Philip Morris (NYSE: PM)| (NYSE: RAI) | (NASDAQ:MDLZ): The CWC is recommending that shareholders vote in favour of shareholder proposals urging mediation of alleged human rights violations at Philip Morris, Reynolds American, and Mondelez as well as additional proposals that will come to a vote later this year at Altria, Universal, and Alliance One.
RESOLVED, shareholders urge the Company to participate in mediation of any specific instances of alleged human rights violations involving the Company’s operations if mediation is offered by a governmental National Contact Point for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (the “OECD”) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. For the purposes of this policy, the human rights subject to mediation shall include, at a minimum, those expressed in the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work:
(a) Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
(b) the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor;
(c) the effective abolition of child labor; and
(d) the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.