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A year of groundbreaking victories

From Baltimore to Lagos to Moscow, we challenged some of the most abusive global corporations in the world in 2014.

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  • In 1984, we compelled Nestlé to agree to sweeping reforms in its marketing of infant formula, helping curb its deadly human toll.

    Human Rights, Public Health
  • In 1986, we launched the GE Boycott, ultimately compelling the corporation to stop manufacturing nuclear weapons.

    Human Rights, Public Health
  • Major changes have flowed from our campaign to Think Outside the Bottle. Since its launch in 2006, 40 percent of people in the U.S. have switched from bottled water to the tap.

    Environment, Public Health
  • Compelled by global water advocates and government champions, the U.N. General Assembly upheld the fundamental human right to water.

    Human Rights, Environment, Public Health
  • Just three years after we set out to "Send Joe Camel Packing," RJR Nabisco pulled its ads featuring the iconic cartoon camel.

    Public Health
  • When Coca-Cola’s interference put the the National Park Service’s plan to end the sale of bottled water at risk, thousands of members took action. The public outcry moved the Park Service to make good on its plan.

  • After years of grassroots organizing by a powerful coalition coordinated by Corporate Accountability International, Colombia –once a safe haven for Big Tobacco – passed a comprehensive national tobacco control law in keeping with the global tobacco treaty.

    Public Health
  • With our allies, we helped secure precedent-setting global tobacco treaty guidelines to prevent the industry from interfering in health policy. The guidelines have helped countries across the globe.

    Public Health
  • At McDonald's shareholders meeting we worked with allies to advance a first-of-its-kind resolution calling on the burger giant to document the impact its business is having on public health.

    Public Health
  • The organization is shifting the public climate around kid-focused junk-food marketing. In response, the fast food industry has made a wide range of changes to kids’ meals and kid-focused promotions.

    Public Health
  • "Deadly Deception" won an Academy Award for Best Documentary, exposing GE's role in the nuclear-weapons industry and bringing word of the GE Boycott to more than one billion TV viewers worldwide.

    Human Rights, Public Health
  • The Think Outside the Bottle campaign compelled top bottler Pepsi to label the sources of its bottled water – all too often, the tap.

    Environment, Public Health
  • Six states, 140 cities and a growing number of universities have declared an end to spending on bottled water, saving money and boosting confidence in the tap.

    Environment, Public Health
  • The organization exposed the truth behind RJR Nabisco’s family-friendly image, contributing to the breakup of the third-largest tobacco corporation in the world.

    Public Health
  • Corporate Accountability International supporters and allies forced hospital giant Columbia/HCA to alter policies and practices that put profits ahead of patient care.

    Human Rights, Public Health
  • In 2008, the U.S. Conference of Mayors resolved to phase out city spending on bottled water. Cities have since saved millions of taxpayer dollars, instead promoting public water systems.

    Environment, Public Health
  • We succeeded so well in connecting Philip Morris' brand image to its deadly abuses that even, after spending hundreds of millions of dollars to improve its brand, it was forced to change its name in 2003.

    Public Health
  • After the unanimous adoption of the global tobacco treaty, we launched a whirlwind grassroots campaign with governments and allied organizations across the Global South, swelling the number of ratifying countries from approximately 40 to 175 today.

    Public Health

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Corporate Accountability International
From Baltimore to Lagos to Chicago to Moscow, we've challenged some of the world's most abusive corporations in 2014 -- and won.
Shayda Edwards Naficy
The World Bank has been leading the charge to privatize water for decades, despite mounting evidence that corporate control of water is a threat to health, human rights, and democracy itself.
One Baltimore United coalition raises concerns with industry's track record of failure, prioritization of private contracts over public solutions
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