Climate Action Discourse

Sustainability Statements

How to

There are many ways to do this, depending on your company’s level of support for climate action, capacity for change, and risk tolerance.

Below are a few ideas.

  1. Announce a science based target: How to guide. Companies taking action include: Adobe, Salesforce, Wipro, Thoughtworks, PayPal. Full list
  2. Declare a climate emergency (UK). Business Guide by B Lab.
  3. Write a blog post. Example: TOR
  4. Set a carbon neutral target. Example: Amazon’s carbon neutral by 2040 goal
  5. Make or join a pledge. Examples: We Are Still In (Pledge to reduce emissions, US), Not Business As Usual (Pledge to support employee activism, Australia & NZ)
  6. Any of the above + a press release. Amplify the effect of your statement.

Why should companies do this?

More Examples

Commitment Statements

Climate/Carbon Announcements

Sustainability Business Groups, Pledges & Certifications

  • The Climate Group - they have several programs, like RE100 for companies committed to 100% renewable energy. Includes Adobe, Bloomberg, Ebay, Etsy, Facebook, Google…
  • Not Business as Usual - includes Atlassian, 99designs
  • Certified Climate Neutral -
  • Creative Climate Disclosure - for creatives, communications agencies & media experts
  • Step Up Declaration - tech companies, includes Cisco, hp, Slack, Uber, WeWork
  • E2 (affiliate of NRDC) - a community of business leaders, investors and others who advocate for policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment