Halliburton Co. is one of eight companies voters can choose to be inducted to Corporate Accountability International's Corporate Hall of Shame.
The Boston organization said Houston-based Halliburton was chosen for allegedly being "the nation's leading war profiteer, for grossly under-delivering -- and shortchanging our troops -- on more than $20 billion in lucrative government contracts and for planning to move its headquarters to Dubai, enabling them to shirk paying their full share of United States taxes."
Online polls open May 16 on the Boston organization's Web site, www.stopcorporateabuse.org, for those who wish to cast their vote for Halliburton or the other potential inductees, which include Coca-Cola Co., ExxonMobil Corp., Ford Motor Co., Kimberly-Clark Corp., Merck & Co. Inc., NestlÃ© SA and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Corporate Accountability International, formerly Infact, is a membership organization that wages campaigns challenging alleged irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.
Voters can choose up to three nominees or can add their own nominee.
The top three vote-getters will be announced in June.
- 15 Halliburton