• boycott nestle

    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

    "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

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

  • waste management

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Landmark Healthy Meals Law

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 2012

    We partnered with Anna Lappé, sustainable food advocate and author of Diet for a Hot Planet, to create Food MythBusters. Through videos, digital organizing, and media coverage, this initiative has reached over 7 million people and debunked some deep-seated myths about our food system.

  • The St. Louis local Dump Veolia Coalition demanding that the city's water system not be left in the hands of the water giant corporation.

    When global water giant Veolia tried to sneak a contract into the city of St. Louis, Missouri in order to get its hands on the city’s water system, Corporate Accountability International leapt into action to make sure democracy prevailed.

  • Corporate Accountability International's Katherine Sawyer speaking in San Francisco about the passing of bill

    The city of San Francisco bid goodbye to the sale of most bottled water on city property in March 2014. That’s when its Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a historic ordinance vote.

  • 2014

    Philip Morris International (PMI) claims it doesn’t market to kids, but a hard-hitting report we released with long-time ally Campaign for Tobacco-Free kids shows otherwise.

  • 2014

    For two consecutive years we shut out tobacco corporations from international policy talks to prevent interference and ensure lifesaving regulations.

  • A girl stands next to empty water containers in Nagpur, India.

    After escalating pressure on the World Bank to stop investing in water corporations, we’ve made a major step toward reaching this goal.

  • Baltimore residents stand up for public water

    Together with the One Baltimore United coalition, we successfully stopped a contract with major global water privatizer, Veolia, in Baltimore.

  • 2015

    In quick succession, Ireland and the United Kingdom joined Australia as the first countries in the world to pass plain packaging laws.

  • 2015

    We stalled the World Bank’s private water plans in Lagos, ensuring the people of Lagos are able to make their voices heard.

  • 2015

    We led a powerful coalition of more than 20 organizations to defeat an attempt by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) to block our national parks from going bottled water free.

  • 2016

    After spending decades laying the groundwork for privatization in Lagos, Nigeria, and amid tremendous pressure, the World Bank dropped its efforts to push a public-private partnership (PPP) project there.

  • 2016

    A bill in Wisconsin that would have opened the floodgates for water privatization across the state went from a sure thing to completely toxic, thanks to rapid, strategic organizing.

  • 2016

    As part of one of the largest, most wide-ranging progressive coalitions in recent history, Corporate Accountability International helped defeat the corporate-driven trade deal.

  • Action in Kenya

    The world’s second-biggest tobacco transnational was bribing officials across Africa, so Kenya passed a law that would bar corporations found guilty of corruption from doing business in its borders.

  • 2017

    Just days before he left office, President Barack Obama contributed half a billion dollars to advance climate justice. Nearly 100,000 people and more than 100 organizations urged him to take action on climate that Donald Trump couldn’t undo -- and he listened!

  • McTeacher's Nights Protest

    The second-largest school district in the U.S. says no to McDonald’s predatory marketing to children.

  • Big Mac and Skiier

    In a huge victory for public health, McDonald’s and the Olympics ended their sponsorship deal three years early -- following years of broad and escalating resistance by the parents, health professionals, and sports lovers.

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