USA victories against Veolia

USA Veolia BDS victories

WHEN:  June 2007
WHERE:
USA
WHAT:
The New England Conference of the United Methodist Church’s Divestment Task Force identified Veolia along with a list of other companies as a recommendation for divestment.
WHO/HOW:
United Methodist Church
LINK(S):
http://www.neumc.org/pages/detail/375


WHEN:
June 2010
WHERE:
U.S.
WHAT:
The TIAA-CREF divestment campaign was launched in the United States. The campaign included a petition calling for divestment from five major companies involved in the occupation, including Veolia, and currently holds around 21,000 signatures.
WHO/HOW: We Divest.org
LINK(S):
https://wedivest.org/sign/64/national-petition?gid=18#.VTt5DCGqqko


WHEN:  
Jan 2011
WHERE:
U.S.
WHAT: Woodland and Davis, California
Following sustained activism by boycott campaigners in Yolo County, California, multinational corporation Veolia has withdrawn its bid for a $325 million water project in Woodland and Davis, near Sacramento.
WHO/HOW: Davis Committee of Palestinian Rights
LINK(S):
http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=3432


WHEN
: September 2012
WHERE
: U.S.
WHAT
: The Quaker Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC) has divested from Veolia Environnement due to concerns about the company’s involvement in the Israeli occupation.
Advocacy by the Palestine Israel Action Group of the Ann Arbor Friends Meeting (AAFM).
WHO/HOW
: Quaker Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC)
LINK(S)
: http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=3279&preview=1&cache=0

WHEN:
late 2012
WHERE:
U.S.
WHAT:
Palestine Solidarity Committee and the St. Louis Dump Veolia group joined other local organizations in opposing a city contract with the French company Veolia.
WHO/HOW: Quaker Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC)
LINK(S)
: http://www.stl-psc.org/?page_id=375
http://www.stl-psc.org/?page_id=375


WHEN: 
November 2013
WHERE: U.S.
WHAT: Veolia withdraws itself from consideration for a contract in St. Louis worth well over $250,000 after a resolution is passed that would remove funds allocated for Veolia in the city’s budget.
WHO/HOW: Campaign by the St Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) and local and national coalition partners.
LINK(S): St. Louis Dumps Occupation Profiteer Veolia!


WHEN:
Nov 2013
WHERE:
USA
WHAT:
US pension fund giant TIAA-CREF removes Veolia Environnement SA stock (VIE:EN Paris) from its Social Choice Funds portfolio. In July 2013, TIAA-CREF’s website showed over $1.2 million in Veolia shares for its Social Choice Funds. TIAA-CREF still holds Veolia stock in its regular accounts.
WHO/HOW: TIAA-CREF
LINK(S):
https://wedivest.org/post/309/tiaa-cref-divests-fund-veolia#.VTt3zyGqqko

WHEN: January 2014
WHERE: U.S., Boston
WHAT: Veolia loses Massachusetts commuter rail contract to competitor after 10 years of operation, following a public campaign highlighting the company’s poor performance and human rights violations in Palestine. Contract worth is estimated at $4.26 Billion.
WHO/HOW: Campaign led by a coalition led by The Boston Coalition for Palestinian Rights
LINK(S): Veolia loses out on $4 billion Boston contract

 

 

 

 

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: