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SHAREHOLDER RESOLUTIONS: AVERAGE SHAREHOLDER SUPPORT BY SUB-CATEGORY
Columns headed '#' show number of unique resolutions voted on.
Columns headed '%' show the percent shareholder support for those resolutions.
 

CategorySub-Category20042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017
#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%#%

climate changeclimate strategy/risk report916%1011%621%923%631%434%516%312%121%417%722%1023%1640%1942%
climate changecoal mining/coal-fired power generation000000000000231%0
climate changedirector environmental expertise00000000000121%320%0
climate changeghg emissions disclosure00017%17%22%000430%1326%826%732%532%
climate changeghg emissions reduction efforts/goals000519%926%1124%1127%1016%427%322%924%1820%1022%923%
climate changeglobal warming principles00000018%0000000
climate changeincrease dividend0000000000013%24%24%
climate changelobbying activity00000000000318%330%127%
climate changepay for social/environmental performance0000000000046%45%17%
climate changepolitical spending (prop 23)0000000233%000000
climate changeproxy voting practices00000000000026%37%
climate changerenewable energy/energy efficient technology00017%316%412%26%26%48%212%0128%1122%719%
climate changereserves replacements disclosure00000000000026%0
climate changesustainability report0000224%621%1232%332%638%542%734%1031%440%236%
climate changesustainable agriculture000000000000128%130%
climate changetwo-degree business plan000000000000118%0
environmentcoal mining/coal-fired power generation000014%0335%922%716%17%000237%
environmentdirector environmental expertise0000000000000219%
environmentenvironmental conservation28%37%314%217%218%000000000
environmenthuman rights, community impact and environment28%19%712%819%39%28%27%16%0213%000237%
environmenthydraulic fracturing000000630%541%425%334%227%429%421%0
environmentindigenous rights14%00110%19%000000000
environmentoil sands0000228%130%227%227%000000
environmentpollution and environmental contamination527%513%711%510%323%234%68%27%16%17%16%057%315%
environmentrecycling and extended producer responsibility26%14%19%017%19%111%323%420%59%419%723%330%522%
environmentsustainability policy000124%000000012%00
environmentsustainability report1026%1018%925%1626%433%216%324%535%525%928%724%930%928%730%
environmentsustainable farming0000000000026%00
environmentsustainable forestry37%14%46%36%26%37%314%129%419%011%521%225%320%
environmentwater management00017%213%16%316%26%319%413%519%29%220%215%
esg governance arrangementsboard committee on human rights00015%94%811%26%24%044%55%28%13%0
esg governance arrangementsboard committee on sustainability000036%015%43%35%0025%34%0
esg governance arrangementscorporate tax avoidance000000000011%000
esg governance arrangementsdirector environmental expertise00000133%230%215%319%213%319%120%00
esg governance arrangementsdirector healthcare expertise0000000012%00000
esg governance arrangementsesg disclosure0000000000000110%
esg governance arrangementshuman rights policy00113%0321%320%416%522%421%529%1027%213%1214%0
esg governance arrangementshuman rights risk assessment00000000000711%00
esg governance arrangementspay for social/environmental performance14%57%49%111%014%0510%36%27%12%16%414%712%
humane treatment of animalshumane treatment of animals54%174%196%1911%115%145%145%114%144%63%824%109%337%410%
militarism and aggressionelectronic surveillance and political censorship13%00316%316%614%514%134%415%215%224%222%122%0
militarism and aggressionmilitary sales and contracts77%36%47%67%76%46%27%0000016%14%
militarism and aggressionoperations in high-risk regions0000000000000215%
militarism and aggressionrepressive regimes and human rights violations66%36%136%22%49%127%233%410%312%511%317%24%34%12%
militarism and aggressionweapons14%24%28%28%27%35%25%000018%018%
other e&scharitable contributions313%27%13%00017%00000014%
other e&scompany-specific000014%000000000
other e&sethical banking0000000000000122%
other e&sethical lending24%34%0019%420%216%0000000
other e&smortgage lending and servicing practices000033%00425%410%225%120%000
political influenceaffirm political non-partisanship27%28%210%29%26%026%27%12%00000
political influencefalse news000000000000021%
political influenceforeign payments00000017%0000000
political influencegovernment affiliation/employment26%13%016%26%47%28%28%36%00000
political influencelobbying activity016%17%0013%310%524%2024%3525%4326%3026%4224%4126%
political influencepolitical contributions2610%2311%3121%2723%2726%3032%3029%4031%5121%4723%5324%4429%3329%2527%
political influencepublish political contributions in newspaper66%59%311%45%34%0024%14%00000
public health/product safetyaccess to medicines56%717%216%129%14%0043%000311%00
public health/product safetydisease prevention and control820%512%132%00000000015%0
public health/product safetygenetically engineered products117%117%98%78%28%18%016%16%45%36%55%00
public health/product safetynuclear risk/radioactive waste49%46%18%19%110%111%25%14%210%35%25%12%14%0
public health/product safetynutrition and obesity000111%00017%19%18%11%000
public health/product safetyproduct safety111%24%15%00215%000000017%
public health/product safetyreport on rape and physical abuse of inmates00000000119%00000
public health/product safetysustainable agriculture00000011%000017%126%324%
public health/product safetytobacco and cigarettes105%83%73%42%63%54%33%32%23%024%44%17%13%
public health/product safetytoxic chemicals in products19%15%48%325%328%0122%125%0127%216%014%0
workplace conditions/worker treatmentaccident risk and worker safety0000000428%320%000417%128%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentchina labour standards711%48%48%00000000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentholy land principles0000000000033%84%144%
workplace conditions/worker treatmenthuman rights000000000000099%
workplace conditions/worker treatmenthuman rights and worker treatment1516%1213%1417%1115%913%718%128%12%114%114%033%45%0
workplace conditions/worker treatmentmacbride principles/northern ireland operations710%315%412%411%59%311%18%110%000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentnon-discrimination and equal employment1020%1021%1220%1233%1622%1231%1133%1127%832%1128%1129%620%1123%2316%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentoffshoring49%310%18%18%0000000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentpay disparity1116%189%49%717%38%310%86%49%17%311%17%14%26%55%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentplant closure00014%14%000116%013%13%015%
workplace conditions/worker treatmentretiree benefits28%113%217%112%0000000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentuniversal healthcare coverage00025%95%205%34%0000000
workplace conditions/worker treatmentvendor/contractor/supplier standards214%336%314%312%314%126%718%414%016%0000

19412%19010%17514%18017%18215%17417%17319%17520%17918%17821%20923%21821%23022%22121%

board governanceadvisory vote on director compensation210%049%0000415%000000
board governanceaudit committee qualifications0000000000011%00
board governanceboard diversity69%47%211%438%331%421%122%225%228%239%430%513%933%828%
board governanceboard risk management oversight00000015%18%14%14%013%00
board governanceboard/director independence and board composition2125%724%320%412%534%222%37%213%320%14%00016%
board governancecompensation committee independence116%000135%028%0000000
board governanceconflict of interest/related party transaction/insider trading29%0132%0314%0126%0000011%0
board governancedirector governance expertise000000000160%0000
board governancedirector liability0216%0012%000013%12%000
board governancedirector pay and stock ownership218%35%210%16%125%0137%123%25%00011%0
board governancedirector qualifications025%417%89%67%212%45%19%00013%0137%
board governancedirector term limits74%27%45%13%019%0120%016%017%00
board governanceemployee representative00000000000013%0
board governanceindependent board chairperson4128%2630%5231%4428%2530%3435%4528%2732%5535%6432%6832%6329%4829%4330%
board governancelimit board memberships219%318%432%415%134%00014%34%15%14%00
board governanceshareholder representation000000000000011%
board governancesuccession planning000000429%326%524%28%0000
director electionsboard declassification4969%4764%5366%4168%6664%6865%4961%4171%4879%3480%1784%1571%1080%861%
director electionscontested elections58%59%0068%19%00014%13%000
director electionscumulative voting2335%1841%2439%2534%2138%3134%2027%2730%1524%429%728%224%111%210%
director electionsdirector elections majority vote1318%5544%9447%5053%3352%4458%3358%3758%3562%3062%3359%1266%2268%1569%
director electionsproxy access18%00244%0000936%1427%1843%8952%8652%5645%
executive compensationadvisory vote on executive compensation00440%4440%8042%7946%6044%437%000000
executive compensationcommonsense executive compensation269%314%000000000000
executive compensationcompensation benchmarking000000000412%0000
executive compensationcompensation consultants000340%0446%00000000
executive compensationcompensation disclosure425%310%622%410%49%311%210%212%111%15%0000
executive compensationexecutive compensation - uncategorized1223%1214%437%325%0628%731%329%322%139%0000
executive compensationexecutive employment principles0000332%132%00000000
executive compensationexpense options3452%1457%151%00000000000
executive compensationhedging and pledging0000000000129%126%00
executive compensationlimit executive compensation1311%178%419%1213%914%327%35%130%000000
executive compensationlimit/discontinue stock option awards1511%78%75%64%65%37%35%17%014%14%000
executive compensationoptions backdating000349%0000000000
executive compensationother000000000000045%
executive compensationpay for superior performance001630%3632%2330%525%534%0000000
executive compensationperformance metrics000000000227%229%320%320%0
executive compensationproxy voting on executive compensation000000000000034%
executive compensationproxy voting practices00000000000014%0
executive compensationrecoup unearned bonuses0529%1024%929%511%0343%236%136%115%435%1528%717%614%
executive compensationsenior executive death benefits000001136%542%328%240%238%135%000
executive compensationsenior executive deferred compensation214%00000131%0318%125%0000
executive compensationsenior executive performance-based equity compensation2623%3931%1636%3034%736%536%729%636%425%328%417%415%17%0
executive compensationsenior executive perquisites000000000014%000
executive compensationsenior executive retirement benefits635%330%742%1433%340%634%142%330%231%330%236%137%00
executive compensationsenior executive severance pay3149%2155%1949%1355%656%536%555%743%1240%3134%2636%4333%2728%1333%
executive compensationsenior executive stock retention722%530%331%622%129%1132%3424%924%3224%3925%2823%1322%1117%428%
executive compensationtax gross-up payments0000445%251%343%233%231%136%0000
executive compensationtax payments on restricted stock awards00000000000135%132%0
other govauditor independence1624%921%0014%13%00000000
other govcapital returns to shareholders16%23%134%314%415%00012%0332%0174%138%
other govcompany-specific25%24%12%17%623%12%180%173%014%366%730%751%429%
other govderivative or speculative trading17%00000535%223%138%00000
other govdirector removal000000153%149%163%00000
other govsale of company0000000000000325%
shareholder rightsarbitration of shareholder claims0000000024%00000
shareholder rightschange jurisdiction of incorporation518%0000166%517%239%229%23%0000
shareholder rightsexclusive forum00000000238%00000
shareholder rightspoison pill5662%2655%1853%2038%549%469%358%168%658%352%664%449%262%0
shareholder rightsreincorporation in delaware00000000000186%00
shareholder rightsshareholder approval of bylaw amendments0000000000014%172%0
shareholder rightsshareholder rights - uncategorized271%422%316%115%0230%217%0000000
shareholder rightstakeover defense000000166%000281%464%271%189%
strategy/businesscompany-specific0000000000000153%
strategy/businesssale of company46%427%1221%713%412%515%417%00314%332%436%00
strategy/businesssale/liquidation of assets000000000000929%33%
strategy/businessstrategic alternatives/business practice18%110%340%221%23%15%215%10%117%339%0142%00
voting and participationone-share-one-vote/share classes319%426%736%839%526%526%420%717%428%927%923%1129%1229%1030%
voting and participationshareholder engagement835%819%836%547%430%349%434%146%237%000135%0
voting and participationshareholder meetings and proxy process1026%1129%238%1954%2646%5750%6247%6445%3845%3942%5040%5741%3540%3943%
voting and participationshareholder proponent reimbursement00411%321%114%340%640%240%16%00000
voting and participationsimple majority vote771%1363%2462%2167%1564%1670%3173%1760%1567%2069%1268%2246%2154%1869%
voting and participationvote counting0136%0000118%000310%57%57%119%

46736%38837%42741%45739%39641%44545%43542%28944%31445%32941%31141%38940%34240%25639%

1 Excludes resolutions that call for cessation of corporate charitable contributions to all or certain social causes.
2 Excludes resolutions that oppose reform measures or oppose spending corporate resources on reporting on climate change and emissions performance.
3 Excludes resolutions that oppose explicit reference to sexual orientation in corporate EEO policies.
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