The Climate Pledge Announces Nearly 100 New Signatories, Including Maersk, SAP, Weyerhaeuser, Sunrun, and HARMAN, Bringing the Total to More Than 300 Companies Committed Worldwide
More than 300 businesses across 51 industries and 29 countries have now joined The Climate Pledge and committed to pursue ambitious carbon-reduction activities across their business operations and supply chains
New signatories also include
Signatories to The Climate Pledge must 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.
“The effects of climate change are becoming more and more apparent in our surroundings and daily lives, and we firmly believe that the private sector must continue to innovate and collaborate across regions and industries in order to decarbonize the global economy at scale,” said
Many of the new Pledge signatories are already making great strides toward reducing their carbon emissions:
Maersk is providing industry-leading green customer offerings across the supply chain, including Maersk ECO Delivery, which targets emission reductions in ocean shipping.
Amazonbegan participating in this service in 2020 and continues today. Amazon’s participation reduced emissions by approximately 20 KTonnes of CO2e (the equivalent of 50 million average passenger vehicle miles) in 2021.
- SAP recently accelerated its target for achieving net-zero carbon emissions to 2030—20 years earlier than originally targeted.
Weyerhaeuser is sustainably managing forests and manufacturing wood products across
North Americato provide a sustainable supply of wood for homes and countless other products, while protecting wildlife habitat and serving as a natural climate solution through carbon sequestration and storage. Weyerhaeuser reforests 100 percent of its timberlands after harvesting—planting between 130 and 150 million trees each year.
- Sunrun’s systems have prevented 8.1 million metric tons of carbon emissions, which is equivalent to negating 20 billion miles driven by an average passenger vehicle.
- With a long-standing focus on purpose, sustainability is one of HARMAN’s key strategic business pillars. As part of HARMAN’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon across Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions by 2040, it’s working toward ambitious, measurable shorter-term targets that aim to reduce emissions, energy usage, and waste across its value chain. HARMAN has introduced new product lines made from responsibly sourced and recycled materials and has committed to 100 percent renewable energy in all HARMAN factories by 2025.
Today, The Climate Pledge also welcomes several companies that have previously received investments through the
Today’s announcement underscores the findings of the latest report from the United Nations’
"In the face of great peril, which is what the latest science depicts, the business community must have a clear path forward: Step up and accelerate emissions reductions so that we might avoid the worst of the damages yet to come,” said
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Information about all 95 new signatories that have committed to The Climate Pledge and the actions they are taking to decarbonize their businesses is available at The Climate Pledge website, including:
“Solving the climate emergency and decarbonizing our customers’ supply chains is a strategic imperative for Maersk,” said
SAP is a world leader in enterprise application software and services. SAP has the vision to help companies of all sizes and industries become intelligent, sustainable enterprises by managing business data and processes to be more efficient, resilient, and competitive. SAP offers sustainability-specific solutions for corporate sustainability performance management and reporting, carbon accounting, waste management for circular economy processes, and responsible and inclusive value chain management. SAP recently accelerated its net-zero emissions commitment from 2050 to 2030. The company is setting science-based targets to achieve net-zero along its entire value chain in line with a 1.5-degree Celsius future. SAP is driving a long-term strategy of sustainable operations around the world including using 100 percent renewable energy for SAP’s own data centers and buildings worldwide since 2014. SAP is also directly investing in renewable electricity as well as nature-based and technical-based funds to neutralize residual carbon emissions.
“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and the time to act is now,” said
Weyerhaeuser manages millions of acres of timberlands and operates 35 manufacturing facilities and 18 distribution centers for wood products across
“Sustainability has been a guiding principle at Weyerhaeuser for well over a century, and we have long believed that our company has an obligation to make a positive impact in our communities and for society more broadly,” said Devin W. Stockfish, Weyerhaeuser president and CEO. “Our working forests and the sustainable wood products we produce play a critical role in helping to mitigate the impacts of climate change. And as part of our ongoing sustainability efforts, we have published our inaugural, peer-leading Carbon Record and established a leadership position among our North American industry peers by setting an ambitious, science-based greenhouse gas reduction target. Signing on to The Climate Pledge reflects our commitment to achieve these goals and to help lead on the path to net-zero emissions globally.”
Sunrun is the nation’s leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company. Founded in 2007, Sunrun pioneered home solar service plans to make local clean energy more accessible to everyone for little to no upfront cost. Sunrun’s innovative home battery solution brings families affordable, resilient, and reliable energy. In 2021, the company installed 792 megawatts of clean energy for more than 110,000 customers, increasing total Networked Solar Energy Capacity to 4.7 gigawatts. Systems added in 2021 alone are expected to offset more than 17 million metric tons of CO2 over the next 30 years. According to the company’s most recent Impact Report, Sunrun has generated more than 11 billion kilowatt hours of clean energy since 2007.
“At Sunrun, people and the planet are our north star,” said
HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions, and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG,
“At HARMAN, we know that driving sustainability is an ongoing journey that benefits from constant collaboration,” said
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