Shareholder Resolutions to Vote in 2018

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The 2018 shareholder season is underway! More than 400 shareholder resolutions have been filed on a wide range of social, environmental, and corporate governance issues.

If you own direct company stock, be sure to Vote Your Values – use your proxy ballots to let management know you want corporate practices that support people and the planet.

Thanks to As You Sow, the Sustainable Investments Institute, and Proxy Impact, publishers of the 2018 Proxy Preview, for assistance in compiling the lists below. Green America is proud to co-sponsor the 2018 Proxy Preview; download your free copy for information on important shareholder resolutions trends and upcoming votes. proxy preview 2017.jpg

Below are examples of shareholder resolutions on the following key issues:  Energy & Climate, Deforestation, Water Stewardship, Human Rights, Gun Control, Recycling, Corporate Lobbying & Election Spending, Gender & Minority Pay Disparity, Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action.

As a share owner, you are a part-owner of the company, and voting your proxy is an important responsibility. For quick tips on how to read a proxy ballot, click here. Thank you for voting your values!

As a shareowner, you are a part-owner of the company, and voting your proxy is an important responsibility. Thank you for reading your proxies and supporting shareholder resolutions that advance social and environmental accountability and sound corporate governance.

Energy & Climate

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Amazon.com Report on greenhouse gas emission targets May
AK Steel Holding Adopt greenhouse gas reduction goals May
Ameren Report on coal ash risks April
Andarko Petroleum Report on limiting temperature rise to 2 degrees C May
Chevron Report on limiting temperature rise to 2 degrees C - Report on methane emissions/reduction targets May
Comcast Report on renewable energy goals June
Dominion Energy Report on limiting temperature rise to 2 degrees C May
Duke Energy Report on coal risks May
ExxonMobil Report on adopting a low carbon business model May
Ford Motor Report on fleet greenhouse gas emission & regulation May
General Motors Report on fleet greenhouse gas emission & regulation June
JP Morgan Chase Report on oil sands financing May
KinderMorgan Report on methane emissions/reduction targets May
Kroger Report on renewable energy goals June
Paypal Report on net-zero greenhouse gas goals May
Rite Aid Report on renewable energy goals July
Southwestern Energy Report on limiting temperature rise to 2 degrees C May
Verizon Report on net-zero greenhouse gas goals May

Deforestation

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Bunge Limited Report on supply chain deforestation impacts May
Domino's Pizza Adopt supply chain deforestation policy April
US Foods Holding Adopt supply chain deforestation policy May

Water Stewardship

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
B&G Foods Adopt water stewardship policy May
Blue Buffalo Pet Products Adopt water stewardship policy June
Pilgrim's Pride Adopt water stewardship policy April

Human Rights

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Bed Bath & Beyond Expand supplier human rights policy June
Chevron Report on anti-genocide policy May
Dean Foods Expand human rights policy May
First Solar Report on conflict zone operations May
Goldman Sachs Report on indigenous people policy April
JetBlue Airways Adopt policy on human trafficking May
Marathon Petroleum Report on indigenous people policy April
McDonald's Expand supplier human rights policy May
Monster Beverage Report on human trafficking practices/policies June
Tesla Motors Report on human rights risk assessmen June
Wells Fargo Adopt/modify indigenous peoples’ policy April
Williams-Sonoma Report on supplier labor standards May

Gun Control

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Dick's Sporting Goods Report on gun safety and harm mitigation June
Sturm, Ruger & Co. Report on gun safety and harm mitigation May

 

Recycling

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Amazon Report on food waste management May
Dunkin' Brands Group Report on packaging May
Kraft Heinz Report on food waste management April
Kroger Report on packaging June
Mondelez International Report on packaging May

Corporate Lobbying & Election Spending

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER ISSUE SHAREHOLDER MEETING
Alphabet Report on lobbying June
AT&T Report on lobbying April
Bank of America Report on lobbying April
Black Rock Report on lobbying May
Charles Schwab Review/report on election spending May
ConoccoPhillips Report on lobbying May
Equifax Review/report on election spending May
ExxonMobil Report on lobbying - Review/report on election spending May
General Electric Report on lobbying April
Home Depot Review/report on election spending May
Mattel Review/report on election spending May
Pfizer Report on lobbying April
Verizon Report on lobbying May
Western Union Review/report on election spending May

Report on Gender & Minority Pay Disparity

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER MEETING
American Express May
Bank of America April
Citigroup April
Discover Financial Services May
Facebook June
HP April
JP Morgan Chase May
Marriott International May
Mastercard June
Texas Instruments April
Wal-Mart Stores June
Wells Fargo April

Report on Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action

COMPANY SHAREHOLDER MEETING
CVS Health May
First Republic Bank May
Home Depot May
IberiaBank May
Priceline.com June
Travelers May
United Bankshares May