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[PDF] Fiduciary Guide to Toxic Chemical Risk

Author: Jane Ambachtsheer, Mercer Investment Consulting; Jonas Kron, attorney; Richard Liroff, Investor Environmental Health Network; Tim Little, Rose Foundation for Communities & Environment; Rachel Massey, Global Development & Environment Institute, Tufts Univ., Published on: 1 January 2007

This Fiduciary Guide to Toxic Chemical Risk examines the financial dimensions of toxic chemical risk – in products, in supply chains, and in many investors’ portfolios. It explores how these risks may be quantified, and offers fiduciaries a policy framework to view these long-term (but often poorly understood) threats to shareholder value.
[Refers to DuPont, Sherwin-Williams, Enpro Industries, Halliburton, Kaiser Aluminum, Dow Chemical, Merck, Tosco, Ultramar Diamond Shamrock (now part of Valero), Tesoro, Baxter Healthcare (part of Baxter International).
Refers to positive steps by Whole Foods, Wal-Mart, ConAgra, Becton Dickinson (BD), Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, 3M, Sony, C&A Floorcoverings (part of Tandus), Construction Specialties (part of C/S Group), B. Braun Medical (part of B. Braun Melsungen), Catholic Healthcare West, Kaiser Permanente, Premier Inc., Consorta.
Refers to consideration of environmental & social considerations in investment decisions by Smith Barney (part of Citigroup), Goldman Sachs, UBS, Merrill Lynch.
Appendices include shareholder resolutions filed with Apple, Avon, Becton Dickinson (BD), CVS, ConAgra, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Hasbro, Johnson & Johnson, Mohawk Industries, Scotts Miracle-Gro, Sears, ServiceMaster, Whole Foods]

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Related companies: 3M Apple Avon B. Braun Melsungen Baxter International BD (Becton, Dickinson) Citigroup ConAgra CVS Dow Chemical DuPont Halliburton Hasbro Johnson & Johnson Kaiser Aluminum Kaiser Permanente Merck Merrill Lynch (part of Bank of America) Mohawk Industries Scotts Sears ServiceMaster Sherwin-Williams Smith Barney (now Morgan Stanley Wealth Management) Sony Tesoro Tosco UBS Valero Energy Walmart Whole Foods Market