Commercial, GHG Emissions - February 17, 2021
The Climate Pledge gains 20 new signatories
Twenty new companies have added their names to Amazon’s The Climate Pledge, including IBM, Iceland Foods, Johnson Controls and Ørsted.
These new additions bring the total number of signatories to 53 that have committed to measuring and reporting emissions, implementing decarbonization strategies and achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement. The full list of new signatories includes ACCIONA, Colis Prive, Cranswick plc, Daabon, FREE NOW, Generation Investment Management, Green Britain Group, Hotelbeds, IBM, Iceland Foods, Interface, Johnson Controls, MiiR, Ørsted, Prosegur Cash, Prosegur Compañia de Seguridad, Slalom, S4Capital, UPM, and Vanderlande.
“Sustainability is at the heart of our business and fundamental to everything we do as a company,” George Oliver, Johnson Controls chairman and CEO, said in a statement. “Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing the planet today. Our recent announcement to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 through innovations and technologies, such as our OpenBlue platform, further demonstrates our commitment to protect and preserve the environment. We are looking forward to further enhancing the role we can play by working with Amazon, Global Optimism, and other signatories to reach net-zero carbon emissions a decade before the important Paris Agreement’s goal.”
The full list of companies committed to The Climate Pledge spans 18 industries and 12 countries. The new signatories include companies across the agriculture, renewable energy, hospitality, financial services, creative services, technology, forestry and construction sectors.
Each company is pursuing different strategies for decarbonization in its value chains, including innovating in circular economies, deploying clean energy solutions and mobilizing supply chains to reduce emissions.