Public Eye Awards

Irresponsible business practices in the spotlight!


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The Public Eye sheds a critical light on business practices and provides a platform to civil society organizations to publicly criticize cases of human and labor rights violations, environmental destruction and corruption.

After 15 years of the Public Eye initiative and 10 award ceremonies, it is time to take stock. In 2015, the naming & shaming award will be given out in the ultimate category: The Public Eye Lifetime Award. The jury has selected the shortlist for the last online voting from the Hall of Shame, where all the past Public Eye Award winners are immortalized.

Your voice counts – cast your vote for the one company that you think deserves the dubious honor of being a multiple Public Eye Award winner!

The winner will be announced at the international press conference in Davos on January 23, 2015 – in the same week as the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. You can follow the announcement of the winner on this website or on twitter in real time.

Overall votes

And the Nominees Are

Dow Chemical


In 2005, Dow Chemical received the Public Eye Jury Award in the category Human Rights for using every loophole in the book to avoid its responsibility for the Bhopal disaster, the world’s largest chemical catastrophe in human history.


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In 2005, Walmart received the Public Eye Jury Award in the category Labor Law for lack of respect for human and labor rights along its supply chain in places such as Lesotho, Kenya, and Thailand.


Gazprom Pictures (2)

In 2014, Gazprom won the Public Eye People’s Award for its plans to drill for oil in the offshore Arctic.


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In 2008, Glencore received the Public Eye Jury Award for its irresponsible and intransparent business practices in Colombia.



In 2006, Chevron won the Public Eye Jury Award in the category Environment for polluting large areas of pristine rain forest in northern Ecuador.

Goldman Sachs

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In 2013, Goldman Sachs received the Public Eye Jury Award for its share of responsibility in the Eurozone crisis.