corporate accountability


Speaking Climate Truth to Power at Chevron and ExxonMobil Shareholders’ Meetings

, climate accountability campaign manager

This week marks the dramatic culmination of fossil fuel company annual meetings as ExxonMobil and Chevron hold their annual shareholder meetings on the same day. Both companies are facing increasing questions about their responsibilities for climate change. Read more >

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Not Where You Expected to Find Deforestation?: Examining the Palm Oil Commitments of 40 of America’s Top Companies

, analyst, Tropical Forest & Climate Initiative

A lot can change in a year.

Thirteen months ago, UCS released a report scoring 30 of America’s top companies’ palm oil commitments. Since that time a lot of things have happened, both good and bad. Back then, nobody knew that Meghan Trainor was all about that bass or how fancy Iggy Azalea is. We are one step closer to buying Cuban cigars on American soil and a machine landed on a comet! Read more >

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Does Domino Sugar Want You to Swallow Sugar-coated Science—All for a Good Cause?

, , former analyst, Center for Science & Democracy

A smoker-friendly tobacco festival to prevent lung cancer. A car rally to reduce air pollution. A mud wrestling contest to improve hygiene. Or, how about a bake sale to solve malnutrition and hunger in America? Read more >

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Growing Pains: Why Companies Need to Learn to Eat Their Vegetables and Move Beyond GreenPalm Certificates

, , analyst, Tropical Forest & Climate Initiative

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) was formally established in April of 2004, meaning that earlier this year it celebrated its 10th birthday. Happy birthday, RSPO! Yet many companies at the roundtable party want the RSPO to stay just the way it is, without moving towards greater sustainability. Read more >

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“Hide No Harm” Bill Will Tip the Balance in Favor of Science and Safety over Corporate Profits

, , sr. Washington rep., Center for Science & Democracy

On July 16, Senators Richard Blumenthal (CT), Tom Harkin (IA) and Robert Casey (PA) introduced S. 2615, the “Hide No Harm Act.” Their legislation would impose criminal penalties—fines and even imprisonment—on corporate executives if they knowingly failed to warn the public about life-threatening dangers in their products. Read more >

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