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Cutting Carbon: What P&G, Time Warner Cable are Doing to Curb Absolute GHG Emissions

P&GProcter & Gamble and Time Warner Cable have both set new goals to cut carbon emissions.

Procter & Gamble has pledged to reduce absolute greenhouse gas emissions from its facilities by 30 percent by 2020, against a 2010 baseline. The consumer goods company has currently reduced absolute emissions by almost 4 percent against that baseline, according to a company spokesperson.

P&G says it plans to achieve its new goal by maintaining a focus on energy conservation and increasing its use of renewable energy.

The new goal was developed in partnership with World Wildlife Fund. In addition, P&G is joining the Climate Savers program, sponsored by WWF.

P&G says it selected a stretching target of 30 percent after considering the latest science presented by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Meanwhile Time Warner Cable has set a new two-year goal to reduce its carbon intensity by 30 percent by 2016 yearend, compared to 2015. The company measures all three emissions scopes laid out by Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol, a widely used international accounting tool to manage greenhouse gas emissions. TWC says it will focus reduction efforts on fleet management and energy efficiency.

Earlier this year, TWC announced it achieved a 38 percent carbon intensity reduction, surpassing the 15 percent two-year goal set in 2012. The new goal includes investing in fuel-efficient vehicles and continuing strategic partnerships such as EPA Clean Cities Clean Fleets. In addition, the company says it will aim to reduce cooling power consumption, pursue LEED elements in all new buildings and seek new renewable energy opportunities.

Additionally, by 2016, TWC plans to complete its first water footprint analysis with the goal of developing a water-usage reduction plan.


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