Caterpillar Inc.

Amnesty International PDF documenting human rights violations in the occupied territories of Palestine including “homes destroyed under the blades of the Israeli army’s US-made Caterpillar bulldozers” (1) and the destruction of land to build the separation wall (16),.  International recommends that Caterpillar “take measures….to guarantee that its bulldozers are not used to commit human rights violations, including the destruction of homes, land and other properties” and “adopt a code of conduct which complies with the UN Human Rights Norms for Business…..to take stringent measures to prevent any products or services which they produce or supply from being used to commit violations of international human rights or humanitarian law and to comply with evolving best practices in this regard” (64).
Human Rights Watch Article on Israeli discriminatory practices and Occupied Palestinian Territories
Global Exchange U.S. based International human rights organization, founded in 1988, reports on Caterpillar.
The Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice Founded in memory of Rachel Corrie, the Foundation continues the work that she began and hoped to accomplish, and carries out that work with her vision, spirit, and creative energy in mind. The foundation conducts and supports programs that foster connections between people, that build understanding, respect, and appreciation for differences, and that promote cooperation within and between local and global communities. The foundation encourages and supports grassroots efforts in pursuit of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice, understood as pre-requisites for world peace.
UN Letter to CAT (PDF) Letter from Jean Ziegler, Special Rapporteur on the right to food to Mr. James Owen, CEO of Caterpillar in 2003
Who Profits Who Profits is an Israeli organization that documents corporate involvement in the occupation.  They produce in-depth reports and case studies as well as an online database and information center that all seek to answer the question: who profits from the occupation?
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Criteria for investment screen, filtering out CAT among other companies, because it “provides products or services…to Israeli governmental or military bodies…that are used to facilitate or undertake violent acts against civilians or violations of international law”
Friends Fiduciary Committee April 2012: Quaker Friends Fiduciary Corporation (FFC) is the first US investment firm to remove Caterpillar Corporation from its list of socially responsible corporations.
Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Mennonite board votes to follow the AFSC screening policy–March 2013
 Presbyterian Church, USA Presbyterian Church  of the United States of America recommends divesting from Caterpillar for its participation in the razing of Palestine and obstruction of a just peace.
United Methodist Church Divests June 20, 2013: Four more annual or regional conferences of the United Methodist Church voted “to divest or have their funds divested from companies involved with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land,” including Caterpillar Inc. There are now nine conferences that have taken similar actions, representing thousands of churches. See link for more detail.
United Methodist Church (PDF)The General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church asks caterpillar to change its practices and cease selling its products to Israel and Israeli companies. Recommended for its Q&A format regarding CAT.
MSCI downgrades CAT Investment index MSCI downgrades Caterpillar stating in a press release that one of the “key factors” in Caterpillar’s downgrading was “ongoing controversy associated with the use of the company’s equipment in the occupied Palestinian territories
TIAA-CREF Investment giant TIAA-CREF divests $72,943,861 of its SRI fund from Caterpillar Corporation in June 2012
Evergreen State College Evergreen State College Students vote to divest