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11.6% of Independent Tyson Shareholders Support Green Century Deforestation Proposal

Media Contacts: Pam Podger, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495; Annie Sanders, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691 Boston, February 14, 2024 – A noteworthy 11.6% of independent Tyson Foods* shareholders voted in favor of a Green Century° shareholder proposal urging the company to eliminate deforestation from its supply chains by 2025. Independent shareholders include all shares that are not held by Tyson…

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NXP Semiconductors* to Publish Climate Roadmap

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, February 14, 2024 – Green Century° filed a shareholder proposal with NXP Semiconductors in December, asking the company to develop and publish a climate roadmap or climate transition plan. After close collaboration with Green Century, NXP pledged to develop a…

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Applied Materials* to Cut Carbon Emissions

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, January 4, 2023 – After filing a shareholder proposal, Green Century° reached an agreement with Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied) to map out its strategy to cut carbon emissions by 2040.  Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Applied employs 39,000 people, and is…

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Green Century’s Top Highlights from 2023

We have had a terrific 2023 and have made great strides in helping protect our planet and in making the world a better place through our robust shareholder advocacy, nonprofit ownership, and environmentally responsible funds. Here are some highlights. Renewable energy plans for top chipmakers Silicon chips are found everywhere these days — in computers,…

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Corning* Sets Ambitious Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Embraces Development of Climate Transition Plan

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813   Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, November 21, 2023 – In 2020, Green Century° noticed that Corning Inc. did not have A greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction target that were ambitious enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, a commitment signed in 2015 by…

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Douglass Guernsey – Behind the Scenes of a Shareholder Advocate

As a shareholder advocate at Green Century°, I try to influence the world’s top companies to make better environmental decisions by meeting directly with corporate leaders.  Much of this work happens on the computer or over the phone, but there is nothing like meeting in person – partially because you never know what to expect. …

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Andrea Ranger: That’s right. The CEO just called me.

Life as a shareholder advocate can be unpredictable – some of my work has a consistent flow, but I certainly wasn’t expecting an impromptu call from a CEO. Green Century° shareholder advocates often use the stakes in different companies on behalf of Green Century Funds, as a way of influencing management decisions on deforestation, carbon…

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CarMax* to expand carbon offsets disclosure in response to Green Century Funds’ shareholder proposal

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, July 10, 2023 — CarMax, Inc., the largest used vehicle retailer in the U.S., has committed to strengthening its carbon offsets disclosure so that shareholders can assess whether the company is on track to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions reduction…

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STATEMENT: The New York Times* leans into a new commitment on net-zero emissions after discussions with Green Century

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 BOSTON, June 28, 2023 – After discussions with Green Century°, The New York Times Company (The Times) set a net-zero by 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target covering its scope 1 and 2 emissions. Green Century had approached the newspaper with concerns about…

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Kraft Heinz Sets Global Policy to Eliminate Deforestation in Response to Green Century Shareholder Proposal

Media Contacts: Annie Sanders, Director of Shareholder Advocacy, asanders@greencentury.com, 773-272-6691 Pam Podger, Director of Communications, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495   Boston, June 28, 2023 – Kraft Heinz,* one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world, announced a first-ever Global Deforestation- and Conversion-Free Policy in response to a Green Century Funds° shareholder proposal asking the…

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