From The Whitehouse.
THE AMERICAN BUSINESS ACT ON CLIMATE PLEDGE
“A total of 154 companies will have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge to demonstrate their support for action on climate change and the conclusion of a climate change agreement in Paris that takes a strong step forward toward a low-carbon, sustainable future. These 154 companies have operations in all 50 states, employ nearly 11 million people, represent more than $4.2 trillion in annual revenue, and have a combined market capitalization of over $7 trillion.
By signing the American Business Act on Climate pledge, these companies are:
Voicing support for a strong Paris outcome. The pledge recognizes those countries that have already put forward climate targets, and voices support for a strong outcome in the Paris climate negotiations.
Demonstrating an ongoing commitment to climate action. As part of this initiative, each company is announcing significant pledges to reduce their emissions, increase low-carbon investments, deploy more clean energy, and take other actions to build more sustainable businesses and tackle climate change.
These pledges include ambitious, company-specific goals such as:
Reducing emissions by as much as 50 percent,
Reducing water usage by as much as 80 percent,
Achieving zero waste-to-landfill,
Purchasing 100 percent renewable energy, and
Pursuing zero net deforestation in supply chains.
Setting an example for their peers. Today’s announcements builds on the launch of the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in July, and the second round of announcements in October.”
The following companies have joined the pledge and their detailed commitments can be viewed at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/ClimatePledge
21ST CENTURY FOX
365 RETAIL MARKETS
AGILE SOURCING PARTNERS
ALL STAR SERVICES
AMERICAN HONDA MOTOR COMPANY
BEN & JERRY’S
BURNS & MCDONNELL
CANTEEN & COMPASS GROUP
CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.
EDP RENEWABLES NORTH AMERICA
ENEL GREEN POWER NORTH AMERICA
GOURMET COFFEE SERVICE
INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES
JM HUBER CORPORATION
KOHL’S DEPARTMENT STORES
VALLEY ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION
VOLVO GROUP NORTH AMERICA
THE WITTERN GROUP
ABENGOA BIOENERGY US
BANK OF AMERICA
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY
CAMPOS BROTHERS FARMS
DSM NORTH AMERICA
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
KEYSTONE ELECTRICAL MANUFACTURING
KINGSPAN INSULATED PANELS INC
LEVI STRAUSS & CO.
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC
PROCTOR & GAMBLE