About 75% of world trade is controlled by big companies. Being the main driver of globalization, these companies are able to influence the conditions of work and life of millions of people worldwide. However they are often guilty of having triggered negative dynamics in host countries. This work aims to highlight cases of violation of human rights, with particular reference to the exploitation of youth, by powerful companies in developing countries, because it is a subject of great social importance and timeless. The analysis conducted revealed that, despite the serious violations of which they are guilty, also from the environmental point of view, big companies are rarely called to answer for their acts remaining completely unpun-ished, thanks to their expanded and consolidated power.
Keywords: Big companies, corporate social responsibility, globalization, legal im-punity, sustainability, young generation.