More than 100 signatories commit to Amazon’s The Climate Pledge

Image-100-signatories-join-The-Climate-Pledge-MediaBrief.jpg

Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 100 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. Among the 52 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge 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.

All signatories are taking science-based, high-impact actions to tackle climate change by innovating in supply chain efficiency, sustainable transportation, circular economy, clean energy solutions, and more.

Many organizations are also meaningfully involving customers in their journey to net-zero with initiatives focused on innovative packaging and sustainable product design and development, while delivering solutions to empower customers to reduce their own emissions with educational campaigns and sustainable shopping experiences.

Image-Jeff-Bezos-Amazon-founder-and-CEO-MediaBrief.jpgJeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, said, “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,” Bezos said.

image-Christiana-Figueres-the-UNs-former-climate-change-chief-and-founding-partner-of-Global-Optimism-MediaBrief.jpgChristiana Figueres, the UN’s former climate chief and now founding partner of Global Optimism, said, “We helped to initiate The Climate Pledge to prove a model that accelerates decarbonization with the most ambitious companies.

“Today over 100 companies, including household brands and companies from all industry sectors, have joined The Climate Pledge with its goal of net-zero by 2040. They are demonstrating that moving faster toward decarbonizing their businesses is a pathway to competitive advantage.

“There is no doubt we’re at a tipping point to establish the low carbon economy envisioned in the Paris Agreement. I commend the leadership of the companies that have joined The Climate Pledge already and look forward to welcoming the next 100,” Figueres said.

Amazon and Global Optimism welcome the new signatories that have committed to The Climate Pledge.

AECOM Mace Group
Alaska Airlines Morgan Sindall Group
Airmee Natural Capital Partners
Atlantia Optimus Ride
Bellrock Group PepsiCo
Blacklane Pollination
Colgate-Palmolive Portland General Electric
Convoy Posti
Delphis Eco Pregis
Direct Healthcare Solutions Ltd. Protector Cellars
Edmonton International Airport Quorn Foods
Elisa Corporation Rail Delivery Group
EV Private Equity Royal Philips
FILA Solutions Russell Group
Graebel Sainsbury’s
Greencore Group SecuriGroup
HEINEKEN Sonnedix
HH Global Springer Nature Group
IGS Energy Storegga Geotechnologies
IMI STV Group
Inn at Laurel Point Telefónica
Karma Automotive Teleperformance
LeasePlan The Sustainable City
LifeStraw Urenco
Lil Packaging Ltd. UST
Lime Visa