Ten U.S. corporations pledge greenhouse gas emissions
Caterpillar, Frito-Lay, Xerox,
Staples, and the Gap are among 10 corporations pledging to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions as part of EPA’s Climate Leaders
– a voluntary program that works with companies to measure
greenhouse gas emissions and set aggressive, long-term emissions
General Motors and Baxter International
have both achieved their 2005 goals more than a year early. EPA
estimates that the 37 Climate Leaders’ greenhouse gas reductions
are equal to the annual emissions of five million cars.
Since its inception in 2002,
Climate Leaders has grown to include 68 corporations whose U.S.
emissions represent eight percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas
emissions. The following 10 corporations committed to new goals:
•Caterpillar Inc.: reduce
global GHG emissions by 20 percent per dollar revenue from 2002
•Frito-Lay: reduce U.S.
GHG emissions by 14 percent per pound of production from 2002
•Green Mountain Energy:
achieve net zero U.S. GHG emissions by 2005 and maintain that
level through 2009.
•Melaver: achieve net zero
U.S. GHG emissions by 2006 and maintain that level through 2009.
•Calpine: reduce its U.S.
GHG emissions by 4 percent per mwh from 2003 to 2008.
•Xerox: reduce global GHG
emissions by 10 percent from 2002 to 2012.
•Staples: reduce its U.S.
GHG emissions by 7 percent from 2001 to 2010.
•Gap, Inc.: reduce emissions
by 11 percent per square foot from 2003 to 2008.
•Bank of America: reduce
its total U.S. GHG emissions by 9 percent from 2004 to 2009.
•Exelon: reduce its total
U.S. GHG emissions by 8 percent from 2001 to 2008.