Your Voice at the Table: Shareholder Proposals

Shareholders of corporations have the right to take part in the firm’s strategic management by participating in annual meetings. A company’s management proposes issues to be voted on at these meetings, and shareholders have the right to place their own proposals on the ballot. 

We file these proposals each year to send a signal to corporate management and the board. This often encourages the company to speak to us about reaching an agreement.  If an agreement is reached, we are pleased to withdraw our proposal.

If we cannot reach agreement, the proposal is printed in the corporate proxy statement and presented at the company’s annual meeting, where it is put to a vote by all company shareholders. We view the shareholder proposal as a tactical tool, not an end.  Our goal is to encourage the company to engage in dialogue to make progress on the underlying issue. 

We frequently collaborate with other investment firms, public pension funds and foundations. Below, we list under “lead filer” the filings in which we played the main role. Under “co-filer,” we list proposals where Domini played a supporting role.

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COMPANY ISSUE VOTE 
2017
Lead filer:
AT&T Indirect political contributions 30%
Chipotle Mexican Grill Sustainability reporting Agreement Reached
Intercontinental Exchange Stock exchanges and sustainability disclosure 10%
Kraft Heinz Deforestation 13%
Michael Kors Protecting migrant workers in global supply chains Agreement Reached
Motorola Solutions Protecting migrant workers in global supply chains 12%
Nucor Lobbying report (tied to climate change) 38%
Co-filer:
Biogen Pharmaceutical pricing Excluded at SEC
Merck Pharmaceutical pricing Excluded at SEC
PepsiCo Pesticide pollution 9%
UPS Renewable energy goals Agreement Reached
2016
Lead filer:
3M De-link executive compensation incentives from share buybacks 6%
AT&T Indirect political contributions disclosure 29%
Best Buy Adopt principles for minimum wage reform Agreement Reached
Chipotle Mexican Grill Sustainability reporting 43%
First Solar  Political contributions disclosure Agreement Reached
Kroger Ban assault weapon sales at Fred Meyer Stores Excluded at SEC
Nucor Political lobbying disclosure 32% 
Staples Adopt principles for minimum wage reform Excluded at SEC
Target De-link executive compensation incentives from share buybacks Agreement Reached
Verizon Communications Indirect political contributions disclosure 30%
Co-filer:
Amazon Sustainability reporting 27%
UPS Political lobbying disclosure 23%
Whole Foods Sustainable palm oil sourcing Agreement Reached
2015 
Lead filer:
Apple Corporate tax principles Withdrawn in exchange for dialogue
AT&T Disclosure of indirect political contributions 26%
Avon Products Palm oil sourcing Agreement Reached
Chipotle Mexican Grill Sustainability reporting 31%
Kraft Foods Group Deforestation 30%
Lowe's Companies Sales of pesticides linked to honeybee declines Agreement Reached
MeadWestvaco Political contributions disclosure Agreement Reached
Verizon Communications Disclosure of indirect political contributions 32%
Co-filer:
Energen Methane Emissions Reporting 29.40%
Southwestern Energy Methane Emissions Reporting Agreement Reached
United Parcel Service Political Lobbying Disclosure 16%
2014
Lead filer:
AT&T Political contributions disclosure 24.60%
Google Corporate tax avoidance 1%
JetBlue Airways Political contributions disclosure Withdrawn
Kraft Foods Group Forestry practices Not presented
Mondelez International Forestry practices Withdrawn
PepsiCo Forestry practices Withdrawn
Verizon Communications Political lobbying disclosure 26.60%
Co-filer:
Chipotle Mexican Grill Sustainability reporting 31.30%
Energen Methane emissions 26.80%
Pioneer Natural Resources Hydraulic Fracturing/Methane emissions Withdrawn
PNC Financial Services Coal financing 23.40%
United Parcel Service Political lobbying disclosure 16.80%
2013
Lead filer:
AT&T Political contributions disclosure 25.36%
JPMorgan Chase Political contributions disclosure Withdrawn
Mondelez International (formerly, Kraft) Sustainable forestry Presented, but did not appear on proxy statement
US Bancorp Impacts of payday lending Withdrawn
Co-filer:
PNC Financial Services Group Climate change risks 22.80%
Verizon Political lobbying disclosure 25.8
2012
Lead filer:
AT&T Corporate political activity 38.60%
Cisco Systems Internet freedom 42.50%
Coca-Cola Toxins in consumer products (Bisphenol-A) Omitted at SEC
JPMorgan Chase Corporate political activity 10.60%
Kraft Sustainable forestry 8.30%
Lowe's Sustainable forestry Withdrawn
RR Donnelley Sustainable forestry 26.70%
Co-filer:
Anadarko Petroleum Hydraulic fracturing Withdrawn
2011
Lead filer:
AT&T Corporate political activity 31%
Coca-Cola Toxins in consumer products (Bisphenol-A) 25.10%
Goldman Sachs Corporate political activity 13.80%
JPMorgan Chase Corporate political activity 37.40%
RR Donnelley Sustainable forestry 29.40%
Southwestern Energy Hydraulic fracturing Withdrawn
Co-filer:
3M Corporate political activity 36%
Anadarko Petroleum Hydraulic fracturing Withdrawn
Best Buy Corporate political activity Withdrawn
Cisco Systems Internet freedom 34%
IBM Corporate political activity 31.40%
PepsiCo Corporate political activity 11%
Target Corporate political activity Withdrawn
2010
Lead filer:
AT&T Political contributions Omitted at SEC
Coca-Cola Toxins in consumer products 22%
Goldman Sachs Political contributions 37%
International Paper Sustainable forestry Withdrawn
JPMorgan Chase Political contributions Omitted at SEC
Nucor Slavery in Brazil Withdrawn
Procter & Gamble Sustainable forestry and palm oil Withdrawn
RR Donnelley Sustainable forestry 10%
Co-filer:
Cisco Systems Internet freedom 34.30%
2009
Lead filer:
AT&T Political contributions 31.80%
Bank of America Predatory credit card practices 33.40%
Goldman Sachs Political contributions 22.20%
International Paper Sustainable forestry 6.10%
Nucor Modern slavery report 26.90%
RR Donnelley Sustainable forestry 8.70%
Co-filer:
American Express Predatory credit card practices Withdrawn
Avon Products Product safety: nanomaterials 10.70%
Cisco Systems Internet censorship 33%
Cooper Industries Human rights policy NA
Cummins Union relations 15.20%
Southwest Airlines Sustainability reporting Withdrawn
TimeWarner Separation of chair and CEO Withdrawn
2008
Lead filer:
American Express Political contributions Withdrawn
AT&T Political contributions 32%
Becton Dickinson Product safety: brominated flame retardants 36.10%
Best Buy Climate change: sustainable forestry Withdrawn
Cummins Union relations 16.40%
Home Depot Climate change: sustainable forestry Withdrawn
International Paper Climate change: sustainable forestry 5.30%
J.C. Penney Product safety: PVC Withdrawn
Lowe’s Sustainability reporting Withdrawn
Nucor Slavery Withdrawn
RR Donnelley Climate change: sustainable forestry 5.90%
Xerox Global labor standards 7.10%
Co-filer:
Avon Products Product safety: nanomaterials 25%
Cisco Internet censorship 32%
Colgate-Palmolive Product safety: nanomaterials Withdrawn
Cooper Industries Human rights 10.20%
JetBlue Sustainability reporting Withdrawn
MeadWestvaco Climate change: sustainable forestry Withdrawn
Pulte Climate change 22.90%
Southwest Airlines Sustainability reporting 21%
TimeWarner Separation of chair and CEO 43%
2007
Lead filer:
AT&T Political contributions 13.30%
BellSouth Political contributions Company acquired by AT&T
CVS Recycling Withdrawn
EOG Resources Climate change Withdrawn
Kimberly-Clark Forestry practices 8.10%
Lowe’s Forestry practices 5.70%
Procter & Gamble Sustainable forestry Withdrawn
Verizon Political contributions  Withdrawn
Wendy’s Sustainability reporting 33.10%
Xerox Global labor standards 9.10%
Co-filer:
Anadarko Climate change Withdrawn
Cisco Systems Internet censorship and surveillance 36%
Coca-Cola Recycling Withdrawn
Cooper Industries Human rights policy 12.40%
FirstGroup (U.K.) Global labor standards 10%
Hewlett-Packard Political contributions Withdrawn
Home Depot Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) disclosure 26%
Wells Fargo Global warming Withdrawn
2006
Lead filer:
Apple Global labor standards Withdrawn
AT&T Political contributions 15.20%
Avon Toxics policy report 4.80%
Becton Dickinson Brominated flame retardants 8.70%
BellSouth Political contributions 12.10%
Devon Energy Climate change report Withdrawn
Emerson Electric Sexual orientation nondiscrimination Withdrawn
Kimberly-Clark Forestry report 8.20%
Limited Brands Forestry report Withdrawn
Lowe’s Forestry report 7%
Monster Worldwide Board diversity 9.70%
Verizon Political contributions 33.40%
Wendy’s Sustainability reporting 38.20%
Co-filer:
Anadarko Climate change Withdrawn
Chubb Sustainability report Withdrawn
Cisco Systems Internet censorship 29%
Cooper Industries Human rights policy SEC omitted
Home Depot EEO Disclosure 36%
Illinois Tool Works Sustainability reporting Withdrawn
PepsiCo Recycling Withdrawn
2005
Lead filer:
Apple Vendor standards Withdrawn
AT&T Executive pension benefits 29.40%
Avon Product safety 4.80%
BellSouth Political contributions 12.20%
Emerson Electric Sexual orientation nondiscrimination 34.70%
PepsiAmericas Recycling 4%
SBC Communications Political contributions 12.50%
Verizon Political contributions 14.90%
Wendy’s Sustainability reporting Withdrawn
Co-filer:
Amgen EEO disclosure Withdrawn
Anadarko Climate change Withdrawn
Apache Climate change Withdrawn
Cisco Systems Human rights policy 13%
Costco Land procurement 4.80%
Dana Sexual orientation nondiscrimination Withdrawn
Home Depot EEO disclosure 30%
Merck Political contributions 8.80%
PepsiCo Recycling Withdrawn
2004
Lead filer:
AT&T Executive compensation Withdrawn
Avon Products Parabens phaseout 8.70%
Costco Wholesale Antibribery policy SEC Omitted
Devon Climate change Withdrawn
Lowe’s GRI report SEC Omitted
Masco Sexual orientation nondiscrimination Withdrawn
NiSource Sexual orientation nondiscrimination Withdrawn
OGE Energy Sexual orientation nondiscrimination Withdrawn
Oxford Health Plans Tobacco divestment Withdrawn
PepsiAmericas Recycling 5.40%
Target Sustainability reporting Withdrawn
Time Warner Political contributions Withdrawn
Tribune Political contributions Withdrawn
Co-filer:
Amgen EEO disclosure 14%
Anadarko Climate change 28%
Apache Climate change 37%
Chubb Climate change SEC Omitted
Cooper Industries Sustainability reporting 29%
Cisco Pay disparity 11%
Intel Water use Withdrawn
J.P. Morgan Chase Environmental issues Withdrawn
Merck Political contributions 10.40%
2003
Lead filer:
AT&T Employee pension plan conversion 8.60%
Avon Products Parabens phaseout 6.20%
Oxford Health Plans Tobacco divestment 10.40%
PepsiCo Recycling SEC Omitted
Procter & Gamble Coffee crisis report Withdrawn
Co-filer:
Cintas Vendor standards 8.40%
Cisco Pay disparity 9.10%
Cooper Industries Sustainability report 44%
Coca-Cola Recycling SEC Omitted
Emerson Sexual orientation policy 10%
Illinois Tool Works EEO disclosure Withdrawn
Marsh & McLennan Embedded climate risk Withdrawn
Microsoft GRI report Withdrawn
Sears Vendor standards Withdrawn
Federal Express Sexual orientation policy Withdrawn
2002
Lead filer:
AT&T Employee pension plan conversion 10%
Gap Vendor standards report Withdrawn
H.B. Fuller Sales of adhesives to tobacco industry Withdrawn
Co-filer:
Coca-Cola Report on beverage container recycling goals 4.20%
Cooper Industries Sustainability report 21.90%
Emerson Electric Sexual orientation nondiscrimination 10.20%
Household Int’l Link executive pay to predatory lending performance 27.00%
Johnson & Johnson Global corporate standards Withdrawn
PepsiCo Recycling policy 9.40%
Sears, Roebuck Vendor standards 9.40%
2001
Lead filer:
AT&T Employee pension plan conversion 11.30%
Caraustar Disclosure of environmental liabilities Withdrawn
H.B. Fuller Sales of adhesives to tobacco industry 6.20%
Mattel Executive severance pay review Withdrawn
McDonald’s Tie executive compensation to social performance 8.70%
Mead Disclosure of environmental liabilities SEC Omitted
Nordstrom Vendor standards 6.20%
Co-filer:
Coca-Cola Comprehensive recycling policy 5.20%
Cooper Industries Global corporate standards 9.40%
Dana CERES endorsement 9.70%
Emerson Electric Sexual orientation nondiscrimination 12.80%
Enron Biodiversity/indigenous rights 7.90%
Hershey’s Report on phaseout of genetically engineered foods 2.30%
Home Depot EEO disclosure Withdrawn
PepsiCo Comprehensive recycling policy 8.30%
Sears, Roebuck Vendor standards 8.10%
2000
Lead filer:
H.B. Fuller Sales of adhesives to tobacco industry 7.70%
McDonald’s Contract supplier standards Withdrawn
Merrill Lynch Three Gorges Dam/underwriting criteria Withdrawn
Nordstrom Contract supplier standards 9.00%
Co-filer:
Cooper Industries Global corporate standards 6.50%
Dana Endorses CERES principles 8.70%
Home Depot EEO disclosure 9.70%
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Pay equity study 6.50%
Sears, Roebuck Vendor standards Withdrawn
Wal-Mart Stores Contract supplier standards SEC Omitted
1999
Lead filer:
H.B. Fuller Sales of adhesives to tobacco industry 13.30%
Co-filer:
American Int’l Group Inclusive board 6.60%
Cooper Industries Global corporate standards 7.70%
Dana Endorse CERES principles 11.40%
Walt Disney Contract supplier standards 8.20%
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Pay equity study 16.60%
Home Depot EEO disclosure 11.40%
Sears, Roebuck Contract supplier standards 8.40%
1998
Lead Filer:
H.B. Fuller Sales of adhesives to tobacco industry 9.00%
Co-filer:
American Int’l Group Inclusive board 14.40%
Atlantic Richfield Guidelines for country selection 3.60%
Circuit City Improve board diversity 9.20%
Walt Disney Link executive compensation to social and environmental performance Withdrawn
Home Depot Affirmative action 14.50%
Sears, Roebuck Report on overseas purchasing policies SEC Omitted
1997
Lead filer:
H.B Fuller Sales of adhesives to tobacco industry 10.20%
Co-filer:
Alcoa Review maquiladora operations Withdrawn
Atlantic Richfield Cost of Burma boycott Withdrawn
Dillard Dept. Stores Glass ceiling report 12.20%
Walt Disney Link executive compensation to social and environmental performance 10.40%
Johnson & Johnson Review maquiladora operations 6.00%
SBC Communications Phase out paper from rainforests Withdrawn
1996
Co-filer:
Atlantic Richfield Code of conduct/non-U.S. operations 7.30%
Dillard Dept. Stores Glass ceiling report 13.90%
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Review maquiladora operations 4.40%
Intel Environmental hazards Withdrawn
Johnson & Johnson Review maquiladora operations SEC Omitted
Wal-Mart Stores Glass ceiling report Withdrawn
1995
Co-filer:
Atlantic Richfield CERES report 8.90%
Cooper Industries Endorse CERES principles 7.60%
Dillard Dept. Stores Equal employment report 13.20%
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Endorse CERES principles 9.40%
Equitable Resources CERES report 11.20%
Intel Community/environmental hazards 4.90%
Wal-Mart Stores EEO disclosure 5.50%
1994
Co-filer:
Wal-Mart Stores Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) disclosure 7.30%

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