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Over 100 signatories commit to The Climate Pledge
Amazon have announced that more than 100 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. Just months since their last announcement the amount of companies pledging to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040 has increased by around 50%.
Among the 52 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge today are well-known brands including Alaska Airlines, Colgate-Palmolive, HEINEKEN, PepsiCo, Telefónica, and Visa. Pledge signatories in total generate more than $1.4 trillion in global annual sales and have more than 5 million employees across 25 industries in 16 countries—demonstrating the collective impact The Climate Pledge can have in addressing climate change.
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.
“Less than two years ago, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge and called on other companies to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early—today, more than 100 companies with over $1.4 trillion in global annual revenues and more than 5 million employees have signed the pledge. We are proud to stand with other signatories to use our scale to decarbonize the economy through real business change and innovation.”
– 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.