Fortune 500 companies pledge to use 100% renewable electricity
Partner numbers at RE100 are swelling with news that a number of globally recognized US businesses have joined the campaign, pledging to source 100% of their electricity from renewable sources.
The firms include Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, NIKE, Inc., Procter & Gamble, Salesforce, Starbucks, Steelcase, Voya Financial, and Walmart.
RE100 is the global campaign led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP, to engage, support and showcase influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.
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.
RE100 was launched a year ago with 12 original corporate partners – IKEA Group, Swiss Re, BT Group, Formula E, H&M, KPN, Nestlé, Philips, RELX Group, J. Safra Sarasin and YOOX Group – as well as Mars, Incorporated, the first US business on board.
Thirty six major businesses from around the world have now joined the campaign, with green desert economy developer Elion Resources Group becoming the first Chinese company in March 2015, followed in May by the first Indian company Information Technology leader Infosys.
Last week saw the addition of Swiss financial services provider UBS, and earlier this week the first science-based participant, Dutch life sciences and materials sciences company Royal DSM.
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