Nestle Waters and 13 other groups were reprimanded by the Oregon state ethics commission following the failure of their lobbying firm, Portland-based CFM, to properly file quarterly spending reports and other documents required under Oregon government-ethics law.
The state ethics commission issued a warning Friday in the form of a “letter of education” to 14 companies and others that failed to file spending reports on lobbying activities, most for the first three quarters of 2010.
They are alphabetically: Boise Cascade LLC (two quarters); Boise Inc.; Calbag Metals Co.; Coalition of Local Children and Families Commissions; Darden; Douglas Timber Operators; Harris Corp.; Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (two quarters); Jeld-Wen; Nestle Waters; Northwest Career Colleges Federation; Oregon Winegrowers Association; Paramount Equity Mortgage (one quarter); TransCanada/GTN.
Although Nestle was not responsible for the ethics violation, the actions of CFM, who Nestle chose to do business with, do not instill confidence in the Nestle’s business ethics.
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