Tientallen grote bedrijven over op ‘100% duurzame stroom’

30 september 2015 – Tientallen grote bedrijven beloven over te gaan op 100% duurzame elektriciteit.  Ze sluiten zich aan bij de ‘RE100’-campagne van de internationale The Climate Group.

Onder deze bedrijven Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Procter & Gamble, Starbucks, Walmart. Zij sluiten zich aan bij initiatiefnenmers als IKEA, BT Group, H&M, KPN, Nestlé, Philips, Unilever en Mars.

Uit een bericht van The Climate Group
‘(…) RE100 is an ambitious global campaign led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, to engage, support and showcase influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.
The companies have chosen this year’s Climate Week NYC to unveil their leadership move before senior figures from global business and governments. With December’s COP21 UN climate talks fast approaching, this key milestone event sends a timely reminder to negotiators that leading businesses want strong climate action from governments, while increasing demand for renewables themselves.
America’s business drive to a low carbon economy has been picking up speed recently. Goldman Sachs and Walmart were two of 13 companies in July to commit to reducing their emissions as part of the American Business Act on Climate pledge – and the White House is expected to announce new names next month. (…)’

Uit een bericht van The Independent
‘(…) The companies are among 36 businesses that have made the pledge to reduce C02 emissions as part of RE100, a campaign by environment non-profit The Climate Group. Those making the pledge may not be doing so entirely through altruism. Research has shown that businesses with a low carbon footprint see higher returns.
Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, said that those companies with the most ambitious carbon reduction programs can see returns of up to 27 per cent on their investments. “Lowering risk, protecting against price rises, saving millions and boosting brand is what shaping a low carbon economy is all about,” Kenber said. (…)’
The Climate Group, 23 september 2015: Fortune 500 listed companies pledge to use 100% renewable electricity
Website The Climate Group
Website RE100
Independent, 23 september 2015: Goldman Sachs, Nike, Starbucks among 36 companies that pledge to use 100% renewable energy

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