Regarding item 3 on the agenda: The members of the executive board are not discharged.
The Executive Board of Heckler & Koch AG had originally assured us shareholders and the public that the »Green Country Strategy« would be consistently adhered to in arms exports. Only »the good guys« in NATO states, NATO-associated states or EU states would be supplied with small arms.
This was confirmed after CDE under Nicolas Walewski recently took over the share package of the previous majority shareholder Andreas Heeschen. A press released by H&K on 17 July 2020 stated that the company still stands by the »Green Country Strategy«. Weiterlesen
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Protests on the occasion the Annual General Meeting on 18 June
Ludwigshafen, Heidelberg, Cologne, Hamburg, Johannesburg, Berlin – This year’s virtual Annual Meeting of BASF on June 18 will be accompanied by protests outside the company’s headquarters in Ludwigshafen and online. The international network Plough Back the Fruits is calling for a binding supply chain law that will finally get companies like BASF to address human rights violations in their global supply chains. In view of the Corona pandemic, the network is asking BASF to forego the payment of a dividend. Weiterlesen
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The Association of Ethical Shareholders Germany proposes that ratification of the acts of manage-ment of the Management Board be refused.
The Management Board of Deutsche Bank has failed to adequately meet its responsibility to implement more effective measures to tackle climate change and satisfy its human rights due diligence It is not enough to merely formally commit to the objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Global Compact.
Disregard for UN principles for human rights due diligence
Deutsche Bank continues to fail to fully apply the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in its business conduct. Weiterlesen
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Re agenda item 5: Resolution on the discharge of the members of Uniper SE’s Management Board for financial year 2019
Ethical Shareholders Germany moves not to discharge the members of the Management Board.
Reasons: The Management Board of Uniper SE does not meet the requirements of the Paris Climate Change Convention and the UN’s guiding principles for business and human rights. Uniper’s central business model, power generation using the fossil fuels coal and gas, makes a decisive contribution to climate change.
Datteln IV: Adherence to power plant highlights problems of relying on coal-fired power generation
In order to still get the Datteln IV coal-fired power plant on the grid despite the coal phase-out, Uniper has offered to shut down its remaining coal-fired power plant units. Weiterlesen
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byChristian Russau, human rights activist and board member of Ethical Shareholders Germany
As Bayer takes advantages of the new german shareholder participation laws in times of Corona‘s social distancing, for us, who we are human rights activists, this year it is not possible to take an active part in Bayer‘s AGM to criticize Bayer‘s directory board directly as we did the last decades. But, nonetheless our critic is more important than ever. So, here we go:
Press Release of 28 civil society organizations, including Ethical Shareholders Germany
The EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) is a crucial first step towards supply chains free from human rights abuse. The EU Regulation on the responsible supply of tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold (3TG) from conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA) was approved in 2017 and will enter into force in 2021. Before this date, the EU member states need to adopt measures to ensure the implementation of the Regulation. However, the first implementation measures being discussed by member states risk diluting the efficacy of the Regulation by concealing the list of companies subjected to it. Weiterlesen
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Like the previous speakers I will also deliver this speech in English and then there will be a German translation.
My name is Varsha, I am 17 years old and an organiser for School Strike for Climate Australia. Since I was born, CO2 has risen from around 313 ppm to 407 ppm. It’s scary to know that without urgent emission reductions, we could reach a point of no return in just 10 years – when I will be 27.
Australia has suffered an unprecedented bushfire crisis this summer. We have faced walls of flames over 70 metres high. Our biggest cities have been blanketed in hazardous smoke, 35 people have died, over 2000 homes have been turned into ash and more than a billion animals have been killed. Weiterlesen
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