Corporate Accountability

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

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Kids Deserve a Break Today: Parents, Health Experts, Children’s Advocates Call on McDonald’s to Retire Ronald
After close to fifty years of hawking fatty food directly to kids, Ronald McDonald is being urged to retire. A new report and national poll released today by Corporate Accountability International finds that close to half of the public favors the clown’s retirement. Even those with a positive impression of the corporate mascot are conflicted, with almost half favoring his exit.
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Friday, February 26, 2010
Report: Five Years In, tobacco Treaty is Saving Lives, Continues to be Stymied by Industry, US Still Absent
Today representatives from the 168 ratifying countries of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) tobacco treaty gathered to celebrate its landmark fifth anniversary. As part of the convening, the treaty Secretariat released a comprehensive report on the history of the treaty, assessing its successes to date and the challenges that remain.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Sales Not the Only Thing Dragging for Coke’s Dasani
The New York Times is reporting that sales of Coke’s Dasani bottled water are down 19 percent in North America compared to the same time period last year. Sales of multipacks fell even more. Despite spending heavily in North America on marketing to resuscitate Dasani and other beverage lines, the bottling giant is running up against shifting public opinion about bottled water.
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Two Years Still Waiting for Justice
The nation wide citizen’s group noprivatearmies.org and the Illinois Clearwater group mark the two year anniversary of the Nisour Square shooting with a call on Congress to end the use of private military companies.
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Friday, July 24, 2009
Maine Community Rebuffs Nestlé, Demonstrates Power of the Grassroots
After an extended grassroots campaign, Nestlé is finally removing 23 bottled water test wells from a wildlife management area in Shapleigh and Newfield, ME.
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Newswire article
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
Big Tobacco Attempts to Smuggle Loopholes Into Global Tobacco Treaty
Today NGOs released an exposé highlighting new tobacco industry tactics to undermine implementation of the global tobacco treaty, formally known as the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC). The report comes at the midpoint of an eight-day negotiating meeting on a protocol to the FCTC on illicit tobacco trade, where tobacco giants such as Philip Morris International (PMI), British American Tobacco (BAT) and Japan Tobacco (JT) have a strong presence.
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Friday, April 24, 2009
Nestlé Gets 10,000 Messages in a Bottle
While Nestlé executives put on a good show of the corporation’s green and good neighbor initiatives in Switzerland, communities sent out an SOS from the corporation’s headquarters for its bottling operations in North America. Leaders from communities near Nestlé bottling sites, and the national Think Outside the Bottle campaign that works with them, delivered 10,000 messages in a bottle calling on Nestlé to stop undermining local control of water.
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