Corporate Accountability International
is an organization set out to challenge abuse that comes from corporation and special interest groups.
The organization was created in 1977 to battle and campaign against irresponsible actions taken by corporations. Issues that Corporate Accountability International include campaigns on reforms in the life-threatening marketing of infant formula in economically poor countries, pushing G.E. out of nuclear weapons-making, being a major contributor in world's first corporate accountability treaty, and contributing to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. More recently, "Corporate Accountability International is challenging global food corporations as people around the world face sickness, hunger and malnutrition."
As posted on their website, they are "confronting corporations like Coca-Cola and Suez for their aggressive attempts to turn water from a basic human right into an unaffordable luxury contributing to a crisis that could leave two-thirds of the world's population without enough access to water."
The Corporate Accountability International started in 1977. They started an international boycott of Nestle infant formula, protesting Nestle's practices of marketing formula in countries where formula is not a safe option for infants. Water sanitation is often lacking and infants get sick from drinking formula mixed with contaminated water. As a result of their boycott, the United Nations Code of Marketing was created. Since then, the CAI has challenged several industries, including nuclear weapon companies and tobacco companies.
Corporate Accountability International is lead by their Board and staff.