The Most Controversial Companies 2013

RepRisk, April 2014


In the course of 2013, RepRisk has detected news on thousands of companies across the globe in relation to their environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks. This report analyzes documented negative incidents, criticism and controversies related to the 10 firms that received the highest RepRisk Index (RRI) in 2013. The RRI is RepRisk’s proprietary algorithm that captures criticism and quantifies a company’s exposure to controversial esg issues. The information has been captured and systematically analyzed from a wide range of third-party sources including online and print media, NGOs, government agencies, blogs and more.


10 Most Controversial Companies of 2013


2. Punta Fa SL (Mango)

3. Comigel SAS

4. HSBC Holdings PLC

5. Findus Group Ltd

6. Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

7. GlaxoSmithKline PLC

8. BNP Paribas SA


10. Samsung Group


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