Thirteen companies are setting new targets for reducing their emissions, which range from nine percent up to net zero. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recognizing these Climate Leaders for pledging to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, EPA is welcoming 21 new organizations to its program. Efforts by the Climate Leaders are estimated to prevent the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 7 million cars.
Currently the largest public corporate greenhouse gas goal-setting program, the Climate Leaders partnership represents a broad range of industry sectors from manufacturing to retail, small business to multinationals, and more than $1 trillion in U.S. revenues. Climate Leaders was launched in 2002 as a key strategy for encouraging organizations to help meet President Bush’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas intensity by 18 percent over ten years. Starting with 11 initial companies, the industry-government partnership has expanded to include 100 companies representing more than eight percent of total annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.
Thirteen companies are announcing aggressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals:
California Portland Cement Company pledges to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 9 percent per production index from 2003 to 2012.
Conservation Services Group pledges to achieve net zero U.S. GHG emissions by 2006 and maintain that level through 2010.
Cummins Inc. pledges to reduce global GHG emissions by 25 percent per dollar revenue from 2005 to 2010.
DuPont Company pledges to reduce total global GHG emissions by 15 percent from 2004 to 2015.
Ecoprint pledges to achieve net zero U.S. GHG emissions by 2006 and maintain that level through 2010.
Entergy Corporation pledges to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by 20 percent from 2000 to 2010.
HSBC – North America pledges to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by 10 percent from 2005 to 2010.
Intel Corporation pledges to reduce global GHG emissions by 30 percent per production unit from 2004 to 2010.
North Bay Construction pledges to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by 20 percent from 2005 to 2010.
Raytheon Company pledges to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 33 percent per dollar revenue from 2002 to 2009.
Shaklee Corporation pledges to maintain net zero U.S. GHG emissions from 2006 to 2009.
Sonoma Wine Company pledges to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by 15 percent from 2005 to 2010.
Sterling Planet pledges to achieve net zero U.S. GHG emissions by 2006 and maintain that level through 2010.
Twenty-one companies are joining Climate Leaders as partners:
Abbott Labs, Abbott Park, Ill.; Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Allentown, Pa.; Campbell Soup Company, Camden, N.J.; Codding Enterprises, Rohnert Park, Calif.; Conservation Services Group, Westborough, Mass.; Coors Brewing Company, Golden, Colo.; Cummins Inc., Columbus, Ind.; DuPont Company, Wilmington, Del.; Ecoprint, Silver Spring, Md.; Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, Calif.; North Bay Construction, Petaluma, Calif.; Novelis Corporation, Cleveland, Ohio; Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sandy Alexander, Clifton, N.J.; Sonoma Wine Company, Graton, Calif.; The St. Paul Travelers Companies, Inc., St. Paul, Minn.; Sterling Planet, Atlanta, Ga.; The Tower Companies, N. Bethesda, Md.; Thomas Rutherfoord, Inc., Roanoke, Va.; Whole Foods Market, Austin, Texas; and The World Bank, Washington, D.C.