Erin Brockovich Corporate Social Responsibility Hero

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					Erin Brockovich
Corporate Social
Responsibility Hero
By Lauren Miller
Missouri, USA
Erin Brockovich-In Her Own Words
“I am an advocate for awareness, the truth, and a
 person's right to know. I believe that in the
 absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to
 defend ourselves, our families and our health,
 which is the greatest gift we have. As with
 everything, some people always go too far, too far
 to the right, too far to the left, and this is true of
 environmentalism and now, in many instances,
 our issues fall on a deaf ear.”*

Past and Current Projects
Erin Brockovich is an outspoken advocate for
 personal empowerment on environmental issues
She is best known for her investigation that
 uncovered how Pacific Gas and Electric was poisoning
 a small town’s water supply
   “In 1996, as a result of the largest direct action lawsuit of
    its kind…the utility giant was forced to pay out the largest
    toxic tort injury settlement in US history: $333 million in
    damages to more than 600…residents.”
Current Projects:
   Gulf Oil Spill: Advocating for people impacted
   Environmental: Organizes resources for individuals
    harmed by environmental issues
   Pharmaceutical: Investigates impact of, and claims of,
    various drugs
Why She’s My Hero
I feel that Erin Brockovich is a CSR hero because
 she is fighting for issues that impact all of us
Her fight against Pacific Gas and Electric showed
 how individuals can learn about issues and fight
 giant corporations who are being dishonest
The large damages in the l996 settlement was a
 warning to corporations that they could no longer
 pollute with impunity
Corporations now are more aware of the need to
 take notice of the environmental problem she and
 others are fighting

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