Corporate Accountability

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet.

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Monday, November 26, 2012
Global Tobacco Treaty Meetings Marred by Industry Interference
Today, global tobacco treaty negotiations concluded after a week of Big Tobacco’s attempts to derail, distract, and intimidate 175 countries from strengthening lifesaving measures required by the public health treaty. Despite the industry’s underhanded tactics, governments made concrete progress.
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Monday, November 12, 2012
Parties Prevail in Adopting Landmark Illicit Trade Protocol Despite Industry Interference
Today delegates from across the world began a week of negotiations to further strengthen the global tobacco treaty – the world’s first public health and corporate accountability treaty - but not without a fight from Big Tobacco. In the lead up to the Seoul negotiations, the World Health Organization, which administers the treaty, deemed the tobacco industry’s interference in these negotiations and the implementation of the treaty as the single greatest threat to its success.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012
Growing Number of Shareholders Vote for McDonald’s to Assess its Health Impacts
Today McDonald’s shareholders voted on a resolution requiring the corporation to publicly assess its impacts on public health. The resolution received a 6.4 percent vote, up from an introductory 5.9 percent vote last year – impressive showings for a measure opposed by the Board and challenged at the SEC by the corporation.
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Monday, May 14, 2012
The Netherlands Nominated for “Marlboro Man Award”
Today the Network for the Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (NATT), comprised of more than 100 organizations from 50 countries, nominated the Dutch outgoing government for the “Marlboro Man” award -- a less-than-prestigious prize given to a government that is furthering Big Tobacco’s interests and putting profit over people. NATT is calling on the Netherlands to fulfill its obligations under international law and safeguard its public health policies against tobacco industry interference.
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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Statement: Philip Morris CSR Is a Smokescreen
My name is Julia Gabbert, and I’m an organizer with Corporate Accountability International.
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Wednesday, May 02, 2012
RELEASE: New Report Offers Policy Solutions for a Nation That Can’t Afford Fast Food’s Abuses
On the heels of a new study in the Journal of Health Economics which finds that the U.S. spends more than $190 billion a year on medical costs associated with obesity, Corporate Accountability International and Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg of The City University of New York have released a report that will serve as a tool to addressing the rising epidemic of diet-related disease.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Coke's Priority is Marketing Dasani, No Matter the Costs to Our Environment
Coca-Cola paints itself as a corporation that is leading solutions to health and environmental problems we’re facing as a society, but in action nothing could be further from the truth. I’ll give you one example: Last November the New York Times exposed that the head of the National Parks Service had abruptly tabled a plan to install water-bottle refilling stations and stop the sale of bottled water at Grand Canyon National Park. The reason: Coca-Cola, a major donor to the National Park Foundation, had intervened.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Group, Members of Congress, and Leading Mayors Mark World Water Day With Events Nationwide Demanding Washington Act
Today, World Water Day , Corporate Accountability International released Public Water Works!, a report finding people across party lines overwhelmingly support the critical need to invest in the nation’s public water systems. Public water directors, faith and advocacy organizations, celebrities and more than 30 mayors used events nationwide including one today in Baltimore in front of city hall to call on the Obama Administration and Congressional leadership to act on the report’s findings and recommendations. U.S.
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Monday, March 12, 2012
Statement: Challenging the World Water Forum to Protect Water from Corporate Control
This week, the World Water Forum (WWF) will convene representatives of the water industry, other major corporations and government officials in Marseilles to shape international water policy such that it to prioritizes for-profit models of water delivery, and profit-oriented allocation of the world’s most essential resource. While water for domestic purposes is a recognized human right, today nearly 900 million people lack consistent, safe access.
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Wednesday, November 02, 2011
Latino Leaders and Communities Pledge to Turn the Tide on Pure Life
On November 2nd, as the first Nestlé Pure Life retail store prepares to celebrate its two-year anniversary, more than a dozen college campuses, and communities around the country are joining a national initiative led by Corporate Accountability International exposing Nestlé’s manipulative marketing of bottled water and calling on Nestlé to stop its aggressive marketing in Latino communities.
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