WINNERS OF WORST COMPANIES IN FIJI ANNOUNCED

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (RNZI, May 31) - The winners of the Draunisalato Award for the worst companies operating in Fiji in 2003 have been announced.

British American Tobacco, the Fiji Sugar Corporation and Courts Fiji Limited are the winners in the inaugural year of the Award.

The award was established by two NGOs: the Pacific Network on Globalization and the Ecumenical Centre for Research Education and Advocacy.

Coordinator for PANG and ECREA, Stanley Simpson, says the award is designed to draw scrutiny to these companies and promote accountability for their operations.

He says the NGOs involved don’t want to be a consumer watchdog, but the pubic to take on the role by nominating companies, and providing supporting evidence...

Nominations for the Draunisalato award were sought from the public through advertisements in both the Fiji Times and Fiji Sun newspaper.

May 31, 2004

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