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Symantec Reduces GHG Emissions, Shares Challenges, Invites Action

Symantec Reduces GHG Emissions, Shares Challenges, Invites Action

Cyber security company Symantec Corporation reduced GHG emissions by 15% in fiscal year 2017, surpassing its 3% annual reduction target. The company’s VP of corporate responsibility, Cecily Joseph, shares challenges, pinpoints solutions, and gives an unusual call to action.

Climate Week 2016: Apple, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, GRI, RE100

Climate Week 2016 opened yesterday with business and government leaders convening in New York City for dozens of events that focus on the transition to a low-carbon economy. This year’s Climate Week includes a sharp focus on countries ratifying the Paris climate agreement — and what this means for global … Read more »


Kellogg’s Joins BICEP Coalition

Kellogg Company has joined Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. BICEP, a project of Ceres, was launched in 2008 with a core group of five companies, including Starbucks, Nike and Timberland. It has since expanded to 32 leading … Read more »

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Starbucks, Unilever Urge White House ‘Prepare for Climate Change’

One year after Superstorm Sandy, which resulted in $70 billion in economic losses, 20 major companies including Starbucks, Unilever and Mars have called on President Obama and the White House to follow through on climate change preparedness efforts outlined in the president’s Climate Action Plan. The corporate signatories of the … Read more »


Unilever, Levi’s to EPA: Finalize Power Plant Rules

Unilever, Levi Strauss, Symantec and Patagonia are among the 22 companies that have signed a letter supporting the new carbon pollution standards for power plants proposed last week by the EPA. The business group, along with some 50 investors — including the country’s largest public pension fund, CalPERS — with … Read more »

Future of Internet Power

Facebook, eBay Promote Clean Energy-Powered Data Centers

Adobe, eBay, Facebook, HP, Salesforce.com and Symantec have partnered with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) on an initiative to promote low-carbon power sourcing for data centers in the US. The newly formed Future of Internet Power will also help Internet companies work more effectively with policymakers and utilities, BSR says. … Read more »

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Nike, Starbucks: Climate Change Policy is ‘Economic Opportunity’

Nike, Starbucks, Ikea and 30 other companies have signed a statement urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and limiting carbon emissions. Climate change policy is an economic opportunity, says Anne Kelly, director of Ceres’ Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy … Read more »

Symantec Sustainability Report: Absolute Emissions Drop 5%

Security software firm Symantec reduced its absolute carbon emissions 5 percent year-on-year according to the company’s 2012 corporate responsibility report. The company reduced its emissions from 199,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in financial year 2011, to 189,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent in FY 2012, according to … Read more »

Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, 17 Other Companies Tell Congress to Extend Wind Tax Credit

Starbucks, Johnson & Johnson, Sprint and 16 other companies have sent a letter to Congress, urging elected officials to extend the wind production tax credit (PTC) before it expires at the end of 2012. The PTC, originally signed into law by President George H.W. Bush seven years ago, provides a … Read more »

BMW, Frito-Lay, Nike, Starbucks Commit to Support EV Deployment

BMW, Frito-Lay, Price Chopper, Ikea, National Grid, Public Service Electric and Gas Company, and Ceres’ business advocacy coalition BICEP – on behalf of member companies including Starbucks, Nike, eBay and Clif Bar – are among the 70 companies and organizations that have pledged to facilitate the deployment of electric vehicles … Read more »

Symantec Nearly Doubles LEED Facilities

Symantec Nearly Doubles LEED Facilities

In FY11, Symantec nearly doubled its number of LEED-certified buildings from nine to 16, including an enterprise data center, according to the company’s 2011 Corporate Responsibility report. The security software company, perhaps best known for the Norton antivirus line, said it also now has ten Energy Star buildings, including an … Read more »

Seven More Companies Dump Sustainable Forestry Initiative

AT&T, State Farm and Comcast are among seven Fortune 500 companies that have joined a growing corporate movement against the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, an eco-label that a non-profit alleges “greenwashes” environmentally damaging products. The trend began in March when seven other prominent brands – Allstate, Office Depot, United Stationers, Garnet … Read more »

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