors. SACOM calls on Walt Disney to publish the names of its suppliers and to allow independent NGOs to make regular inspections of their operations.
On opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF), The Berne Declaration and Pro Natura have for the second year selected the most irresponsible corporations. This year’s award recipients are Chevron Corp., The Walt Disney Company and Citigroup Inc. The first-ever “Positive Award” goes to the Mexican labor union SNRTE and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) German watch and FIAN.
Over 20 domestic and foreign corporations made up the short list for the “Public Eye Awards 2006”. In addition, 10 NGOs from five continents applied for the first-ever “Positive Award.” (All nominations are available in English at