|According to the Pew Center on Climate
Change, the businesses listed in the right hand box are addressing
global change through "proactive and innovative measures" including
the establishment of GHG emissions reduction targets, innovative
energy supply and demand solutions, waste management practices,
emissions trading and exploration of carbon sequestering
opportunities and research.
Examples of accomplishments include:
- 40% reduction of perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions from
semiconductor manufacturing worldwide since 1995 (IBM)
- commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1% by 2012
- commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from global
manufacturing, product use and end-of-life by 3% by 2008, compared
to 1998 levels (Whirlpool Corporation)
- commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 9% by 2009,
compared to 2004 levels (Bank of America)
- commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2010,
compared to 1990 levels, and ultimately by 50% (Alcoa Inc.)
- commitment to reduce perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions by 10%,
compared to 1990 levels (Hewlett Packard Company)
- Wal-Mart is adopting green policies in their stores and
heavily promoting compact fluorescent lighting
Needless to say, the world's corporations will have to increase
their "green" commitments and goals in the coming years in response
to the rapid advancement of global warming.
American Electric Power
Bank of America
Baxter International Inc.
The Boeing Company
California Portland Cement Co.
Holcim (US) Inc.
John Hancock Financial
Ontario Power Generation
Rohm and Haas