Eyes closed, costs down, profits up. A multitude of companies still act according to this motto. Their poor labor, safety and environmental standards repeatedly lead to fatal accidents, environmental disasters and serious human rights violations. This is shown in the report Dirty Profits 9: How much Pain for Corporate Gain?, published by Fair Finance Germany member Facing Finance.
The report documents seven specific cases of human rights violations and environmental pollution committed by international companies in Africa, Asia, the MENA region and South America in mining, fossil energy, pesticide and arms export sectors.
More information can be found online at www.facing-finance.org.