2017 ICCR Wins: Sustainability & The Environment

Responsible Water Use in Fracking Operations
A Miller/Howard Investments resolution led Pioneer Natural Resources to disclose the intensity of its water use for each of its hydraulic fracturing plays. As You Sow moved Whiting Petroleum to take steps to minimize the adverse impacts of its hydraulic fracturing operations.

Dunkin Donuts Gets Serious about Recycling
As You Sow reached an agreement with Dunkin Donuts which commits the company to assessing its recycling programs, reporting to shareholders on progress, and working with investors on a potential pilot project for reusable containers.

Seven Companies Commit to Sustainability Reporting
Seven companies -- Ameriprise Financial, A.O. Smith, Chipotle, Emerson, Nordson, Oceaneering and Torchmark -- agreed to improve their ESG performance by tracking and reporting on issues of environmental and social sustainability, thereby enhancing shareholder value. Five investors -- Friends Fiduciary, Domini Impact Investments, Mercy Investment Services, Trillium Asset Management and Walden Asset Management -- negotiated the wins.

A sustainability resolution emphasizing greenhouse gas emissions tracking won 44.6% of the vote at Middleby. A resolution calling on Texas Roadhouse to publish a sustainability report won 28.5% of the vote. A Mondelez resolution asking the company to report on the environmental impacts of its non-recyclable packaging won 27.5% of the vote, while a resolution calling on Duke Energy to address the public health risks of coal pollution won
27.1% of the vote.

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