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Business and Brands

324 petitions

Update posted 4 days ago

Petition to Wells Fargo, Timothy Sloan, Michael Loughlin, John Shrewsberry, Hope Hardison, Zachary Kalemba, Steve Easterbrook, Kevin Ozan, Richard Levy, Mary Mack, Avid Modjtabai, Johnathan Weiss

Wells Fargo: Use Your Influence to Stop Animal Cruelty

Chances are, you or someone you know has a bank account with Wells Fargo. It’s one of the largest banks in the world and almost everyone is familiar with this company. But most people don’t know about Wells Fargo’s close relationship with the nation’s biggest fast-food chain: McDonald’s. Not only is Wells Fargo/Wells Fargo Advisors a top institutional holder of McDonald’s stock, it also has a special financing program for McDonald’s franchise operators, and until recently the companies even shared 2 board members.Wells Fargo’s close relationship with McDonald’s is bad business because it means working with a company that supports extreme animal cruelty.Right now, McDonald’s is the subject of a nationwide boycott because of its outdated and ineffective animal welfare policies. The restaurant refuses to enact standards that would prevent some of the cruelest factory farming practices, despite the fact that many of its competitors, including Subway, Starbucks, and Burger King have already vowed to stop supporting these abuses. And yet, Wells Fargo has continued to invest in McDonald’s and its franchisees. It is unethical for Wells Fargo to continue to do business with a company that is complacent with widespread animal abuse and neglect.As consumers, we have the choice to support businesses that we feel are socially responsible and avoid businesses that don’t align with our morals. That’s why so many consumers are boycotting McDonald’s. Companies like Wells Fargo have this same choice and Wells Fargo has chosen to continue doing business with McDonald’s despite the unnecessary and outdated animal cruelty in the restaurant’s supply chain. Join us in asking Wells Fargo to either use its influence for good by urging McDonald’s to adopt meaningful animal welfare standards, or to end its relationship with McDonald’s.

The Humane League
133,491 supporters
Started 5 days ago

Petition to Amazon

Donate a portion of proceeds from Anthony Bourdain's books to suicide prevention

The world was moved last week when chef and author Anthony Bourdain passed away from suicide. Bourdain changed hearts and minds around the world, and held up the best of local cultures wherever he traveled. He encouraged curiosity, taking risks, and living life with an open mind. After his passing, many of his books -- including his groundbreaking "Kitchen Confidential" -- have climbed up the bestseller charts. "Kitchen Confidential" is now among the highest selling books in the country. Anthony Bourdain's tragic passing has elevated a national conversation around suicide and suicide prevention. That's why this petition hopes to convince Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world, to take some of the proceeds they're making off of selling Anthony Bourdain books, and make a donation to suicide prevention. Will you join and support? Across the United States, chefs and businesses touched by Bourdain have started to donate part of their proceeds to suicide prevention. Restaurants in New York and California have pledged to donate a share of their June proceeds -- some of which could be tens of thousands of dollars -- to national suicide prevention efforts. Wouldn't it be great if Amazon were able to do the same thing? Thank you, Anthony Bourdain, for teaching us so much about the world and for leaving behind an incredible legacy of adventure, connection, and caring for one another no matter where we live in this world. Let's all pledge to do all we can to live with the same intention as Anthony. If you or a loved one is also in need of a conversation, or are struggling with depression or any kind of issue, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 for help.

Campaigns Lab
5,509 supporters
Update posted 6 days ago

Petition to Bernardo Hees, CEO, The Kraft Heinz Company

Kraft: eliminate ANY and ALL sources of phthalates that may end up in your food.

My name is Chris Kindem, and I’m a mom of two living in West Seattle. You may have seen the recent news coverage of a study that found toxic industrial chemicals called phthalates in some mac n’ cheese powders. Like many moms, I was shocked to learn that one of my kids’ favorite meals might contain chemicals linked to harmful health effects. Mac n’ cheese is popular in my family: it’s simple, inexpensive, and most importantly, a kid-pleaser. It’s saved me many a lunch, and the occasional dinner, when my husband and I are too busy or exhausted to fix an elaborate meal for the family.  Sign my petition to call on Kraft to eliminate ANY and ALL sources of phthalates that may end up in its food products! The new research found phthalates in the powdered cheese of all 10 individual packets of mac n’ cheese tested. Measured in fat, the levels in mac n’ cheese powders were on average four times higher than they were in hard cheese blocks or other natural cheese. Yikes! Even worse, one type of phthalate that has been banned in toys—DEHP—was found in every cheese powder tested. Phthalates are linked to a genital condition in baby boys associated with increased risk of reproductive health problems, as well as harm to the developing brain that can lead to learning challenges and behavioral problems. Sign this petition now if you think Kraft should eliminate ANY and ALL sources of phthalates that may end up in its food products. Phthalates have not only been detected in mac n’ cheese powder, or even just cheese products. Phthalates have been found in all kinds of food—especially in more packaged and processed foods. In fact, one of the biggest sources of exposure to phthalates is through our food. Phthalates can get into our food—and our bodies—by escaping during food processing from plastic tubing, conveyor belts, the plastic gloves food workers wear, and even from some food packaging.  I don’t want these chemicals in the food I feed my kids! The good news is that safer alternatives are widely available for food processing and packaging. Food manufacturers can and should replace food contact materials containing phthalates with safer alternatives. As a market leader, Kraft has the power to drive industry-wide change by finding and eliminating any and all sources of phthalates that end up in any of its food products. They’ve already reduced artificial food coloring – they can do it with phthalates too. Kraft must take action and help protect its youngest customers from these chemicals. Kraft: eliminate ANY and ALL sources of phthalates that may end up in your food.

Chris and The Coalition for Safer Food Processing & Packaging
33,907 supporters