Our Engagement

CHE has developed a robust process for determining those corporations and entities that should be prioritized for engagement.

Dialogue

The Center will directly engage with companies or governmental agencies to acquire additional insight into their policies.

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Communication

The Center will then submit letters to requesting policy clarification or modification.

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Send your own letter

to Nike and adidas CEOs to stop their corporations from senselessly slaughtering kangaroos for their soccer cleats

On behalf of the Center, Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation, we wrote to the Nike and adidas CEOs asking them to discontinue the sale of all athletic-shoe offerings that contain kangaroo skin within a reasonable period of time. We continue working to convince them that to continue to source skins from kangaroos shot in their native habitats in Australia represents a growing reputational risk to your company. 
Read our Nike letter here
Read our adidas letter here

The Center, Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, SPCA International, the Michelson Center for Public Policy and the Center for Responsible Science and have submitted a letter to the Center for Disease Control’s Director, Dr. Robert Redford, asking that the agency take immediate steps to protect human populations from mink farms that are potential super-spreaders of COVID-19 in more than half a dozen states. The CDC letter follows on recent letters we sent to the Governors of Utah, Wisconsin, Oregon, Michigan and Minnesota asking for executive action to shut down their state’s mink operations. We’ve also asked the United States Department of Agriculture to implement an immediate buy-out program of mink farms, similar to the one implemented in the Netherlands to stop the spread of COVID-19 in that country.
Read our letter to CDC here
Read our letter to Illinois Gov. Pritzker here

The Center, Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation submitted a letter to Virgin Airlines to request a substantive change in their food policy as an additional means of demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and reducing their company’s greenhouse gas emissions. Specifically, we asked that they consider making plant-based meals the standard option for in-flight meal service, with meat-based options available as on-request in their  “special meal” offerings.
Read our letter here

On behalf of the Center, Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, SPCA International and the Michelson Center for Public Policy, the Center’s general counsel wrote to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior and the director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service opposing the proposed delisting of gray wolves, citing the many defects contained in the proposed rule.
Read our letter here

Our Corporate Engagement Process

1

Issue Evaluation

CHE determines priority issues based on materiality — inclusive of numbers of animals affected and perceived level of animal suffering.

2

Industry Selection​

Based on average performance within the universe, each company is given a score and their animal welfare issue status is determined (i.e. laggard, leader, or average).​

3

Issue Research

Companies within the selected industries are evaluated on their policies and practices regarding the specific animal welfare issue. Analysis includes reviewing press releases, government reports, company websites and consultation with third-party and non-govermental organizations.

4

Issue Status

CHE determines priority animal welfare issues based on materiality — inclusive of numbers of animals affected and perceived level of animal suffering.

5

Engagement Strategy

Animal welfare issue laggards are flagged and marked for follow up via one of CHE’s engagement methods above.