Funding from Rachel’s Network is enabling As You Sow to engage shareholders in advocating for better corporate policies and more sustainable agriculture practices that minimize synthetic pesticide use.
A shocking 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the US are given to livestock. These “sub-therapeutic” antibiotics are contributing to the emergence of drug-resistant bacteria in humans. Now, a new partnership between Rachel’s Network and As You Sow is working to address the overuse of antibiotics on farms. Through shareholder advocacy, we’re targeting large food companies that have the greatest potential to make a difference.
Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow, spoke with Rachel’s Network members about the work As You Sow is doing to promote environmental and social corporate responsibility. We recently followed up with Andrew to learn more about his work.
Backed by Rachel’s Network, As You Sow launched its antibiotics shareholder initiative in 2015, working directly with company management to establish better policies and practices. By exerting shareholder power directly with corporations and working with other shareholder advocates like the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) and Green Century, As You Sow has secured strong antibiotics commitments from several of the nation’s largest restaurant companies.