South Africa "Focus List" and May press conference
by Carol L. Somplatsky-Jarmen, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
New York, New York, United States
May 1, 1984
Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility
Report to members of the ICCR South Africa Issues Group from a subcommittee tasked with developing a list of companies that ICCR member churches would focus on during the coming year. Please reply if your organization wishes to be listed as a signatory of the list of companies and to join in putting pressure on these companies. Motorola was dropped from the list because it recently adopted a policy of no sales to the police and military; both J.P. Morgan and NCNB were dropped because the bank announced a policy on lending to South Africa. Ford was added because its "sale" of part of its South Africa operations did not result in a real reduction of company assets in South Africa. Control Data and Burroughs were added because of information about recent sales, overall size, and the importance of the computer industry for South Africa. ITT is not on the list but will be reconsidered next year. The press statement will be edited by a press officer of the United Church of Christ; the press conference will be on May 20 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church. The memorandum also mentions Chevron, Citicorp, Fluor, General Electric (GE), General Motors (GM), IBM, Mobil Oil, Newmont Mining, and Texaco.
Used by permission of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility.
Collection: Miloanne Hecathorn papers