The Climate Pledge has once again welcomed a flurry of businesses bringing the total amount of companies to 53. 20 companies spanning agriculture, renewable energy, hospitality, financial services, creative services, technology, forestry, and the construction sector have joined the climate pledge committing to working toward net-zero carbon in their worldwide businesses.
Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to:
- Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
- Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
- Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040 — a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.
“As the U.S. takes an important step forward in the fight against climate change by officially rejoining the Paris Agreement this week, I am excited to welcome 20 new companies to The Climate Pledge who want to go even faster, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019 to encourage companies to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early, and we’re seeing incredible momentum behind the pledge with 53 companies from 18 industries across 12 countries already joining. Together, we can use our collective scale to help decarbonize the economy and preserve Earth for future generations.”
– Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO, Amazon
The Pledge calls on signatories to be net zero carbon across their businesses by 2040 — a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050. Amazon is also pledging to be net zero carbon by 2040, and use 100% renewable energy by 2030, and more. The number of companies on board with this agreement shows how they are all aiming to implement science-based, high-impact changes and deploy clean energy solutions to their businesses.
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