The EPA has commended American Electric Power, St. Lawrence Cement and United Technologies Corp. for achieving significant greenhouse gas reductions under EPA’s Climate Leaders program. The companies also extended their commitment by pledging a second goal on measurable reductions.
The agency recognized 12 corporations for announcing new reduction goals, and another 16 companies that are joining the program.
- American Electric Power met its 2006 goal by reducing total U.S. GHG emissions by four percent from 2001 to 2006. AEP pledged to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by six percent from 2001 to 2010.
- St. Lawrence Cement met its goal by reducing global GHG emissions by 16 percent per ton of cement-type product from 2000 to 2006. St. Lawrence Cement pledged to reduce global GHG emissions by 20 percent per ton of cement-type product from 2000 to 2012.
- United Technologies Corp. met its goal of reducing global GHG emissions by 46 percent per dollar of revenue from 2001 to 2006. UTC pledged to reduce total global GHG emissions by 12 percent from 2006 to 2010.
The twelve partners announcing aggressive greenhouse gas reduction goals:
- Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. pledged to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by five percent from 2005 to 2010.Ã‚Â
- Boise Cascade pledged to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by 10 percent from 2004 to 2014.Ã‚Â
- Codding Enterprises pledged to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 50 percent per square foot from 2005 to 2010.Ã‚Â
- Fairchild Semiconductor pledged to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 30 percent per manufacturing index (production measure) from 2003 to 2010.Ã‚Â
- General Motors Corp. pledged to reduce total North American GHG emissions by 40 percent from 2000 to 2010. GM achieved its initial goal by reducing total North American GHG emissions by 23 percent from 2000 to 2005.Ã‚Â
- IBM Corp. pledged to reduce total global GHG emissions by seven percent from 2005 to 2012. IBM achieved its initial goal by reducing total global energy-related GHG emissions by an average of six percent per year and PFC emissions by 58 percent from 2000 to 2005.Ã‚Â
- Sandy Alexander pledged to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 11 percent per dollar of revenue from 2006 to 2012.Ã‚Â
- SC Johnson pledged to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by 8 percent from 2005 to 2010. SC Johnson achieved its initial goal by reducing total U.S. GHG emissions by 17 percent from 2000 to 2005.
- Steelcase Inc. pledged to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by 40 percent per dollar sales from 2004 to 2009.
- The Tower Cos. pledged to achieve a net effect of zero GHG emissions using EPA approved methods by 2008 and maintain that level through 2012.Ã‚Â
- The World Bank pledged to reduce total U.S. GHG emissions by seven percent from 2006 to 2011.Ã‚Â
- Thomas Rutherfoord Inc. pledged to reduce U.S. GHG emissions by seven percent per employee from 2006 to 2012.
The 16 companies that have recently joined Climate Leaders as partners:
Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc., St. Louis, Mo; Cherokee Investment Partners, Raleigh, N.C.; CSX Transportation Inc., Jacksonville, Fla.; Deere & Company, Moline, Ill; Duke Energy, Charlotte, N.C.; Kellogg Co., Battle Creek, Mich.; Merck & Co. Inc., Whitehouse Station, N.J.; Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., Cohoes, N.Y.; National Geographic Society, Washington D.C.; NVIDIA Corp., Santa Clara, Calif.; Office Depot, Delray Beach, Fla.; PPG Industries Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.; Stora Enso North America Corp., Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; Turner Construction Co., New York, N.Y.; WhiteWave Foods Co., Broomfield, Colo.; 3 Phases Energy, San Francisco, Calif.