Corporate Security Responsibility?: Corporate Governance by Nicole Deitelhoff, Klaus Dieter Wolf

By Nicole Deitelhoff, Klaus Dieter Wolf

This ebook makes a speciality of the function of non-public companies in zones of clash. It appears on the form of governance contributions anticipated from transnational enterprise organisations in the direction of peace and safety and attracts conclusions as to what determines their contributions.

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In summary, the physical proximity of core business activities to conflicts and how immediately corporations are affected by them influence a company’s incentives to contribute to peace and security. The way that conflict characteristics affect corporate governance contributions to peace and security varies with the conflict issue, phase and intensity. The issue of a conflict, crudely speaking, refers to what the fighting is about. Intrinsic conflict issues, such as ethnicity or religion, appear complex and sometimes insoluble.

The company has production sites in Boma, Bukavu, Kinshasa, Kisangani, Lubumbashi and Mbandaka, as well as distribution centres throughout the country (including Goma). It employed approximately 1100 people in 2005 (third party press report)8. The facility in South Kivu directly employs 207 people and has service contracts with 500 people in logistics, transport, distribution and so on (Interview #12, Bukavu, 20 August 2007). 10 During the research period (1990–2007), Alpha and Beta operated during extremely violent wars in which millions lost their lives, had to flee, were raped, violated and robbed.

2007). 1. Coca Cola faced boycotts at several universities in 2005 after it became public that the company ignored the murder of labour union leaders at their bottling plants in Colombia. org/article. id=11925 (date accessed: 22 November 2008). 24 Corporate Security Responsibility 2. Shell experienced severe losses from a Europe-wide consumer boycott after it initially refused to dismantle its defunct oil platform, Brent Spar, onshore. 3. Many Chinese workers lost their jobs in 2007 after major US and European companies cancelled their contracts with Chinese suppliers after a public outrage over toxic ingredients in the paint used to colour toys such as Barbie dolls.

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