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Re100 campaign calls on companies to get 100% of their electricity from renewables sources of energy

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7 June 2017

How to increase your company’s renewables portfolio

Author: Danielle Harrison, BSR on We Mean Business

Renewable energy is now one of the primary ways companies are making progress to meet their business and climate goals and decrease their dependency on fossil fuels. The RE100 campaign - led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP - which requires companies to source 100% renewable electricity, now includes 95 companies. Not all companies may be ready for a 100 percent renewables commitment, but many firms have begun incorporating renewable energy procurement into their business and sustainability strategies. Here's how to assess your options for procuring renewable energy and how to collaborate to increase your portfolio more quickly. The first step in procuring more renewables is understanding the menu of procurement options that will meet your company's renewable energy needs....To select the appropriate renewable energy portfolio, companies should consider their internal renewable energy target, the availability of procurement options, and the costs involved...Companies can move further, faster—and create more benefit for themselves—by collaborating with others...

[mentions Microsoft & Google]

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7 June 2017

L’Occitane joins re100 targeting 100% renewable electricity – a win-win for business and nature

Author: Marie Reynolds, The Climate Group

The L'OCCITANE Group is the latest big name to join The Climate Group and CDP's RE100 campaign, committing to transition to 100% renewables globally, with an interim goal of 80% by 2020...The natural cosmetics company was already aiming to reduce its own carbon intensity by 30% in 2020, compared with 2010. The next step for the company will be transitioning its main subsidiaries to renewable energy by 2020, starting with stores in the UK and US...."By joining RE100, L'OCCITANE wants to be part of the collective effort that will lead to an increase in renewable electricity. This community is an incredible network for sharing information and helping us to accelerate our transition to renewables." L'OCCITANE becomes the 95th company to join RE100, uniting the world's most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. Earlier this month, Ebay, IHS Markit, Tesco, and The Lego Group also became members. As well as transitioning to 100% renewable power globally, L'OCCITANE is aiming to equip all its stores with LED lighting by 2020...The company is also educating and influencing its employees on sustainability.

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