Seven companies, including German software multinational SAP, accused of kickbacks and corruption to gain government contracts in South Africa

Recent investigations by the South African investigative journalist group, amaBhungane, have found evidence of multinational companies in South Africa providing illegal payments to secure contracts with the government owned transport and logistics company, Transnet.  The companies that currently stand accused include the German companies SAP and T-systems, as well as the Swiss based Liebherr International AG, China South Rail, Shanghai Zhenhua, McKinsey and Neotel.    ... →

Samsung: hush money payments for sick workers ?

For some time now, the South Korean company Samsung has faced worldwide criticism in relation to its lack of safety standards in its factories. In 2007 it became known that many people who worked in Samsung’s chip factories suffered from rare cancers, these cancers were to the use of highly toxic chemicals. Of the more than 230 sufferers, almost one third have died with most of whom were between the ages of 20 and 30 years old.   ... →

Bayer , Rheinbraun , Wintershall : Industry exerts influence on German authorities.

 Protest im Wendland: Auch die Bevölkerung hat Zweifel an der Sicherheit des Salzstock Gorleben. Quelle: Christian Fischer, Wikipedia | Bild (Ausschnitt): © Christian Fischer, public domain wikipedia [Public Domain] - Wikimedia

At the end of June 2016 it became known, through investigations undertaken by WDR, NDR and Süddeutsche Zeitung, that the Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) had for years been receiving questionable donations from the industry-affiliated Hans-Joachim Martini Foundation. The BGR undertakes important consulting and research services in relation to energy and climate issues for the federal government.   ... →

Patria AMW: Trial on corruption in Slovenian tank deal

Corruption in Slovenia

A tank deal contracted in 2006 has evolved into several court procedures in different EU countries on the grounds of bribery and the formation of a criminal organization. At the centre of the issue is the competition of two defense companies for a deal with the Slovenian army with a total trade volume of 278 million euro.   ... →