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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 (GE)
  • 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.

 

 

 

ABB
Air Products
Alcan
Alcoa Inc.
American Electric Power
Bank of America
Baxter International Inc.
The Boeing Company
BP
California Portland Cement Co.
CH2M HILL
Cummins Inc.
Deutsche Telekom
DTE Energy
Duke Energy
DuPont
Entergy
Exelon
GE
Georgia-Pacific
Hewlett-Packard Company
Holcim (US) Inc.
IBM
Intel
Interface Inc.
John Hancock Financial
Lockheed Martin
Marsh, Inc.
Novartis
Ontario Power Generation
PG&E Corporation
Rio Tinto
Rohm and Haas
Royal Dutch/Shell
SC Johnson
Sunoco
Toyota
TransAlta
United Technologies
Weyerhaeuser
Whirlpool Corporation
Wisconsin Energy

 


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