In 1999, Kofi Annan spearheaded the UN Global compact, a global corporate citizenship initiative that is intended to put a “human face” on globalisation. An obvious propaganda exercise, the compact called for member companies to follow 10 principles that were linked to UN core values.
• Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
• Principle 2: make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.
• Principle 3: Businesses should uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
• Principle 4: the elimination of all forms of forced and
• Principle 5: the effective abolition of child labour; and
• Principle 6: the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
• Principle 7: Businesses should support a precautionary approach to environmental challenges;
• Principle 8: undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility; and
• Principle 9: encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
• Principle 10: Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Currently, over 2700 companies have signed up to this including some of the biggest names on the high street like Nike, Shell, Volvo, BP Amoco and Bayer. With a little research, it is plain to see the smoke and mirrors exercise for what it is. Matching these company names to current reports and legal actions is a breeze.
The European Commission has imposed fines totalling € 34 230 000 on the Bayer and Zeon groups for fixing prices for Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) in violation of the EC Treaty’s and the EEA Agreement’s ban on cartels and restrictive business practices (Article 81 of the EC Treaty and Article 53 of the EEA Agreement)
The California Supreme Court delivered a stiff warning to businesses Thursday, ruling that a San Francisco man can sue Nike Inc. for false advertising for allegedly lying about working conditions at Asian factories where its athletic shoes and clothes are made
“Nike’s appearance in the Federal Court in Melbourne on Tuesday 6th June marks the first time that this company has been called to account for its labour practices in a Court anywhere in the world.”…….” Nike’s treatment of workers both in Australia and overseas is the issue. Nike has an appalling record in the lowest wage countries in the world”
“Poor management and cost-cutting created a dangerous work environment at oil giant BP, according to a report released today based on hundreds of interviews with employees”. The 374-page report, the culmination of an investigation headed by a former American secretary of state, James A. Baker III, paints a layered picture of neglect, avoidance and wrong-headed corporate directives that resulted in the death of 15 workers”
“Conveniently ignored in this best practices case study is the fact that Shell has also created a social and ecological disaster in the Niger Delta that has become a classic case study of the horrendous impacts of oil on people and the environment. Very little, if any of the $30 billion went back into the communities of the Niger Delta, where schools and health clinics are hard to come by, and where toxic contamination from oil spills and gas flares fill the water and air.”
The FSA has today fined the Shell Transport and Trading Company (“STT”), Royal Dutch Petroleum Company (“RDP”) and the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (“Shell”) 17 million for committing market abuse and breaching the listing rules.
It will pay a $7m (£3.5m) fine to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and $4m in civil fines to the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The firm will also pay $8.6m – the amount two of its subsidiaries had made in profits from the programme……”Today’s acknowledgement by AB Volvo of its subsidiaries’ wrongdoing in making illegal payments to the former Iraqi government in exchange for contracts is one more step in holding accountable those companies who conspired to deceive the United Nations,”
Enough said I think. I found these incriminations without even breaking a sweat. The transgressions are a rot deep rooted, and evident at the highest and most responsible positions. These activities are common policy within these corporations. The UN stamp of approval that they can add to their names adds weight to their already massive influence on the world.
Understand this though, the small list here is the tip of a monstrous ice berg. The internationalists and Bankers are the base on which the new world order is being constructed. They care less for anything, except power. You reading this may some day realise the potential for mass abuse at the hands of these maniacs, once they have established complete control.
Yours in Humanhood