Farming Practices

At Costco and Sanderson Farms, As You Sow withdrew at both companies after agreements. They had asks each for “an enterprise-wide policy to phase out the use of medically important antibiotics in its store brand meat and poultry supply chain, with an exception for treatment and non-routine control of diagnosed illness.” At Sanderson, which until last year challenged the idea that food animal antibiotics use presented harms to humans, the agreement came after growing investor support; a similar proposal earned 43.1 percent last year and 31.5 percent in 2017.

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Animal Products

Proposals this year about animal-derived products deal with fur and down. At Kohl’s, Harrington Investments wants the company to “adopt a vendor policy regarding oversight on preventing cruelty to animals throughout the supply chain,” pointing out that it has no policy about animal welfare in its supply chain. Previous resolutions from the Humane Society of the United States about fur products sold by Kohl’s earned about 3 percent in 2012 and 2013.

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