U.S. oil majors 雪佛龙 and Exxon Mobil Corp. have noticeably lagged behind their European counterparts in making carbon-cutting pledges. BP Plc and Royal Dutch Shell Plc have both committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050 -- a move that 雪佛龙’首席部长最近打电话“aspirational” and Exxon’被描述为无非是“beauty competition.”
雪佛龙’s board had recommended investors vote against the proposal, saying that it already made transparent disclosures of its lobbying activities. The defeat -- with a preliminary count showing 53% of investors voting in favor of the proposal -- means 雪佛龙 will be required for the first time to issue a report detailing how those activities align or not with climate goals.
结果“is a real rebuke to 雪佛龙 and a wake-up call to the board,”有关科学家联盟的竞选总监凯西·穆维（Kathy Mulvey）说。“公司必须采取一致的行动来备份其声明。”