Tim Hortons

Burger King and Tim Hortons -- and the company that owns them -- are failing to cut deforestation from their supply chains. But we have a way to make them act.

The parent company behind Tim Hortons, Popeye's and Burger King is refusing to take bold action to address devastating deforestation in its supply chain -- so we're taking a powerful shareholder resolution right to the company's AGM.

We need your help to make sure it gets a strong vote -- will you email your fund manager now?

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Burger King and Tim... Hortons -- and the company that owns them -- are failing to cut deforestation from their supply chains. But we have a way to finally make them act.

We’ve just filed a powerful powerful shareholder resolution at Restaurant Brands International (RBI) on behalf of the British Columbia Government Employees Union, a shareholder that recognizes deforestation isn’t good for their investment, their members, or the planet -- and it goes to a vote in just a few weeks.

We need your help to make sure the resolution passes. You may not have heard of the shadowy multinational holding company RBI, but if you have a 401(k), pension or mutual fund, or have contributed to the Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Québec Pension Plan (QPP) or a retirement savings plan, you almost certainly hold shares indirectly in it. An email from you right now could literally determine if this proposal passes or not.

Most shareholders vote ahead of the AGM, so we need to act now before they cast their ballots.

Will you use our easy tool to email you fund manager to vote FOR Proposal 5 to tackle deforestation at the annual meeting of Restaurant Brands International?

Emails to fund managers work. Yesterday, a resolution that SumOfUs members like you helped support passed at Kinder Morgan, in part because over 1,300 members contacted their pension and mutual funds before the vote! And just the other day, a proxy voting officer from one of the world’s largest pension funds phoned me for advice on how to vote their shares -- proof members like you contacting them is paying off.

We know this strategy can help us again to stop RBI's irresponsible sourcing policies.

Beef, soy, palm oil, pulp, and paper are among the leading drivers of deforestation globally, and the situation is dire. If RBI was serious about tackling deforestation, the company would do much more -- including adopting a 2020 timeline, and releasing implementation plans for sourcing of deforestation-free beef and soy, the two largest drivers of deforestation in its supply chain.

RBI has also fallen behind its competitors including McDonald’s and other companies in urging suppliers – companies like Bunge and Cargill – to replicate the success of Brazil’s Soy Moratorium in other soy-growing regions in South America.

Proposal 5 at RBI’s shareholder meeting in June asks the company to issue annual reports to investors, providing quantitative metrics on supply chain impacts on deforestation, including progress on time bound goals for reducing such impacts.

Most shareholders and financial advisors cast their ballots before the AGM -- that means we need to act now before they cast their ballots.

Use our tool to ask that your fund manager vote FOR Proposal 5 to tackle deforestation at the annual meeting of Restaurant Brands International. It only takes a moment.

SumOfUs is a community of people from around the world committed to curbing the growing power of corporations. You have been fighting to get the largest brands in the world to go deforestation free for years, and it's working. Together, you pressured McDonald’s to commit to 100% sustainable palm oil by 2020, and just last month CitiGroup announced it was cancelling all lending agreements with forest-destroyer IndoAgri.

We want to buy from, work for and invest in companies that respect the environment, treat their workers well and respect democracy. And we’re not afraid to hold them to account when they don’t.

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Thanks for all that you do,
Lisa, Fatah, Emma, Eoin and the team at SumofUs


More information:

RBI’s Deforestation Continues Despite Newly Released Sustainability Framework, Union of Concerned Scientists, 22 June 2017
Shareholders File Resolution Demanding Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR) Report On The Supply Chain Impacts On Deforestation, Value Walk, May 8 2018.


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