Leroy Merlin, Auchan, Renault, Decathlon and Subway – this is just the beginning of the so-called lists of shame, that is, a directory of companies that have not decided to leave Russia. There are many French and American brands among the companies.

The List of Shame was compiled by Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld with his research team at Yale University. Scientists are registering large corporations that have decided to stay in Russia and those that have withdrawn from this market. Below is a list of companies that remained on the Russian market despite the war in Ukraine.

Also Polish firms on the list of shame

  • AstraZeneca (Great Britain and Sweden, a pharmaceutical concern),
  • Asus (Taiwan, electronics),
  • Auchan-Retail (France, grocery stores),
  • Ball Corporation (USA, production of kitchen household products),
  • BNP Paribas (France, banking),
  • Bose (USA, audio equipment),
  • Calfrac Well Services (Canada, oil field service),
  • Cersanit (Poland, production of sanitary ceramics),
  • Cloudflare (USA, internet services),
  • Credit Suisse (Switzerland, financial activities),
  • Decathlon (France, stores with clothes and sports equipment),
  • Emerson Electric (USA, production of automation systems),
  • Emirates Airlines (United Arab Emirates, the airline),
  • Fortive (USA, industrial technology conglomerate),
  • Geberit (Switzerland, production of sanitary technology),
  • Glencore (Switzerland, minerals),
  • Greif (USA, industrial production),
  • Gruma (Germany, food production),
  • ID Logistics (France, logistics),
  • International Paper (USA, paper production),
  • IPG Photonics (USA, laser production),
  • Koch Industries (USA, a conglomerate of various manufacturing industries),
  • Leroy Merlin (France, DIY stores),
  • Liebrecht & Wood,
  • Manitowoc (USA, production of construction equipment),
  • Metro (Germany, trade concert),
  • Natura and Company (Brazil, cosmetics),
  • Oriflame Cosmetics (Switzerland, cosmetics),
  • Polpharma (Poland, pharmaceutical industry),
  • PPG (USA, production of paints and varnishes),
  • Raiffeisen (Austria, banking),
  • Reebok (USA, clothing),
  • Renault (France, car production),
  • SC Johnson (USA, production of chemicals and household chemicals),
  • Societe Generale (France, banking and financial services),
  • Subway (USA, fast food),
  • Young Living (USA, essential oils).

Yale University is constantly updating the list

The research group from Yale University is constantly updating the list of the largest companies in the world and their decisions related to the further operation of the Russian market. The catalogue prepared by scientists includes other groups of enterprises. One of them includes companies that have suspended new investments, but are still selling their products in Russia.

They include, among others Swiss food giant Nestlé, which in Poland owns brands such as Winiary, Maggi, Nałęczowianka and Zielona Budka. A detailed list of products can be found on the company’s website .

Internet users urge to boycott companies that continue to operate in Russia and products belonging to companies that, despite the war, have not decided to withdraw or suspend their activities in the aggressor’s country.

Source: Bankier

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