America’s Corporate Shame-List

My fellow bloggers and any visiting this blog-post, whether American citizens or not, this is a list of the U.S. corporations still doing business in Russia despite the dire need for unified, complete and extensive embargos and sanctions against Putin’s Russia and the obvious war crimes he and the Russian military, under his orders, have committed and are committing daily since February 24, 2022. This exhaustive list compiled by Yale University’s School of Management gives all the American company names that have 1) withdrawn from Russia halting all operations, 2) suspended operations temporarily, 3) scaled back operations while continuing other operations there, 4) buying time postponing future development and/or investments while continuing substantive operations, and 5) defying all demands to exit or implement any reductions.

If you have any moral sense of WHY the sanctions, embargos, and restrictions upon the entire infrastructure and economy of Russia and Putin are not only a must, but the West must also be totally unified in these measures so as to quickly bleed-out and bankrupt Putin’s war machine in Ukraine! This has to include ordinary Americans at home and being acutely cognizant of what we purchase in stores or online or support directly and indirectly with these companies. The list of Category 3, 4, and 5 international corporations is disturbing, and shamefully large. I beg you, let us Americans boycott these American corporations by not giving them one cent of our money, our time, or speak positively of their despicable business in Russia until they do the right thing: STOP, and fast.

To save page-space and time, I am listing here only the well-known American companies in Categories #3, #4, and #5, the ones with seemingly no moral compass. Please go to Yale University’s School of Management (here) for the entire list and detailed descriptions of each category:

Category Three – Scaled Back

  • Bacardi (rum, liquors)
  • Bosch
  • Carlsberg Group (beer)
  • Dow Chemical
  • GE (General Electric)
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC (banking)
  • ING NV (banking)
  • JP Morgan
  • Michelin Tire
  • Pepsi
  • Whirlpool

Category Four – Buying Time

  • ADM Labs (livestock feeds)
  • Barilla (pastas)
  • BASF SE (chemicals)
  • Bayer (aspirin)
  • Cargill (foods)
  • Colgate-Palmolive
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Focus Brands – Cinnabon
  • General Mills
  • Halliburton
  • Hilton (lodging)
  • Hyatt (lodging)
  • Intercontinental Hotels
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg
  • Kraft Heinz – JBS
  • Marriott
  • Mars (candy)
  • Merck
  • Mondelez – Nabisco
  • Nestle
  • Pfizer (pharma)
  • Philip Morris (cigarettes & tobacco)
  • Pirelli (tires)
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Siemens USA
  • Subway (food)
  • Yum Brands (fast foods, e.g. KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, and WingStreet to name only four)

Category Five – Defying All Demands

  • AstraZeneca (pharma)
  • ASUS (computers)
  • Ball Corporation (home & kitchen products)
  • Emerson Electric
  • Emirates Airlines
  • International Paper
  • Koch Industries
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Renault USA (automotive)
  • SC Johnson (household goods)
  • Young Living (marketing)

Please, let’s do everything we can right now to pressure these corporations and their CEO’s and top executives to take not only the moral high-road, but the humane course as well. Let us be unrelenting until they relent and join a world of civilized, peace-loving humanity.

Let’s choke and strangle Putin and his top-brass so they can no longer wage War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity! Then, when it has completely stopped in Ukraine and they’ve returned to Moscow, help bring Vladimir Putin to the Haag’s International Court of Justice as a war criminal. This will only happen if America, NATO, the EU, and G7, and all other allies complete this to the very end firmly unified, including all ordinary American consumers.

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27 thoughts on “America’s Corporate Shame-List

    • Yep, you are exactly right John. On the international stage, we Americans are double-talking hypocrites! Period! We can’t recognize the ICC because so many of our own soldiers, commanders in the past (and probably in future conflicts) have and will commit war crimes punishable in that same court. Pffffft, imagine that. ๐Ÿ˜”

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    • P.S. John, did you notice Halliburton—Dick Cheney’s investment—is on the Category 4 list? I wonder how many radical Republicans (or Dems) in office right now have vested interests in these multiple corporations? ๐Ÿ˜ก

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        • DAMN! Nestle owns both Coffee-mate AND Carnation!? ๐Ÿ˜’ And effin hell! Mars owns all the kitty-treats & cat food my Mom and sister purchase for Foster. ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ

          John, I can tell you right now… MOST or the majority of American consumers will not change anything regarding their spending/purchasing habits. Why? It will be too inconvenient for them. Pfffft! What does THAT tell you about just how much we (truly) care about Ukrainians and Russia’s-Putin’s war atrocities?

          Hope I’m wrong, but I know too well the lazy habits of American consumerism and who they ultimately fund… behind the many veils of Dark business practices and money. Sad.

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        • Off the top of my head, Nescafรฉ is the only product that comes to mind. I drink litres of the stuff, but we buy in bulk and haven’t restocked in quite a while. If shallhave to consider another brand of coffee.
          Oh, I remember there are 2 packets of Cornflakes in the pantry. I don’t eat them.

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  1. Being a far-left UK socialist, I can’t help but be amused by the irony of this concept.
    These corporations all have a secret dread of the public purchasing power.
    Who would have thought it? The principal of the Free Market could have more potential to aid the Ukraine than all the supportive demonstrations put together.
    Hit them in the pocket folks.

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    • It is very ironic isn’t it DdWP.

      These corporations all have a secret dread of the public purchasing power.

      If ONLY the U.S. consumer would wield that power (for the people!) rather than their own individual conveniences and desires. You make excellent points DdWP; thank you Sir.

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      • And thank you for your kind words.
        Maybe it is starting. Reading some other US posts there seems a certain sensitivity these days in some corporations for being seen as too close to The Republican Party.
        We can but hope, British ‘outfits’ tread carefully these days. Meanwhile a few of our governing Conservative Party Members of Parliament have some s’plaining to do about historical contributions from ‘certain’ nations east of the River Dnieper.

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  2. I don’t buy most of those products, since I buy local as much as possible. This is the joy of living in a foodie paradise like Buffalo. I wasn’t buying most of that stuff to begin with.

    But let’s get real here. Most Americans simply do not care here. They will buy what they will buy & if they have (for instance) GE or PEPSICO in their stock portfolios, the chance that they will call their brokers & have them removed is almost nil. & if you’re on a trip & you have to get lunch & that’s a Subway over there? Yeah, that’s where you’re going to go, the hell with this war.

    The truth is that it’s far easier to put a Ukrainian flag on your Facebook profile, post pictures of sunflowers to show “solidarity” than it is to REALLY do anything at all … 21st century Americans are among the most selfish, soft, superficial people who ever walked this earth.

    I don’t mean to sound cynical. But WTF, I’ve become one cynical bitch in my old age.

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    • ๐Ÿคฃ I LOVE your candor Polly! Very well said and right between our eyes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

      And we American commoners wonder… Why have so many U.S. states and their correlating corporations banned worker-labor unions from coast to coast!? Hmmm, is it because they don’t want ordinary American citizens (middle- and lower-class workers, blue or white collar) to have equality, fair labor laws, good working conditions, fair compensation/wages, a voice, and most of all have their federal & state Governments PROTECT THEM with all this โ€œfairnessโ€ against greedy, unfair corporations like the federal & state governments are Constitutionally vowed to do!? Hmm, is that why wealthy corporations buy-off our Governments and their officials with SuperPAC donations and exorbitant campaign donations!? Hmmmm. ๐Ÿค”

      Pfffffft! ๐Ÿ™„

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  3. Wish Iโ€™d seen this post before our recent stay at a Marriott! But theyโ€™ve asked for an evaluation, so I have another chance to express my outrage.

    Itโ€™s kinda daunting to think of all the research we really should do to lead ethical lives.

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    • Hi Annie. Thanks so much for visiting here. ๐Ÿ™‚ Please feel free to drop by again in the future. Due to my elderly Mom’s health/condition I am not able to post near as much as I was prior to last July & August so apologies there. However, I do stop by every so often over at Jill’s blog and others to throw-in my two cents as time permits. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      You are quite right in the amount of hidden, complex corporate umbrella or parent-companies burying deep their various sub-corporations, brands, etc, that it DOES make it so very tedious to reveal the TRUE-BLUE business practices of mega wealthy corporations & their vast portfolios. Enough to drive you mad, huh? BUT… in this situation—and others in the past and I’m sure in the future—we “the people” MUST do our due diligence and closely monitor them. After all, once the SCOTUS with Citizens United vs FEC was allowed into our modern governments, campaigns, Super-PACS, etc, in 2010… our Congress members and Executive Branch most often cannot be trusted in matters of oversight of these heavy-weight Juggernauts now buying special interests and diluting further the individual’s vote & voice. Our citizenry’s civic duties are now much, MUCH harder to do, achieve, and protect this ever fragile Republic founded in 1787. ๐Ÿ™„

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      • Sorry to hear about your mom. I visited bc you liked a comment I left on Jillโ€™s blog; Iโ€™ll be back and sign on. My new iPhone and WP have been at loggerheads that have slowed my interactions.

        I hope youโ€™ll visit me as well and comment as your time permits. I write about similar topics.

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