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2013 Roger Award winner announced

The 2013 Roger Award winner is Rio Tinto Alcan NZ Limited. The winner was announced by the Roger judges at an event in Nelson on the evening of 15 April 2014. Their report, including a financial analysis of the winner, is available here (PDF 330KB).

The winner of the People's Choice online poll was also announced: it was Talent 2.

The finalists were ANZ, Chorus, IAG Insurance Group, Imperial Tobacco, Rio Tinto, Sky City Casino and Talent 2. There were several nominations for the Accomplice Award, all for the Government, but the judges decided not to present an accomplice award for 2013. Further details of the finalists are available here.

The judges for 2013 were: Christina Stringer, a Senior Lecturer in International Business at the University of Auckland; John Maynard, from Wellington, President of the Postal Workers Union of Aotearoa, spokesperson for People's Power Ohariu and founding member of the Brass Razoo Solidarity Band; David Small, a lawyer and Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Canterbury; Sam Mahon, an artist, author and activist from North Canterbury; and Wayne Hope, Associate Professor, Communications Studies, Auckland University of Technology. The judges are given a shortlist of finalists.


The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories:

  • Economic Dominance - Monopoly, profiteering, tax dodging, cultural imperialism
  • People - Unemployment, impact on tangata whenua, impact on women, impact on children, abuse of workers/conditions, health and safety of workers and the public
  • Environment - Environmental damage, abuse of animals
  • Political interference - Interference in democratic processes, running an ideological crusade

There is also an Accomplice Award for an organisation (not an individual) which was the worst Accomplice during the year in aiding and abetting transnational corporations in New Zealand to behave as described in the criteria. The Accomplice's award is in addition to the Worst Transnational Corporation award and will not necessarily be awarded every year. You may nominate for either or both awards.


Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa,
P.O. Box 2258
Christchurch 8140.