Transparency International awarded seven world defense companies their lowest score for transparency. “To come to its conclusions, the watchdog group surveyed companies using several criteria: whether the companies have anti-corruption programs in place, whether the companies require ethics training for employees, whether firms keep an eye on graft by their suppliers and contractors, and whether the firms prohibit — or at least regulate — political contributions and influence-buying from employees, among many other questions,” reports Roberr Beckhusen, Wired, January 31, 2013.
General Atomics of the United Sates headed the list of seven companies, followed byÂ the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Navantia (Spain), Pakistan Ordnance Factories
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Japan), Avibras Industria Aeroespacial (Brazil), and Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (The Netherlands). -db