Exposing corporate wrongdoing
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Air France - KLM
Air France-KLM is a Franco-Dutch airline. Air France was founded in 1933 and KLM in 1919. The two airlines merged in 2004. Both have had major accidents: A KLM crash in Tenerife, Spain, in 1977 recorded the highest number of casualties in history when it crashed into a Pan Am plane on take-off killing 583. An Air France flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris crashed in the Atlantic Ocean killing 228 people on board in June 2009.
Airbus is a major airline and military aircraft manufacturer that was created in 1970 to compete with Boeing with the help of generous subsidies from the British, French, German, and Spanish governments. The company has been investigated over corruption in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, the Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. In 2020 the company paid out $4 billion to prosecutors in France, the United States and the United Kingdom to drop investigations and lawsuits into alleged bribery payments.
Alloheim Senioren-Residenzen GmbH
Founded in 1973, Alloheim began as a small family-owned nursing home in Bad Marienberg. Over the past almost 50 years, the private care home provider has increased to become Germany’s second-largest care provider with a staff of 22,000 working across its 242 care facilities. In 2019, Alloheim was bought by the Swedish buyout group Nordic Capital, which has sparked concerns about the increasing role of financial investors in healthcare. Alloheim has come under repeated criticism over the years for issues like understaffing, mistreatment of residents and poor living conditions including lack of food, mold on walls and poor hygiene.