Corporate Accountability

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

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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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Monday, February 28, 2011
Local Water Warriors Strive to Have International Impact
Today at the McCloud River Campaign Ground north of Sacramento, community activists from McCloud, CA who have challenged bottled water giant Nestlé’s efforts to control local water resources in their hometowns are sharing their stories of struggle and victory with the first ever UN-appointed expert on the right to water on a diplomatic mission to the United States.
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Global Community Unites Against Tobacco Industry Interference
As the host country for this week’s tobacco control treaty meetings braces for a legal challenge from Philip Morris International (PMI) to its graphic cigarette warning labels, 172 Parties are uniting behind Uruguay in a declaration adopted this morning.
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
SF Passes Healthy Meal Law Removing Toys from Unhealthy Meals
Today the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance to limit toy giveaways in children’s meals that have excessive calories, sodium and fat, making San Francisco the first city in the nation to take such action. The measure passed, on first reading, with a veto-proof majority of 8-3 and will take effect December 1, 2011.
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