It perennially refuses to take responsibility for the social and economic consequences of its activity, while maintaining a major public relations effort to subvert the efforts of the government to reduce cigarette consumption," CAFCA says of British American Tobacco NZ (BAT NZ).
The Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation is an annual award sponsored by CAFCA and GATT Watchdog, aiming to single out the multinational corporation that has the most harmful social and environmental impact.
New Zealand has enthusiastically embraced free trade since the 1980s, and Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA
) head Murray Horton charges that the legacy of this is a country where one third of children live in poverty, with "the fastest-growing economic divide between the rich and poor of any developed country." CAFCA
says that foreign companies control 45 percent of New Zealand's Gross Domestic Product.
They called themselves Citizens Against Foreign Control of America (CAFCA
Australian Institute of Family Studies: CAFCA
Practice Sheet Series.
The Roger is awarded by an independent panel of judges, and is administered by GATT Watchdog and Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA
), two activist groups based in Christchurch, New Zealand.
TRANZ RAIL IS THE RECIPIENT of the 2000 Award for the worst multinational corporation in New Zealand, the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA
) and GATT Watchdog announced in April.