July 22, 2016 Leave a comment
The Roger Award is for The Worst Transnational Corporation
Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2016
Here is the link to the 2016 Roger Award online nomination form http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/CAFCA/roger-award-2016-form.html
You can also download the hard copy nomination form from there.
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:
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
Economic Dominance – Monopoly, profiteering, tax dodging, cultural imperialism
The period covered is from November 1st 2015 until October 31st 2016
The judges for 2016 are: David Small, a lawyer and Associate Dean in Education at the University of Canterbury; Dean Parker, Auckland writer and former Writers’ Guild delegate to the Council of Trade Unions; Sue Bradford, community activist with Auckland Action Against Poverty and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA); Deborah Russell, feminist, social and political commentator and tax expert, Tertiary Education Union member, and candidate for the Labour Party in 2014; and Teresa O’Connor, Co-Editor of Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand, the national nursing magazine; a celebrant; and a founding member of Voice Nelson, a social justice activist group in Nelson, primarily concerned with housing, employment and health. They will be given a shortlist of finalists.
The winner(s) will be announced at an event in 2017 (venue and date to be announced later).
You can nominate the same transnational as last year as long as the nomination is about their misdeeds in 2016. 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. Please note that Fonterra is not eligible.
You may also nominate an organisation (not an individual) which has been the worst Accomplice in 2016 in aiding and abetting transnational corporations in New Zealand to behave as described in the criteria. The Accomplice’s award is in addition to the Worst Transnational Corporation award and will not necessarily be awarded every year. You may nominate for either or both awards.
Nominations close on October 31, 2016. Send your nomination to:
The Roger Award, Box 2258, Christchurch 8140
Or by e-mail to cafca
Murray Horton, On behalf of the Roger Award organisers, CAFCA & GATT Watchdog
Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa
Box 2258, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand