Excerpt from the statement justifying the censure of the people responsible for the energy company TEPCO/Japan through the bestowal of the International ethecon Black Planet Award 2011:
Responsible for the decisions and actions of the TEPCO company are the major shareholders and the executive management. They are accountable for the ruin of human health and the destruction of the environment on a grand scale, as well as for the death of numerous people. They pose a threat not only to peace and human rights, but also to democracy, ecology and humanity as a whole. They act solely in their own interest, for personal power and private wealth. To these ends, they flout morals and ethics and knowingly risk the downfall of the Earth as a Black Planet.
ethecon sees in the actions of the major shareholders, chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata, former president Masataka Shimizu, his successor Toshio Nishizawa and the rest of the executive management a flagrant contribution to the ruin and destruction of our Blue Planet. For this shocking disdain and violation of human ethics ethecon ľ Foundation Ethics & Economics condemns the accountable people at the TEPCO company with the International ethecon Black Planet Award 2011.
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