Resolutions

As You Sow has filed close to a hundred shareholder resolutions with some of the world’s largest companies. Use the search tools to navigate, or click a company logo to see more engagements.

Company Initiative Resolution Filing Documents Year Status
Great Plains Energy - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Risk BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request Great Plains Energy prepare a report by September 2016, omitting proprietary information and at reasonable cost, quantifying the company’s potential financial losses associated with stranding of its fossil fuel generation facilities under a range of climate regulation scenarios requiring greenhouse gas reductions beyond Clean Power … 2016 Withdrawn
Hormel - Antibiotics - 2016
Antibiotics and Factory Farms BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the board adopt a policy, for both the company's own hog and turkey production  and (except when precluded by existing contracts) its contract suppliers of hogs and turkeys, to phase out the routine use of antibiotics in classes of drugs used in human medicine. Shareholders … 2016 Withdrawn
Chevron - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Transition BE IT RESOLVED: Proponents request that, by February 2017 and annually thereafter in a publication such as the annual or CSR report, Chevron quantify and report to shareholders its reserve replacements in BTUs, by resource category, to assist the Company in responding appropriately to climate-change induced market changes. Such reporting … 2016 Pending
DuPont - Lobbying - 2016
GMOs BE IT RESOLVED: The shareowners of DuPont request the preparation of a report, updated annually, disclosing: 1. Company policy and procedures governing lobbying, both direct and indirect, and grassroots lobbying communications; 2. Payments by DuPont used for (a) direct or indirect lobbying or (b) grassroots lobbying communications, in each case … 2016 Withdrawn
Restaurant Brands International - Antibiotics - 2016
Antibiotics and Factory Farms BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the company adopt an enterprise-wide policy to phase out the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in the meat supply chain (including for poultry, beef, and pork). “Non-therapeutic use” of antibiotics is defined as: (i) administration of antibiotics to an animal through feed and water (or, in poultry hatcheries, … 2016 Withdrawn
Pinnacle West - Lobbying - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Pinnacle West prepare a public report, updated and presented to the appropriate Board committee annually, disclosing monetary and in-kind expenditures on political activities that cannot be deducted as an “ordinary and necessary” business expense under section 162(e) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) … 2016 Pending
Emerson Electric - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request Emerson Electric issue a sustainability report describing the company’s present policies, performance, and improvement targets related to key environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and opportunities. The report should be available on the company website by September 1, 2016, prepared at reasonable cost, omitting proprietary … 2016 Pending
Southern Company - Lobbying - 2016
BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders of The Southern Company (the "Company") hereby request the Company to prepare and semiannually update a report, which shall be presented to the pertinent board of directors committee and posted on the Company’s website, that discloses the Company’s– (a) Policies and procedures for making political contributions and expenditures … 2016 Withdrawn
YUM! Brands - Consumer Packaging - 2016
Consumer Packaging BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of YUM! Brands request that the board of directors adopt a comprehensive recycling policy for on-site food and beverage packaging. The board shall prepare a report on the company’s plans to implement this policy by the end of 2016. The report, to be prepared at reasonable … 2016 Withdrawn
Kroger - Waste - 2016
Consumer Packaging BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Kroger request that the board of directors issue a report, at reasonable cost, omitting confidential information, assessing the environmental impacts of continuing to use unrecyclable brand packaging. 2016 Pending
Portland General Electric - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that PGE prepare a climate change adaptation report, by October 2016 and with board oversight (at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information), quantifying the financial and operational risk to the company associated with climate-change driven “mega-droughts”, such as those that reduce hydroelectric resources by 75 … 2016 Withdrawn
Emerson Electric - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request Emerson Electric adopt time-bound quantitative, company-wide goals, taking into consideration the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) guidance for reducing total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and issue a report by September 2016, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, on its plans to … 2016 36.8%
ExxonMobil - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Transition BE IT RESOLVED: Proponents request that, by February 2017 and annually thereafter in a publication such as its annual or CSR report, Exxon quantify and report to shareholders its reserve replacements in BTUs, by resource category, to assist the Company in responding appropriately to climate-change induced market changes. Such reporting … 2016 Pending
AbbVie - Pharmaceuticals - 2016
Pharmaceutical Waste BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of AbbVie request that the board of directors issue a report, at reasonable expense and excluding proprietary information, reviewing the company’s existing policies for safe disposition by users of prescription drugs to prevent water pollution, and setting forth policy options for a proactive response, including determining … 2016 7.5%
Kroger - Energy - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Kroger produce a report, by year end 2016, assessing the climate benefits and feasibility of adopting enterprise-wide, quantitative, time bound targets for increasing Kroger’s renewable energy sourcing. The report should be produced at reasonable cost and exclude proprietary information. 2016 Pending
Avista - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: With board oversight, shareholders request that Avista create a report by October 2016 (at reasonable cost, omitting proprietary information) describing how Avista could adapt its company-wide business model to significantly increase deployment of distributed-scale non-carbon-emitting electricity resources as a means of reducing societal greenhouse gas emissions and … 2016 Withdrawn
Monsanto - GMOs - 2016
GMOs BE IT RESOLVED: The shareowners of Monsanto request the preparation of a report, updated annually, disclosing: Company policy and procedures governing lobbying, both direct and indirect, and grassroots lobbying communications. Payments by Monsanto used for (a) direct or indirect lobbying or (b) grassroots lobbying communications, in each case including the amount of … 2016 20.8%
ExxonMobil - Hydraulic Fracturing - 2016
Hydraulic Fracturing BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board of Directors report to shareholders, using quantitative indicators, by December 31, 2016, and annually thereafter, the results of company policies and practices above and beyond regulatory requirements, to minimize the adverse environmental and community impacts from the company’s hydraulic fracturing operations associated with … 2016 Pending
Dominion Resources - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that a committee of the Board of Directors oversee a study of the potential future threats and opportunities presented by climate change driven technology changes in the electric utility industry, and prepare a report to shareholders that includes the company’s plan to meet these challenges, … 2016 21.3%
The J.M. Smucker Company - E-Health - 2016
Nanomaterials BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, within six months of the 2016 annual meeting, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on the company’s use of nanomaterials. This report should identify products or packaging that currently contain nanoparticles, the purpose of such use, and actions management is … 2016 Withdrawn
Chipotle - Consumer Packaging - 2016
Consumer Packaging BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Chipotle request the board of directors to prepare a report on the feasibility of developing a comprehensive recycling policy for on-site food and beverage packaging by the end of 2016. The report, to be prepared at reasonable cost, may omit confidential information. 2016 Withdrawn
Coca-Cola - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Coca-Cola produce a report assessing the feasibility and climate benefits of adopting enterprise-wide, quantitative, time bound targets for increasing Coca-Cola’s renewable energy sourcing. The report should be produced at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, by October 2016. 2016 Pending
Carrizo Oil and Gas - Hydraulic Fracturing - 2016
Hydraulic Fracturing BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board of Directors report to shareholders, using quantitative indicators, by December 31, 2016, and annually thereafter, the results of company policies and practices above and beyond regulatory requirements, to minimize the adverse environmental and community impacts from the company’s hydraulic fracturing operations associated with … 2016 Withdrawn
Mondelez International - Nanomaterials - 2016
Nanomaterials BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, by October 2016, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Mondelez’ use of nanomaterials, including describing the products or packaging that currently contain nanoparticles, why nanoparticles are being used, and actions management is taking to reduce or eliminate the … 2016 Omitted
Newfield Exploration - Hydraulic Fracturing - 2016
Hydraulic Fracturing BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board of Directors report to shareholders using quantitative indicators, by December 31, 2016, and annually thereafter, the results of company policies and practices, above and beyond regulatory requirements, to minimize the adverse environmental and community impacts from the company’s hydraulic fracturing operations associated with … 2016 Withdrawn
Ameren - Executive Compensation - 2016
Executive Compensation BE IT RESOLVED: The shareholders of Ameren urge the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors (the “Committee”) to adopt a policy requiring that senior executives retain a significant percentage of shares acquired through equity compensation programs until two years following the termination of their employment (through retirement or otherwise), … 2016 40.6%
Wendy's - Antibiotics - 2016
Antibiotics and Factory Farms BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the company adopt a policy to phase out the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in the meat supply chain (including for poultry, beef, and pork). “Non-therapeutic use” of antibiotics is defined as: (i) administration of antibiotics to an animal through feed and water (or, in … 2016 Withdrawn
Mondelez International - Consumer Packaging - 2016
Consumer Packaging BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Mondelez International request the Board to issue a report at reasonable cost, omitting confidential information, by October 1, 2016 assessing the environmental impacts of continuing to use non-recyclable brand packaging. 2016 26.7%
Merck & Co. - Pharmaceuticals - 2016
Pharmaceutical Waste BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Merck & Co. request that the board of directors issue a report, at reasonable expense and excluding proprietary information, reviewing the company’s existing policies for safe disposition by users of prescription drugs to prevent water pollution, and setting forth policy options for a proactive response, … 2016 Pending
Johnson & Johnson - Pharmaceuticals - 2016
Pharmaceutical Waste BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Johnson & Johnson request that the board of directors issue a report, at reasonable expense and excluding proprietary information, reviewing the company’s existing policies for safe disposition by users of prescription drugs to prevent water pollution, and setting forth policy options for a proactive response, … 2016 7.2%
Vertex - Executive Compensation - 2016
Executive Compensation BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board Compensation Committee prepare a report assessing the feasibility of integrating sustainability metrics into the performance measures of senior executives under Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ compensation incentive plans. Sustainability is defined as how environmental and social considerations, and related financial impacts, are integrated into corporate strategy … 2016 Pending
Anadarko - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Risk BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request Anadarko to prepare and publish a scenario analysis report by September 2015, omitting proprietary information, describing how the Company will address the risk of stranded assets presented by global climate change and associated demand reductions for oil and gas, including analysis of long and short … 2016 42.0%
Hess - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Risk BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Hess prepare and publish a report by September 2016, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, disclosing the financial risks to the Company of stranded assets related to climate change and associated demand reductions. The report should evaluate a range of stranded asset scenarios, … 2016 22.8%
Hershey's - Nanomaterials - 2016
Nanomaterials BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board publish, by October 2016, at reasonable cost and excluding proprietary information, a report on Hershey’s use of nanomaterials, including the products or packaging that currently contain nanoparticles, the purpose of such, and actions management is taking to reduce or eliminate risk associated with … 2016 3.7%
Celgene - Executive Compensation - 2016
Executive Compensation BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board Compensation Committee prepare a report assessing the feasibility of integrating sustainability metrics into the performance measures of senior executives under Celgene’s compensation incentive plans. Sustainability is defined as how environmental and social considerations, and related financial impacts, are integrated into corporate strategy over … 2016 Withdrawn
Dr Pepper Snapple Group - Consumer Packaging - 2016
Consumer Packaging BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group request that the board of directors adopt a comprehensive recycling strategy for beverage containers sold by the company and prepare a report by September 1, 2016 on the company's efforts to implement the strategy. The strategy should include aggressive quantitative recycled … 2016 37.8%
Chevron - Hydraulic Fracturing - 2016
Hydraulic Fracturing BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request the Board of Directors to report to shareholders via quantitative indicators on all shale plays where it is operating, by September 30, 2016, and annually thereafter, the results of company policies and practices, above and beyond regulatory requirements, to minimize the adverse water resource and … 2016 Pending
Ameren - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Ameren produce a public report, omitting proprietary information and prepared at reasonable cost, analyzing how Ameren could protect shareholder value, reduce the risk of stranded assets, and decrease its climate change impacts by aggressive renewable energy adoption including: Increasing Ameren’s energy mix to 30 … 2016 11.2%
Devon Energy - Executive Compensation - 2016
Executive Compensation BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders of Devon Energy request that, to help ensure the Company responds appropriately to climate-change induced market changes, the Compensation Committee adopt a policy to not use “oil and gas reserve addition” metrics to determine the amount of senior executive’s incentive compensation. 2016 Pending
Dunkin' Donuts - Consumer Packaging - 2016
Consumer Packaging BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners of Dunkin’ Brands request the board of directors to prepare a report on the feasibility of developing a comprehensive recycling policy for on-site food and beverage packaging to conserve resources, and reduce water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2016. The report, to … 2016 Withdrawn
Southern Company - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Risk BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Southern Company prepare a report by September 2016, omitting proprietary information and at reasonable cost, quantifying potential financial losses to the company associated with stranding of its coal assets under a range of scenarios for climate change driven regulations that mandate greenhouse gas reductions … 2016 Pending
American Electric Power - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Risk BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request AEP prepare a report by September 2016, omitting proprietary information and at reasonable cost, quantifying the potential financial losses to the company associated with stranding of its fossil fuel generation facilities under a range of climate regulation scenarios requiring greenhouse gas reductions beyond Clean Power … 2016 Withdrawn
Freeport-McMoRan - Fracking - 2016
Hydraulic Fracturing BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board of Directors report on company actions being taken (excluding  actions taken to comply with law) to reduce and mitigate potential health harms, environmental harms, and negative community impacts that arise from Freeport’s enhanced oil recovery operations  (such as hydraulic fracturing, steam injection, gravel … 2016 Pending
FirstEnergy - Climate Change - 2016
Carbon Asset Risk BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that FirstEnergy prepare a report by September 2016, omitting proprietary information and at reasonable cost, quantifying the potential financial losses to the company associated with stranding of its coal generation facilities under a range of climate change driven regulation scenarios that mandate greenhouse gas reductions … 2016 31.9%
McDonald's - Antibiotics - 2016
Antibiotics and Factory Farms BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that the Board update the 2015 McDonald’s Global Vision for Antimicrobial Stewardship in Food Animals by adopting the following policy regarding use of antibiotics by its meat suppliers: Prohibit the use of antibiotics important to human medicine globally in the meat supply chain (including for … 2016 Pending
State Street - Executive Compensation - 2016
Executive Compensation BE IT RESOLVED: Shareowners request that the Board of Directors issue a report to shareholders by December 2016, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, which evaluates options for bringing its voting practices in line with its stated principle of linking executive compensation and performance, including adopting changes to proxy … 2016 Withdrawn
Entergy - Climate Change - 2016
Climate Change BE IT RESOLVED: With board oversight, shareholders request that Entergy create a report by October 2016 (at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information) describing how Entergy could adapt its company-wide business model to significantly increase deployment of distributed-scale non-carbon-emitting electricity resources as a means of reducing societal greenhouse gas emissions … 2016 37.0%
Amazon - E-Waste - 2016
Electronic Waste BE IT RESOLVED: Shareholders request that Amazon.com’s Board of Directors prepare a report, at reasonable cost and excluding confidential information, on the company's policy options to reduce potential pollution and public health problems from electronic waste generated as a result of its sales to consumers,  and to increase the safe … 2016 Omitted