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New private sector commitments to reduce global carbon footprint
Author: Hannah Furlongm, Sustainable Brands, Published on: 25 September 2015
Two initiatives for reducing businesses’ impacts on the environment have attracted globally recognized brands this week at Climate Week NYC. On Tuesday, the United Nations (UN) announced a new initiative to help businesses and individuals reduce their carbon footprints, Climate Neutral Now. An online platform will facilitate the measurement, reduction, and offset of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Climate Neutral Now has been backed by companies including adidas Group, Sony, Microsoft, and Marks & Spencer.
On Wednesday, it was announced that Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Inc., Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, Voya Financial, and Walmart joined RE100, an initiative launched at last year’s Climate Week NYC by The Climate Group in partnership with the Carbon Disclosure Project.Companies that join RE100 pledge to source 100 percent of their electricity from renewable energy to reduce CO2 emissions...