Nestle’s not just the world biggest food & beverage multinational. They’re also winners – of Co-op America’s “Corporate Scrooge of the Year” Award.
While we could offer any number of reasons why they so richly deserve this honor, we’ll let those actually handing out the award tell the tale:
“These CEOs represent the worst of the worst when it comes to corporate insensitivity, avarice and callousness,” said Victoria Kreha of Co-op America.
“They need to be held accountable for their actions, which, in some cases, have inflicted appalling harm on consumers and our environment.”
This year’s losers are:
- Ex-Citigroup CEO Charles Prince. Although no longer with the company, he shouldered much of the blame for its collapse and $20 billion federal bailout.
- GM Chairman/CEO Rick Wagoner. He was whacked for taking a private jet to Washington when preparing to ask Congress for a multi-billion dollar bailout.
- Nestle Waters Chairman/CEO John Harris: For threatening to sue Miami-Dade County in Florida after it aired public service messages declaring its tap water was cheaper, safer and purer than bottled water.
We’d love to congratulate Nestle for their inclusion among such stratospheric company; finding yourself receiving an award alongside the Citigroup CEO and chairment of GM is a moment you should never, ever forget.
Still, those who aren’t convinced Nestle’s truly earned this singular honor might want to read about some of their other zany escapades in our Top Six Reasons why you can’t trust the company.
After doing so, you’ll wonder how many more awards are due the predatory multinational (we think a lot).
Once again, StopNestleWaters.org would love to congratulate our favorite predatory multinational on their achievement. Well done.