Waste Management significantly reduced lobbying and campaign contributions after being inducted into the organization's Corporate Hall of Shame in 1996 for manipulating public policy at the expense of the environment and people’s health.
We helped ensure the unanimous adoption of the global tobacco treaty, the first global public health and corporate accountability treaty. The treaty protects nearly 90 percent of the world’s population.
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.
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.
In 2010, San Francisco passed a groundbreaking ordinance requiring kids’ meals with toy giveaways meet basic nutritional standards. Dedicated grassroots organizing successfully countered McDonald’s financial and lobbying clout.
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.
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.