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Egg-ceptional: Twinkies and Hostess Brands to Switch to Cage-Free Eggs

Classic Hostess brands agree to use cage-free eggs after Green Century engagement. Contact Information: Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Douglass Guernsey, Shareholder Advocate, dguernsey@greencentury.com, 617-747-4447 (BOSTON) J. M. Smucker Co* announced that its Hostess brand, which includes iconic snack products like Twinkies, Snowballs and CupCakes, will be switching completely to direct purchases of cage-free…

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Will Shareholders Support Nature Disclosure at PepsiCo?

Media Contacts: Andrew Shalit, Shareholder Advocate, ashalit@greencentury.com, 617-747-4439 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, April 30, 2024 – Shareholders will have their say on Green Century’s° shareholder proposal asking PepsiCo* to assess and report its impacts on nature & biodiversity at its May 1 annual general meeting. PepsiCo touts itself as an environmentally responsible…

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What Will the Shareholder Vote at IBM Reveal?

Media Contacts:  Andrea Ranger, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, April 29, 2024 – Shareholders will cast a vote on Green Century’s° shareholder proposal asking IBM* to set a stronger greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target at its April 30 annual general meeting.  Though IBM has committed to reducing a percentage of its overall…

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Bunge to Strengthen No-Deforestation Efforts in the Amazon, Cerrado

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495   Boston, April 29, 2024 – Bunge Global SA*, a leading global agribusiness company, has agreed to report on deforestation and conversion risks in its supply chain and take immediate corrective action to protect tropical ecosystems. The commitment came…

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Walmart and Tractor Supply Won’t Allow Shareholder Vote on Climate Disclosures

Media Contacts: Andrew Shalit, Shareholder Advocate, ashalit@greencentury.com, 617-747-4439 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, April 25, 2024 – National retailers Walmart and Tractor Supply Company will not allow shareholders to vote on proposals to disclose more information about the sources of each company’s planet-warming emissions. The move comes after the SEC notified the companies…

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Why are Big Brands Reducing Plastic?

Contact Information: Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Douglass Guernsey, Shareholder Advocate, dguernsey@greencentury.com, 617-747-4447 (BOSTON) What do the world’s largest hotel chain, an entertainment giant and a big box retailer all have in common? Each recently committed to reducing single-use plastic after signing agreements with Green Century°. Green Century used its position as shareholders to win plastic…

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STATEMENT: Domino’s Pizza Supports Humane Pork Production

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813 Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, April 23, 2024 – Following the submission of a Green Century° shareholder proposal, Domino’s Pizza* announced its opposition to  the confinement of breeding pigs in gestation crates and supports housing them in open groups instead. “The Company supports the humane treatment of animals and will…

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New study from ADM leads to protections for wild lands in South America

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495   Boston, April 22, 2024 – Archer-Daniels-Midland Company* (ADM), one of the largest agricultural companies in the world, has released a study that informed a new policy to enhance protections for South American ecosystems key to global biodiversity and…

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STATEMENT: AGCO Announces Plan for Climate Roadmap

Media Contacts:  Andrea Ranger, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, April 19, 2024 – AGCO Corporation* committed to developing its first climate roadmap, also known as a climate transition plan, after Green Century° filed a shareholder proposal with the company in late 2023. Companies across industries are increasingly adopting climate transition plans to show…

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Mattel to Report on Single-Use Plastic in Packaging to CDP

(Boston) Mattel, Inc.*, one of the largest toy companies in the world, has agreed to report on its single-use plastic in packaging to the standardized reporting framework CDP in 2025 after reaching an agreement with Green Century°, an environmentally responsible mutual fund. Mattel uses plastic packaging for its popular toy brands like Barbie, Hot Wheels,…

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