Our Screens

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Our Divestment List

AFSC has a long history of engagement in socially responsible investment action, engaging in campaigns and work linked to civil rights, anti-apartheid, farm worker, nuclear disarmament, anti-militarism, and prison rights struggles.  At present AFSC has SRI screens in place that restrict the investment of AFSC funds in arms industries and companies that support militarism, nuclear industries, companies involved with prison privatization, and companies that produce tobacco and alcohol among other products.

Divestment from the Prison Industry

We hope that the research presented in this publication will help investors refrain from any investment in the prison industry, unless they intend to use it for corporate engagement and shareholder activism to help companies change their policies and transition out of this industry.

The American Friends Service Committee does not invest in any company that owns, operates or manages prisons, however the size of that business. Additionally, we avoid investments in companies whose primary business involves the design or construction of prisons.

We have profiled in this publication the main companies complicit in on-going human rights violations as part of the U.S. for-profit prison industry. Among those companies, we have highlighted as divestment targets:

  1. Companies that own, operate or manage prisons
  2. Companies whose primary business is in the for-profit prison industry
  3. Companies that prove to be unresponsive to public and investor pressure.

This list will be continuously reviewed and adjusted based on these companies’ operations and responsiveness.

CoreCivic, G4S plc, Providence Services Corporation, Sodexo SA, The GEO Group, Inc

Divestment from the Israeli Occupation

In response to a request from AFSC’s Israeli and Palestinian staff who asked that the organizations align its investments with its Principles for a Just and Lasting Peace in Palestine and Israel, and after extensive debate, AFSC’s board approved an internal investment screen which prohibits investment in any company that:

  1. Provides products or services that contribute to violent acts that target either Israeli or Palestinian civilians
  2. Provides products or services that contribute to the maintenance of the Israeli military occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem
  3. Provides products or services that contribute to the maintenance and expansion of Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories
  4. Provides products or services that contribute to the maintenance and construction of the Separation Wall.

We see our SRI work as support for actions that appeal to conscience; actions that seek to raise awareness in those engaged or complicit in harmful practices of the impact of their actions.  We view SRI work as a way to keep us accountable to our values and actions that affirm our common humanity and that can bring change to improve respect for human rights.

The companies on this list were identified as targets for divestment through a process that considered their business practices in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories, past and ongoing communication with these companies regarding concerns about these business practices, and the status of ongoing divestment campaigns targeting these companies.

Caterpillar Inc., Cemex SAB de CV, Dexia Group, G4S plc, HeidelbergCement Group, HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Motorola Solutions Inc.

Israeli Companies:
Africa Israel Group, Bank Hapoalim B.M., Bank Leumi, Cellcom Israel Ltd., Danya Cebus Ltd., Elbit Systems Ltd., First International Bank of Israel Ltd., Israel Discount Bank Ltd., Magal Security Systems Ltd., Mizrahi Tefahot Bank Ltd., Shikun uBinui Ltd.

Weapons Companies:
BAE Systems, Elbit Systems Ltd., General Dynamics, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon Company, The Boeing Company, United Technologies Corporation

Occupation (Israel/Palestine)

This screen was developed in cooperation with Who Profits and includes a list of companies that support or are complicit in Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territory due to their involvement in Israel’s settlement industry, economic exploitation of Palestinian people and/or resources, and/or the control of the Palestinian population.

The Settlement Industry: This includes companies that maintain facilities in, provide services to, or aid in the construction of illegal Jewish only Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Economic Exploitation: This includes companies that exploit Palestinian labor, lax environmental regulation in the occupied Palestinian territory, and captive Palestinian markets and/or companies that pillage natural resources in the occupied territory.

Control of Population: This includes civilian companies that provide services and/or equipment used to control and repress the Palestinian civilian population. This includes but is not limited to companies that assist with the building and maintenance of the illegal Wall, checkpoints, the Gaza siege, and other movement restrictions in the occupied Palestinian territories.

More information about how companies included in this screen are identified and researched can be found at whoprofits.org.

It should be noted that the screens included in this tool are limited to a focus on companies involved in Israel’s occupation and resultant violations of international law. The screens are not comprehensive lists of Israeli companies or companies doing business in or with Israel.

We have endeavored to make these screens as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible and update the site regularly. However, we cannot guarantee that all of the information available in our database system is up-to-date. It is therefore the responsibility of users of this site to verify information received as a result of their use of this tool. If you believe that there is information on this site that is missing or that needs to be updated, please let us know.

Military (Israel/Palestine)

This screen includes a restrictive list of companies with a focus on major, high profile companies involved in the military and arms trade. All of the companies included on this list have significant, ongoing contracts with the Israeli military to which they supply weapons and equipment. The materials and services they supply are used to enforce Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories and resultant violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.

It should be noted that the screens included in this tool are limited to a focus on companies involved in Israel’s occupation and resultant violations of international law. The screens are not comprehensive lists of Israeli companies or companies doing business in or with Israel.

We have endeavored to make these screens as comprehensive and up-to-date as possible and update the site regularly. However, we cannot guarantee that all of the information available in our database system is up-to-date. It is therefore the responsibility of users of this site to verify information received as a result of their use of this tool. If you believe that there is information on this site that is missing or that needs to be updated, please let us know.

The Prison Industry

The United States prison industry is massive. As of 2016, there were an estimated 2.3 million people behind bars and 5 million people on probation or parole. The estimated cost of mass incarceration is $182 billion each year.

The mapping provided below shows corporate involvement in the various aspects of the prison industry. 

The private prison industry causes human misery through its operation, and increases mass incarceration through its political influence. It includes hundreds of companies, many of which are very small, and relatively few publicly-trade companies. Our investment screening tool highlights and profiles the main publicly-traded companies in the industry. In addition, we hope to contribute to the larger movement to end mass incarceration by providing information on all profiteers, including the ones that are privately owned.

We endeavor to make this information as comprehensive and current as possible, and we update it regularly. However, we cannot guarantee that all of the information available in our database is up-to-date. It is therefore the responsibility of users of this site to verify information received as a result of their use of this tool. If you believe that there is information on this site that is missing or that needs to be updated, please let us know.

Read more about the U.S. mass incarceration industry.