Assessing the health impacts of transnational corporations

Jennifer Doggett (Editor), Julia Anaf, Frances Baum, Matt Fisher, Leslie London

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Mandating environment controls, endorsing human rights treaties, ensuring all taxes are paid and restricting government lobbying are just some of the recommendations from a Corporate Health Impact Assessment (CHIA) undertaken by a team of public health experts of the transnational corporation (TNC) Rio Tinto.

This assessment revealed some of the serious and long-term health impacts that a TNC can have on nations and communities through mechanism such as increased pollution and habitat destruction, tax avoidance and human rights abuses. Because TNCs have the ability to operate partly outside of national boundaries, they can often avoid the regulatory structures imposed by individual jurisdictions...
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Specialist publicationCroakey Health Media
PublisherCroakey Health Media
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2019


  • air pollution
  • environmental health
  • health impact assessment
  • Health in All Places
  • human rights


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