On December 7, 2023, Costco Wholesale Corporation announced that it has received a shareholder proposal from National Center for Public Policy Research, asking the Company to provide an audited report evaluating the material factors relevant to decisions about whether a 2050 net-zero carbon goal, or other similar decarbonization targets, 1 is appropriate, including factors that mitigate against the feasibility of such goals. In addition, the Company recommended the shareholders to vote against the proposal at the annual meeting of shareholders Scheduled to be held on January 18, 2024.