Successes

  • boycott nestle
    1984

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

  • Debra Chasnoff accepts Academy Award
    1992

    "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.

  • March to boycott GE Nuclear Weapons Business
    1993

    In 1986, we launched the GE Boycott, ultimately compelling the corporation to stop manufacturing nuclear weapons.

  • waste management
    1996

    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.

  • Exposing Joe Camel
    1997

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

  • Woman protests tobacco in memory of her late Dad and Mom
    1999

    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.

  • Columbia HCA is shamed by protesters
    2000

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

  • Gigi Kellett and TJ Faircloth at the UN
    2003

    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.

  • Kraft Macaroni and Cheese box with cigarettes
    2003

    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.

  • March in support of a Global Tobacco Treaty
    2005

    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.

  • Protester asks Aquafina to label source
    2007

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

  • Mayor RT Rybak of Minneapolis drinking tap water
    2008

    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.

  • Yul Francisco Dorado at balloon releasing celebration for the passing of Columbia's Landmark Tobacco Law
    2008

    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.

  • Children fetching water at the bore hole
    2010

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

  • Landmark Healthy Meals Law
    2010

    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.

  • Yul Francisco Dorado accepts Bloomberg Award
    2010

    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.

  • Cafe owner pledges to have a bottled-water free establishment
    2011

    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.

  • Doctors speaking at the Codman Center, press conference
    2011

    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.

  • TV reporter holds up our Retire Ronald report
    2012

    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.

  • Owner declares cafe bottled-water free
    2012

    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.

  • Grand Canyon bans Dasani water
    2012

    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.

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