Peace & Demilitarization

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Faith-based institutions have long led movements calling for peace and demilitarization. Revenues for U.S. defense companies have been climbing for years, responding to increased military spending and foreign military sales. Even as the industry as a whole fails to meet its human rights responsibilities, defense companies continue to produce some of the most dangerous weapons and technologies in existence. 

In light of the legal, financial, reputational, and human rights risks facing this sector and the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, Investor Advocates for Social Justice is engaging defense contractors and financiers to address risks associated with business practices, relationships, or products and services that perpetuate human rights harms.

Focus Companies

General Dynamics– Weapons sales in conflict-affected and high-risk areas and manufacturing nuclear weapons 
Lockheed Martin– Weapons sales in conflict-affected and high-risk areas, weaponry linked to war crimes, and manufacturing nuclear weapons 
Northrop Grumman– Products and services such as controversial arms trade, military training, nuclear weapons, and border surveillance systems 
PNC Financial Services– Financier of nuclear weapons 
Raytheon Technologies– Weapons sales, defense technologies, and manufacturing nuclear weapons