Yesterday, the White House Announced an additional 81 U.S. companies have signed onto the “American Business Act on Climate Pledge.” According to the White House, these are major companies nationwide, who have more than $3 trillion in annual revenue, and a combined market capitalization of over $ 5 trillion. By signing this pledge, these companies have agreed to:
Cheer on countries who have already put environmental agendas in place; Aim to continuously reduce emissions, increase low-carbon investments, deploy more clean energy, and take other actions to build more sustainable businesses and tackle climate change; Put company-wide policies in place that aim to reduce emissions by almost half; Reduce water usage by 80 percent; Reduce waste-to-landfill to nothing; Purchase 100 percent renewable energy; and Pursue zero net deforestation in supply chains.
The following companies have signed on to the “American Business Act on Climate Pledge:”
ABENGOA BIOENERGY US
BANK OF AMERICA
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY
CAMPOS BROTHERS FARMS
DSM NORTH AMERICA
HEWLETT PACKARD (HP)
INTEX SOLUTIONS, INC.
JOHNSON AND JOHNSON
KINGSPAN INSULATED PANELS, INC.
LAKESHORE LEARNING MATERIALS
LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
PROCTER & GAMBLE
SONY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
THE WALT DISNEY COMPANY
To see more details on company specific pledges go to: https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/10/19/fact-sheet-white-house-announces-commitments-american-business-act).
According to the intent of the pledge, “…No corner of the planet and no sector of the global economy will remain unaffected by climate change in the years ahead. Climate change is a global challenge that demands a global response, and President Obama is committed to leading the fight. “
Many of these companies have a track record of partnering and/or donating to similar liberal environmental causes (www.2ndvote.com). With another round of businesses expected to pledge their support in the Fall, you can help now by leading the fight and shop your values. Click here to see where companies stand on important issues including the environment and help make a difference now.