WWF, SustainAbility report on extent to which lobbying activities of S&P Global 100 companies are consistent with their social & environmental commitments

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20 July 2005

New Study Examines Link Between Lobbying and Corporate Responsibility

Author: GreenBiz.com

The report, Influencing Power, [by WWF and SustainAbility] ranked the world's top 100 companies on the transparency of their lobbying activities and whether it demonstrates support for their public statements on corporate responsibility. [refers to Toyota, GlaxoSmithKline, Ford, General Motors, BASF, Chevron, Dow Chemical, ABN Amro, BP, HSBC, Royal Dutch/Shell]

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1 July 2005

[PDF] full report: "Influencing Power - Reviewing the conduct and content of corporate lobbying" (free registration required)

Author: SustainAbility & WWF

[Companies with "systematic" approach: BASF, BP, Chevron, Dow, Ford, General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard. Companies with "developing" approach: Altria, AstraZeneca, Diageo, Microsoft, Pfizer, Philips, Shell, Swiss Re, Time Warner, Total. Companies with "basic" approach: Alcan, Barclays, Bayer, BBVA, BHP Billiton, Citigroup, Coca-Cola, Colgate-Palmolive, Credit Suisse, DaimlerChrysler, Dell, Deutsche Telekom, DuPont, ExxonMobil, Fortis, France Telecom, IBM, ING, Johnson & Johnson, McDonald's Merck, Nestlé, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, Repsol YPF, Suez, Texas Instruments, Toyota, Unilever, United Technologies, Volkswagen. Companies with no information on lobbying, or just general references: 3M, ABN Amro, Aegon, Alcatel, Allianz, AIG, Assicurazioni Generali, AT&T, AXA, Banco Santander, BNP Paribas, Bridgestone, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Canon, Carrefour, Deutsche Bank, E.ON, EMC, Ericsson, Fujifilm, General Electric, Gillette, Hitachi, Honda, HSBC, Intel, Ito-Yokado, JPMorgan Chase, Kimberly-Clark, L'Oreal, Lucent Technologies, Matsushita Electric, Mitsubishi Tokyo (Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi), Morgan Stanley, News Corporation, Nissan, Nortel Networks, Novartis, PepsiCo, Reuters, Samsung, Sanofi-Aventis, Siemens, Sony, Telefónica, Toshiba, Tyco, UBS, Vivendi Universal, Vodafone, Wal-Mart]

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