Date Company Accusation City / Area / Country Source Tags Media
Companies accused of misrepresenting energy efficiency of large-screen sets. TV's performed far better during short government tests than they did the rest of the time. Natural Resources Defence Council (NRDC) and America’s Department of Energy (DoE) have conducted efficiency tests of their own that have turned up big inconsistencies.United StatesThe Economist, Natural Resources Defence CouncilConsumer Deception, Fraud, Pollution
24/08/2017SamsungHead of South Korea’s Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was sentenced to five years in jail for bribery, hiding assets abroad, embezzlement, concealing criminal proceeds and perjury. Lee was convicted over payments of 43bn won ($36.4m; £30.3m) made to South Korean's former president's confidante's foundations, as well as for giving a horse and several million dollars to assist the equestrian career of her daughter, in anticipation of favours and government support over Samsung's major merger restructuring.    South KoreaReuters, BBC, The New York TimesBribing & Corruption, Embezzlement, Fraud, Lobbying, Perjury
(International Business Machines Corporation (IBM))
(Intel Corporation)
(Hewlett-Packard (HP))
(Texas Instruments)
Companies in the semiconductor industry accussed of outsourcing chip manufacture using the highly toxic chemicals "ethylene glycol ethers", or EGEs in South Korea after 1995, when such substances were banned in their domicile for causing diseases such as cancer, miscarriages, leukemia, infertility and others.  South KoreaBloombergFraud, Injuries & Diseases, Negligence, Occupational Hazard
(Client of Alibaba Group)
SGS accused for surface level inspection and ignoring child labor issues.Foshan, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchChild Labor, Fraud, Inspection Fraud
12/04/2016AppleApple accused of publishing false data concerning labor conditions on it's supplier factories.ChinaChina Labor WatchConsumer Deception, Fraud, Inspection Fraud
Bureau VeritasTwo year investigation found incidents of overwhelming corruption including: extortion, accepting bribes, retaliatory audits, transportation requests, food services requests in 10 out of 19 audits conducted by BV.Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor WatchBribing & Corruption, Fraud
26/10/2012Li Da Co., LtdIllegal subcontracting a labor service project to unqualified labor contractor. The contractor employed a child worker, who was under 16 years old. Later,the child was injured and was identified as having Grade 9 disabilities.Chongqing, ChinaChina Labor Watch (10th par)Child Labor, Fraud
25/09/2012Qusheng Coal Mining20 workers killed and 14 injured after elevator cable snaps. A notice of suspension had previously been issued to Qusheng Coalmine. A villager around the coalmine alleges that though the coalmine did not operate during the day, it still did secretly at night.Baiyin, Gansu, ChinaChina Labor Watch (7th par), China Daily, XinhuanetDeaths, Fraud, Injuries & Diseases, Occupational Hazard
10/09/2012SamsungChina Labor Watch releases hiring announcement found at Samsung factory that clearly demonstrates the illegal discrimination imbued in the hiring practices at Samsung factories in China, despite Samsung claims to the contrary.Tianjin, ChinaChina Labor WatchConsumer Deception, Discrimination, Fraud
10/11/2011IntertekIntertek sued by NGO over harassment of whistleblower stemming from identity exposure in bribery investigation.Shenzhen, Guangdong, ChinaChina Labor Watch, (2)Fraud, Negligence