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.
- Announce a science based target: How to guide. Companies taking action include: Adobe, Salesforce, Wipro, Thoughtworks, PayPal. Full list
- Declare a climate emergency (UK). Business Guide by B Lab.
- Write a blog post. Example: TOR
- Set a carbon neutral target. Example: Amazon’s carbon neutral by 2040 goal
- 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)
- Any of the above + a press release. Amplify the effect of your statement.
Why should companies do this?
- Automattic: Sustainability
- Etsy: Impact
- Wikimedia: Sustainability Initiative
- Microsoft: Sustainability
- Google: Sustainability Mission
- Facebook: Sustainability Commitment
- Apple: Environment
- Step Up Declaration: Click on logos to see the statement. Companies listed include:
- Kickstarter goes Climate Neutral
- Wholegran Digital Declaration of a Climate Emergency
- Do Nation 1 for 1,000: our bold new carbon target.
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