DID YOU KNOW…
The ‘Alliance to End Plastic Waste’ (whose members comprise Shell, Exxon Mobil, BASF and others) is investing billions in new plants to produce … lots more plastic.
The Fat Duck restaurant (£255 a head for a tasting menu), owned by Heston Blumethal, pays no UK corporation tax – because it claims to be based in the tax haven of Nevis.
After promising to keep the Birmingham GKN factory open, in order to secure the purchase of GKN, investment firm Melrose is now closing it within a year, with a loss of 170 jobs.
The Isle of Man gave tax breaks worth £100m to the owners of private jets last year.
Most people assume that corporations are like their outward appearance, friendly and well mannered.
48% of the UK population think businesses behave ethically, though this percentage has been falling.
Around the world, less than half of millennials think corporations behave well, according to a survey in 36 countries carried out by Deloitte.
Many organisations badly, and for obvious reasons. Read more.
We need 36 volunteers – Wikkans.
Your role will be to check the news media on just 10 days a year, and add any corporate misdeeds to Wikipedia and to the Wikko database.
It isn’t hard. You find articles about corporate badness, copy the information into Wikipedia, and add a record on Wikko (so we can check progress). Read more.