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2011 Human Rights Proxy Chart

Shareholders are taking the lead in demaning a greater commitment to human rights from huge corporations. If you own stock in one of the companies listed below, be sure to vote your proxies in favor of human rights. Our ally, Moxy Vote, makes it easy. Click through to Moxy Vote here, or on any linked companies below to register with Moxy Vote and vote your proxies.

(Thanks to As You Sow, Ceres, Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, Investor Environmental Health Network, Investor Network on Climate Risk, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters for assistance in compiling these charts.)

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION DATE
     
Boeing Implement Human rights policy in supply chain; expand human rights policy
MAY 2
Caterpillar Expand human rights policy JUNE 8
Chevron Report on criteria for starting and ending investments in high-risk countries, including Burma MAY 26
Delta Airlines Adopt human rights policy, including sexual exploitation of minors JUNE 30
Halliburton Adopt and report on human rights policy MAY 19
Johnson & Johnson Adopt a policy on the human right to water APRIL 28
Lockheed Martin Adopt and report on human rights policy APRIL 28
Motorola Expand human rights policy MAY 2
Time-Warner Implement human rights policy in supply chain MAY 20
     

 

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NOTE: Shareholder Votes on Executive Compensation
Will Be Held at All Publicly Held Companies

As required by the financial reform legislation passed in 2010, beginning in 2011 all companies must hold an advisory shareholder vote on the frequency with which shareowners vote on the compensation of CEOs and senior executives. These resolutions are commonly known as "say on pay" resolutions and will offer shareowners the option of voting on executive compensation every year, every two years, or every three years. Green America urges all investors to vote in favor of annual votes on executive compensation to encourage greater oversight of the highest salaries within corporations. Investors may then choose whether to vote against, abstain, or support specific compensation packages, understanding the role that excessive executive pay played in creating the nation's financial crisis.

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