CSRHub Special Issues

Descriptions

Here is a short description of each of the special issues in our site.  By setting your opinion on these issues, you can change and control the ratings on the site. We are always interested in suggestions for additional special issues.  We are most interested in areas of interest to a large number of people and that have been well documented with publicly-available sources.  However, we will also accept lists of companies from smaller organizations, who want to put them on our site as part of their advocacy work.  Please contact us if you are interested in entering your own special issue list.

Companies on this list have a policy of testing the safety of their products on animals. Some may consider this a positive way to ensure that products do not harm humans. Some may consider this a negative, as it causes death an in some cases suffering, for animals.  Sources used: American Anti-Vivisection SocietyBetter World CompaniesCaring ConsumerIdeal Ratings, Institutional Shareholder ServicesISS ESG (IW Financial Data Set)Understanding Animal Research.

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The companies on this list are involved in Burma, either through subsidiaries located in the country or through trade or other commercial arrangements with it. Some consider interaction with Burma to be negative, as it may support the Burmese regime. Others may consider interaction with Burma as positive, as it may increase interaction with Burmese society and improve the welfare of its people.  Sources used:  Burma CampaignGlobal UnionIdeal Ratings.

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Companies or their suppliers have been reported to use child labor. Sources used: Ideal Ratings,  MSCI ESG Controversies.

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Companies on this list are involved in the coal industry either via coal mining, production of coal mining-related equipment, coal-based power production, or engineering services.  Sources used: American Coal Council Member CompaniesInstitutional Shareholder ServicesU.S. Energy Information Administration Coal ProducersVan Eck Global CoalWorld Coal Association Members.

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This company's board of directors has a diverse range of racial, sexual, and cultural backgrounds.  Sources used: 2020 Women on Boards,  Alliance for Board Diversity 2018Ideal Ratings.

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Companies on this list drill for natural gas in shale formations (called “shale plays”) using high-volume hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” (sometimes spelled without the k). This drilling technique is controversial, due to the lack of scientific understanding of the environmental risks (such as water contamination) and human health risks related to the emissions released from the drilling process. These are Oil and Gas Extraction companies, otherwise called the "Exploration & Production" (E&P) business. However, this list also includes companies that provide services related to Exploration & Production in the shale plays, such as gathering, processing transporting and storing natural gas. Sources used: FracFocus.caFracking-Disclosing the FactsFracTrackerInstitutional Shareholder ServicesMarcellus MoneyMarcellus ShaleOhio Government Department of Natural Resources (ODNR)Pennsylvania DOEP.

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Companies that have an involvement in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Sources used: Ideal Ratings, Non-GMO Project.  

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The companies on this list are involved in Iran, either through subsidiaries located in the country or through trade or other commercial arrangements with it. Sources used: California Iran Contracting ActIdeal RatingsProtecting Florida’s Investments Act (PFIA)United Against Nuclear Iran.

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These companies are involved either in generating nuclear power or in creating equipment or providing services to companies who generate nuclear power.  Sources used: EIA Nuclear ListIdeal RatingsInstitutional Shareholder ServicesISS ESG (IW Financial Data Set).

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Companies on this list are known to create or use pesticides or to emit polluting chemicals.  Sources used: Ideal RatingsISS ESG (IW Financial Data Set)MSCI ESG ControversiesMSCI ESG Intangible Value AssessmentPERI.

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Companies on this list have significant operations in Sudan. Sources used: Ideal Ratings.

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Various groups have encouraged boycotts of companies who market Trump family-related products and services.  Sources used: Goods Unite Us, Grab Your Wallet.

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The company supports working mothers through its policies on family leave, day care, health care, job sharing, etc.  Sources used: CDP Supply Chain Report, ISS ESG (IW Financial Data Set), NAFE Top 70-2018, NAFE Top 70-2019, NAFE Top 70-2020, Vigeo, Working Mother List 2017, Working Mother List 2018, Working Mother List 2019, Working Multicultural Women 2018.

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