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Guardian Sustainable Business Awards honouring blacklist company

Readers who have been following the saga of the saga of the GMB’s industrial campaign against Carillion at Swindon’s Great Western Hospital will know that the company failed to act for years while supervisors shook down staff for gold and cash in exchange for their employment rights. Readers will also know that Carillion have been involved in the unlawful blacklisting of individuals in the construction industry, and that the blacklist also included environmental activists. In response to the exposure of the extortion by supervisors, Carillion’s response was to discipline ten whistle-blowers; and Carillion’s report included institutionaly racist language claiming that the mainly South Asian staff were difficult to manage becasue they were overly emotional and given to crying.

It is therefore extraordinary that the Guardian has shortlisted Carillion for a sustainable business award.

You might want to contact the judges via twitter, and send them the following links, and seek clarification why they think it appropriate to honour a company that failed to properly investigate claims of extortion by supervisors for years, that exhibits institutional racism, that participated in an unlawful blacklist and victimises whistle blowers.

Guardian article on Carillion and blacklisting (copy this URL to twitter: http://tinyurl.com/buklbu4 )
Guardian article on racial bias and discrimination (copy this URL to twitter: http://tinyurl.com/cgq2ykz )
Guardian article on blacklisting of environmental activists (copy this URL to twitter: http://tinyurl.com/cfr4tpf )
Left Futures article on Carillion victimizing whistle blowers (copy this URL to twitter: http://tinyurl.com/d2fm5sa )

This is The Guardian Sustainable Business twitter account: @GuardianSustBiz

and these are the judges:

Name Company Title Twitter
Will Andrews Tipper Green Alliance Head of Sustainable Business @AndrewsTipper
Hayley Baines-Buffery BioRegional Head of Sustainable Business @BioRegional
Mike Burton AECOM Director, Building Engineering @AECOM
Jo Confino The Guardian Executive Editor and Chair, Guardian Sustainable Business @joconfino
Polly Courtice University of Cambridge Director Programme for Sustainability Leadership @cpsl_cambridge
Simon Cox Prologis Vice President Project Management and UK Sustainability Officer @Prologis
Diane Coyle Managing Director Enlightenment Economics @diane1859
Paul Foster Senior Director, Creative Content Getty Images @GettyImages
Liz Goodwin CEO WRAP
Lynda Gratton Professor Management Practice, London Business School @lyndagratton
David Grayson Chair of Corporate Responsibility and Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility Cranfield @DoughtyCentre
Oliver Greenfield Convenor Green Economy Coalition @GECoalition
Andrew Horton Trading Director Oxfam GB
Stephen Howard Chief Executive Business in the Community @BITC1
Paul King Chief Executive UK Green Building Council @UKGBC
Professor Malcolm Kirkup Director The One Planet MBA, University of Exeter Business School @OPMBA
Peggy Liu Chairperson JUCCCE @JUCCCE
Karin Mortensen Laljani Managing Director Corporate Citizenship @CCitizenship
David North Executive Director Sustainable Consumption Institute @ManchesterSCI
David Nussbaum Chief Executive WWF-UK @DavidNussbaum1, @wwf_uk
Andrew Page Partner Foresight Group @ForesightGroup
Jonathon Porritt Co-founder Forum for the Future @Forum4theFuture
Trewin Restorick CEO Global Action Plan @TrewinR, @globalactplan
George Richards Sales and Marketing Manager JRP Solutions @JRPsolutions
John Sauven Executive Director Greenpeace UK @GreenpeaceUK, @sauvenjohn
Paul Simpson CEO Carbon Disclosure Project @CDP
Peter Skinner Managing Director Environment and Planning Sector, URS @URSCorp
Richard Spencer Head of Sustainability ICAEW @ICAEW @Sustainable_RS
Robert Spencer Business Line Director Sustainability, URS @URSCorp
Solitaire Townsend CEO Futerra @GreenSolitaire
Paula Tsung Head of Workplace and Sustainability Guardian News and Media
Sally Uren Deputy Chief Executive Forum for the Future @sallyuren, @Forum4theFuture
Nigel Winser Executive Vice President Earthwatch @NigelWinser
Martin Wright Editor-in-Chief Green Futures @GreenFutures

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