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USA: Companies in California support 2 state climate mitigation bills

Author: Peyton Fleming, Ceres, Published on: 5 September 2016

"Symantec, Levi Strauss & Co., Mars, Dignity Health, and Autodesk Join Dozens of Companies Supporting California’s Sweeping Climate Change Bills," 25 Aug 2015

With barely two weeks left in the state legislative session, more than two-dozen California companies today announced their support for two major climate bills – SB 32 and SB 350 – that would set new ambitious state goals…SB 32…sets a climate pollution reduction target of 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. SB 350…calls for Californians to increase energy efficiency in existing buildings by 50 percent, obtain half their electricity from renewable sources and reduce petroleum use by 50 percent by 2030. “Moving ahead with these bills will solidify California’s stake as a global leader in addressing climate change," added Anna Walker, Senior Director for Global Policy and Advocacy for Levi Strauss & Co...“SB 32 and SB 350 create a positive environment for companies like Autodesk…to develop innovative solutions around low-carbon technologies…that can empower industries and communities to address climate change,” said Ben Thompson, Senior Manager Sustainability at Autodesk.

For the full letters and complete list of companies supporting each of the bills, see: www.ceres.org/files/sb32-company-sign-on-letter and www.ceres.org/files/ca-sb350-sign-on-letter.

[Also refers to The Added Edge, Annie’s, Inc., Apricus Inc, Autodesk, Bagito, Ben & Jerry’s, Biosynthetic Technologies, Building Doctors, Clean Power Finance, Clif Bar & Company, Climate Ready Solutions, Code REDD, Communitas Financial Planning, Dignity Health, Distance Learning Consulting, Eagle Creek, eBay, Inc, Ecogate, Inc, Gaia Development Services, Gap, Inc., Green Star Solution, House Kombucha, KB Home, Klean Kanteen, Levi Strauss & Co, Mars Incorporated, Mercury Press International, Motiv Power Systems, Inc., Mountain Rider’s Alliance, New Moon Girl Media, The North Face, Patagonia Inc., Power2Sustain, Progressive Asset Management, Inc., Proof Lab Surf Shop, Proterra, Inc., Purple Wine & Spirits, Quest, RC Cubed, Inc, The Refill Shoppe, The Rio Theater, Sidel Systems USA, Sirius Mac Solutions, SmartWool, Sungevity, Sustainable North Bay, Symantec Corporation,  Tamalpais NatureWorks, Thinkshift Communications, Unilever, Waterplanet Alliance, and WaterSmart Software.]

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Related companies: Ben & Jerry's (part of Unilever) Clif Bar eBay Gap KB Home Levi Strauss Mars North Face (part of VF Corp) Patagonia Symantec Unilever VF Corp