Apple was in the rating of the world’s most opaque companies




Recent studies have shown that large multinational corporations in the face of Apple, Google and Microsoft conceal corruption and hide your records. The data contained in the report of the international non-governmental organization Transparency International.


In the study, experts estimated indicators of transparency of financial disclosure, as well as data on affiliated companies and holdings, and disclosure of anti-corruption measures. Each of the companies surveyed was assigned score from 0 to 10, where a higher score means a high level of transparency of the firm.

Transparency of Apple estimated at 2.7 points. Samsung gained 2.9 points, Google – 2,2, Amazon – 2. In the list there are several Russian companies, the oil giant “Rosneft” was awarded 4.2 points in the assessment, in the assets of “Gazprom” – 3.5 points, as in Microsoft.

“Multinational companies have a high weight in the world economy, should be more open – said chairman of Transparency International Jose Ugas. – Not meeting the requirements of transparency and accountability, they risk losing their brand and customers, “- he warned.

Total was pronalizovana corporate reporting 124 largest public companies. According to the report, about three-quarters of them did not disclose the amount of taxes paid abroad, and almost half did not publish any information about foreign income.


The highest rate of transparency received Italian oil company Eni, which experts have given 7.3 points. British telecom giant Vodafone is in second place (6.7 points). Three leaders closes the Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil with a score of 6.6 points.

Sberbank of Russia was among the five most opaque companies.

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