Companies We Engage on Agricultural Water Pollution

45 institutional investors collectively managing $1.2 trillion in assets are pressing some of the nation’s largest producers of turkey and other meats to address the significant water pollution risks associated with feeding, slaughtering and processing livestock:

Companies

Engagement History

Next Step

1. Cargill 

November 2016: Investor engagement letter sent

December 2016: written response from company to investors.

January 2017: Dialogue held with investors

September 2017: Follow-up dialogue with investors

2. Hormel Foods

August 2016: Shareholder proposal filed.

October 2016: Company commits to join Ceres/WWF Ag Water Challenge; Shareholder proposal withdrawn

Continue productive dialogue and monitor company’s progress on implementing the Ag Water Challenge commitments.

3. JBS 

November 2016: Investor engagement letter sent

 

May 2017: Schedule investor dialogue

4. Perdue 

November 2016: Investor engagement letter sent

March 2017:No response from company.

Change.org petition

5. Pilgrim’s Pride 

October 2016: Investor engagement letter sent.

November 2016: Shareholder proposal filed.

March 2017: no response from company

April 2017: shareholder proposal goes to vote.

6. Sanderson Farms 

September 2015: Shareholder proposal filed

February 2016: Shareholder proposal goes to vote and receives 27.42% of the vote

November 2016: Dialogue held with investors

 

7. Tyson Foods 

August 2014 (10.80%), 2015 (11.81%), 2016 (14.00%): Shareholder proposals filed.

October 2014; August 2015: Dialogues held.

 

8. WH Group/Smithfield 

November 2016: Investor engagement letter sent

December 2016: written response from company to investors.

April 2017: Schedule dialogue with investors

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