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Shareholder Activism

Holding corporations accountable

2012 Toxics Proxy Chart

Shareholders are holding companies accountable for their use of toxins in their products. If you own stock in one of the companies listed below, be sure to vote your proxies to keep toxic chemicals out of consumer products and our environment. 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. (We'll be adding links for voting as they become available through Moxy Vote.)

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

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTION DATE
     
Panera Bread Report on use of bisphenol-A MAY 16
Safeway Report on use of bisphenol-A MAY 14

*Thanks to Sustainable Investments Institute for data on the votes.

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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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