Corporate Accountability

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

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Statement: UN-Approved Public Health Pact: Strong on Awareness, Timid on Action
The U.N. Political Declaration shows that governments world-wide have achieved a much better understanding of the extent to which poor nutrition and excess alcohol consumption worsen public health, weaken workforce productivity, and drive-up expensive treatment-intensive costs related to cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. Leaders also acknowledged that prevention must be a cornerstone of global and national responses to NCDs.
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Friday, September 16, 2011
UN Report Urges Countries to Take Action to Protect Human Right to Water
We commend the independent expert for her thorough review of the challenges to ensuring the human right to water and sanitation in the United States, and support her call for a national water and sanitation policy and plan of action. To fully realize and sustain the human right to water and sanitation, it is essential that the U.S.
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Wednesday, September 07, 2011
35 California Cities Buck Bottled Water; Mayors Urge Governor to Follow Suit
Corporate Accountability International is a non-profit membership organization that has, for the last 35 years, successfully advanced campaigns protecting health, the environment and human rights. We are here today for a campaign that requires no candidates, debates, or stump speeches to achieve its object, only the commitment of the state to Vote the Tap and Kick the Bottles out.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Statement: Community says “No to Nestlé,” Victory Shows Power of the Grassroots
After a year-long campaign, Friends of the Wacissa, Corporate Accountability International’s partners and campaign allies, are celebrating Nestlé’s abandonment of their plans to pump hundreds of thousands of gallons of water a day from the Wacissa River. The food and beverage giant announced yesterday that it is giving up its attempts to bottle and sell water from Wacissa and leaving town for good.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Advocates and Health Professionals Urge McDonald’s to Take Next Steps, Stop Marketing Junk Food to Kids
Advocates and health professionals are responding to announced changes to McDonald’s Happy Meals by calling on the corporation to take a further and critical step: stop its marketing of junk food to children altogether.
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Global Civil Society Groups Call On WHO, UN to Protect Water and Reject Corporate Conflicts of Interest
Today, as health experts gather in Geneva to attend the 64th World Health Assembly (WHA), global civil society organizations are calling on World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Dr. Margaret Chan to address widespread concerns about corporate conflicts of interest regarding global water governance, health and nutrition policy.
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Statement: At Annual Meeting, Pepsi Urged to Come Clean About Water
Good morning Ms. Nooyi, and thank you for the opportunity to speak here. My name is Kristin Urquiza. I am Corporate Accountability International’s Think Outside the Bottle campaign director. Tens of thousands of individuals, as well as communities, public officials and organizations across the country have joined Think Outside the Bottle to build support for strong public water systems and to call on bottled water corporations to address the social and environmental impacts of bottled water.
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Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Statement: NYC's Move to Curb Junk Food Toy Giveaways a Plus for Children’s Health
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Vermont Governor Bucks Bottled Water
Governor Shumlin of Vermont today announced a commitment to phase-out taxpayer spending on bottled water. Across the country, local establishments that daily serve elected leaders are joining a campaign encouraging their lawmakers to follow Vermont’s lead and vote the tap, beginning by kicking bottled water out of the statehouse.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Vermont Governor Bucks Bottled Water
Governor Shumlin of Vermont today announced a commitment to phase-out taxpayer spending on bottled water. Across the country, local establishments that daily serve elected leaders are joining a campaign encouraging their lawmakers to follow Vermont’s lead and vote the tap, beginning by kicking bottled water out of the statehouse.
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