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2013 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.

(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 VOTES IN FAVOR*
     
Aqua America Adopt policy on the human right to water 10.12%
Caterpillar Adopt/expand human rights policy 26.81%
Chevron Report on criteria for engagement in and withdrawal from high-risk countries
22.01%
General Dynamics Adopt/expand human rights policy 37.9%
Halliburton Report on human rights policy 39.54%
JP Morgan Chase End investment in genocide-connected companies 9.55%
Kroger Report on human trafficking policy 14.04%
McDonald's Report on human rights policy 34.56%
Northrop Grumman Adopt/expand human rights policy withdrawn

*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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