20 new companies aim for net-zero emissions by 2040

In a positive step for the planet, 20 more companies have joined The Climate Pledge to achieve net-zero carbon emissions ten years prior to 2050, the deadline set out by the Paris Agreement.

Established in 2019 by Amazon and climate progress organisation Global Optimism, The Climate Pledge compels its members to take significant steps towards a more sustainable future.

By participating, companies agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions, decarbonise their activities in line with the Paris Agreement through business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other strategies to end their carbon emissions. It asks that they offset any remaining emissions to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos said: “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.”

The 20 new companies committing to the target are 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.

A pledge for people and planet

The 20 new signatories bring the number of participants in The Climate Pledge to 53 companies from 18 different industries and 12 different countries.

The pledge is premised on the idea that growth is required in order to invest more in renewable energies and transitioning to a green economy.

To join the pledge and plan for a sustainable for your business and the planet, get in touch via The Climate Pledge website.

For more information visit theclimatepledge.com/us/en