The North Yorkshire Pension fund is invested in by dozens of UK employers. They include local councils, universites and charities. A full list of employers investing in the fund can be found here

The following is a list of companies which the fund invest in that are complicit in Israeli apartheid, militarism and occupation, companies who operate in Israel, sell Israeli goods or invest in an of the above.

This is not a divestment list, simply a guide for campaigners hoping to put pressure on the fund

North Yorkshire Pension Fund Investments

3m: A customer of Ofertex. Ofertex is an Israeli company based in Barkan Industrial Zone in the occupied West Bank.1

American Express: Israeli Bank, Bank Hapoalim, through its subsidiary, Israecard, is the franchisee for AMEX in Israel.2 Hapoalim operates bank branches on Israeli settlements.3

Apple: The company is a customer of Marvell Systems Solutions Israel.4

Aviva: Investor in several companies selling arms to Israel including Northrop Grumann.5

AXA: Own shares in BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, suppliers of arms to Israel.6

BAE Systems: Supplier of arms to Israel.7

Santander: Investor in BAE Systems8

Barclays: Hold shares in Raytheon,9 and provide market maker services to ITT,10 suppliers of arms to Israel. Barclays are also a major shareholder in Chevrolet and Rapiscan who supply baggage scanners for use at Israeli checkpoints.1112

BNP Paribas: Operates branches in Israel.13

Boeing: Supplies arms to Israel.14

Caterpillar: Supplier of military bulldozers to Israel15

Chevron: Dor Alon, Chevron’s Israeli representatiive, has a monopoly of the supply of petroleum to Gaza and implements sanctions by cutting off the supply. Dor Alon also operates petrol stations on illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.16

Cisco: Has R&D investments in Israel.17 The company is a customer of Marvell Systems Solutions Israel.18

Coca Cola: The company’s Israeli franchise owns Tara whose subsidiary has a dairy farm in the occupied Jordan Valley.19 Coca Cola Israel is supplied by Adir Plastic Packaging, a company based in the settlement industrial zone of Mishor Adumim.20

Covidien: Customer of Avgol, who have a facctory in Barkan settlement industrial zone.21

Danone: Operates a research institute in Israel.22

Google: Operates an R&D centre in Israel.23

Heidelberg Cement: In 2007 bought Hanson (UK) and thus became the owner of three plants in West Bank settlements and one Israeli aggregates quarry in the occupied West Bank through Hanson Israel.24

Hewlett Packard: Operates in Ra’aana High tech park and has a laboratory in Haifa’s Technion.25

HSBC: Investor in BAE Systems, supplier of arms to Israel.26

Ingersoll Rand: Owns Recognition Sytems (RSI), supplier of biometric systems for Israeli checkpoints.27

Intel: Operate in Israel.28

Johnson and Johnson: Opened office in Israel near Shfayim. Took-over Biosense, a Haifa-based producer of medical equipment29

Lloyds: Principal banker for BAE,30 supplier of arms to Israel.31

Legal and General: Investor in BAE Systems.32

Meggitt: Arms company with sales office in Israel.33

Microsoft: Have a development Centre’34 in Ra’anana, north of Tel Aviv.

Mistsubishi: The company’s products are distributed in Israel by the Israeli company, Mayer Cars and Trucks who own a depot in the Mishoor Adumim industrial zone.35 Mitsubishi generators are distributed by Orcal Industries and Mechanisation, whose generators are used in Atarot military checkpoint in the West Bank.36

Nestle: The company owns 50.1% of the Israeli Osem corporation. Osem plans to build a factory for Nestle in Israel.37 Osem is a customer of two companies based in the settlements.38

Procter and Gamble: Customer of Avgol, who have a facctory in Barkan settlement industrial zone.39

Sainsbury: Sells Israeli and Israeli settlement produce.40

Tesco: Sells Israeli and Israeli settlement products.41 Thermo Fischer: a partner of ICx Technlogies, supplier of security systems for the settlements, apartheid wall and checkpoints.42

Tyco Electronics: Supply materials for the apartheid wall.43

Unilever: Unilever fully owns Beigel and Beigel, a baked goods’ factory in the industrial zone of Barkan, which is a settlement in the occupied West Bank. In 2010, Unilever has announced it will move the factory of Beigel and Beigel from the settlement, however this has not happened yet.44

Wal Mart: Own Asda who sell Israeli and Israeli settlement produce.45

Click here to see a full list of North Yorkshire pension fund’s holding

References:

1http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=813

2http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=769384

3http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=570

4http://www.ivc-online.com/G_info.asp?objectType=1&fObjectID=9irgcbaw2en&CameFrom=GoogleSearch&utm_source=google&utm_medium=google_pages&utm_campaign=google_pages

5http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/banking-a-the-arms-trade/inform/16327-banking-on-bloodshed

6http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/banking-a-the-arms-trade/inform/16327-banking-on-bloodshed

7 http://www.baesystems.com/WorldwideLocations/Regions/MiddleEast/Israel/

8http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/banking-a-the-arms-trade/inform/16327-banking-on-bloodshed

9http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/banking-a-the-arms-trade/inform/16327-banking-on-bloodshed

10http://www.nyse.com/about/listed/lcddata.html?ticker=itt

11http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=616

12http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=653

13http://www.bnpparibas.co.il/en/locations/agencies.asp

14Data from Import Genius database

15http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/justice-for-palestine/hide/inform/17109-caterpillar-the-alternative-report

16http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=469

17http://www.slideshare.net/IsraelExport/new-mediaisrael-export-institute and

18http://www.ivc-online.com/G_info.asp?objectType=1&fObjectID=9irgcbaw2en&CameFrom=GoogleSearch&utm_source=google&utm_medium=google_pages&utm_campaign=google_pages

19http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=783

20http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=806

21http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=456

22http://www.danoneinstitute.org/our_network/fiche_institut.php?other_org_id=9

23http://www.physorg.com/news11268.html

24http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=597

25http://www.hpl.hp.com/israel/

26 http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/banking-a-the-arms-trade/inform/16327-banking-on-bloodshed

27http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=646

28http://www.intel.com/jobs/israel/

29http://www.israelemb.org/economic/uscompanies.htm

30http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/banking-a-the-arms-trade/inform/16327-banking-on-bloodshed

31http://www.corporatewatch.org/download.php?id=90

32 http://www.waronwant.org/campaigns/corporations-and-conflict/banking-a-the-arms-trade/inform/16327-banking-on-bloodshed

33http://www.meggitt-avionics.co.uk/about_us/doing_business_with_meggitt_av.aspx

34http://www.microsoft.com/Israel/rnd/

35http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=798

36http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=678

37http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000645119&fid=1725

38http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=524 and http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=518

39http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=456

40https://corporateoccupation.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/profiting-from-the-occupation-agrexco/

41 https://corporateoccupation.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/profiting-from-the-occupation-supermarkets-tesco

42http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=917

43http://www.stopthewall.org/…/companiesbuildingwall.pdf

44http://www.whoprofits.org/Company%20Info.php?id=579

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