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Aviation4/21/212021Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airlines today announced its commitment and roadmap to reduce the company's carbon emissions to net-zero by 2040, and commitments across carbon, waste, and water impacts by 2025. Today's announcement included the release of Alaska's 2020 LIFT Sustainability Report detailing the company's broader climate change strategy, including waste and water initiatives.And because aviation is one of the most difficult sectors to decarbonize, Alaska will also work with science and technical advisory Carbon Direct to identify and vet credible, high-quality carbon offsetting technologies to close any remaining gaps on the path to net-zero.Alaska Airlines Pledge
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Aviation12/10/202020Unites AirlinesUnited is pledging to become 100% green by reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 100% by 2050. The airline will will advance towards carbon neutrality by committing to a multimillion-dollar investment in revolutionary atmospheric carbon capture technology known as Direct Air Capture – rather than indirect measures like carbon-offsetting – in addition to continuing to invest in the development and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). With this unprecedented announcement, United becomes the first airline in the world to announce a commitment to invest in Direct Air Capture technology.United intends to make a multimillion-dollar investment in 1PointFive, Inc., a partnership between Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, a subsidiary of Occidental (NYSE:OXY), and Rusheen Capital Management. 1PointFive's mission is to curb the rise in global temperatures by physically removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air using Direct Air Capture technology licensed from Carbon Engineering.United Pledge
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Aviation2/17/202020Delta AirlinesDelta Air Lines has committed $1bn over the next decade to make its business carbon neutral, with the company pledging to reduce its reliance on the carbon offset market. In 2012, Delta became the first US airline to voluntarily cap emissions at 2012 levels, despite growing the company by 20%, but this was largely achieved through the purchase of more than 16 million verified carbon offsets.The airline will continue to focus on the removal of carbon emissions from the atmosphere by investing in forestry, wetland restoration, grassland conservation, marine and soil capture, and other negative emissions technologies.Delta PledgeForbes Magazine NPR The Guardian World Economic Forum Journal of Cleaner Production The New York Times Business & Policy CNN Business 20161
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Aviation1/15/202020EtihadEtihad committed to a minimum target of zero net carbon emissions by 2050 and halving of its 2019 net emission levels by 2035“The global focus on the environment and the urgency of reducing carbon emissions has never been greater. Etihad Aviation Group, together with its partners, is taking an active role in reducing the impact of aviation on the environment through initiatives ranging from optimised fuel management to sustainable financing practices."Etihad PledgeBusiness Travel News20171
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Aviation1/6/202020JetBlueJetBlue will offset carbon dioxide emissions from jet fuel for all domestic JetBlue flights beginning in July 2020, making it the first major U.S. airline to take this critical and measurable step toward reducing its contribution to global warming. JetBlue also announced plans to start flying with sustainable aviation fuel in mid-2020 on flights from San Francisco International Airport.JetBlue will partner with Carbonfund.org and EcoAct to offset an additional 15-17 billion pounds of emissions per year – the annual equivalent of removing more than 1.5 million passenger vehicles from the road. JetBlue will purchase sustainable aviation fuel from Neste.JetBlue PledgeBusinessWire Quartz 20182
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Aviation11/19/192019Easy JetEasy Jet committed to net-zero carbon flights by offsetting all jet fuel emissions, which would cost about £25m in the next financial year.Easy Jet will offset the carbon from the fuel used for every flight, by investing in projects that include reforestation, protecting against deforestation, and renewable energies.Easy Jet PledgeCNN Business Ecosystem MarketPlace 201919
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Aviation11/11/192019Qantas AirwaysThe Qantas Group will reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 in an expansion of the airline’s commitment to a more sustainable aviation industry. It will invest $50m in sustainable fuel over the next decade and offset growth in emissions from international and domestic flights in order to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.Existing projects benefiting from the offsets include protecting the Great Barrier Reef, which has seen the number of new corals fall by 89% after the climate change-induced mass bleaching of 2016 and 2017.Qantas PledgeReuters Simplying Flying Edie Travel Newsroom The Straits Times 202032
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Aviation10/1/192019British AirwaysBritish Airways has announced plans to offset the carbon emissions from all of its UK domestic flights. The move will take effect from January 2020 and will cover up to 75 domestic flights per day between London and ten UK cities. BA says it will be the first UK airline to offset for all domestic flights. In addition, the carrier says that from next year its carbon emissions on international flights will be capped through the United Nation’s offset scheme, and BA’s parent company IAG has committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.The carrier says it will invest in verified carbon reduction projects worldwide, including renewable energy, rainforest protection, and reforestation programmes to offset their emissions.British Airways PledgeAtlanta Business Chronicle Bloomberg Green The Wall Street Journal Aerotime Hub Treehugger
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Aviation3/15/212021Air CanadaAir Canada has a goal to have all global operations greenhouse gases net-zero by 2050.Air Canada plans to shift to sustainable air fuel, more renewable resources, and is currently exploring negative emisisons technologies as offsets. More of this information is to be provided in the coming weeks. Air Canada Pledge
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Consulting9/1/202020Boston Consulting GroupBCG commited to net-zero climate impact by 2030; they declared carbon nuetrality in 2018. They "will reduce [their] footprint through a 90% reduction in Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions per full-time equivalent employee (FTE) and a 30% reduction in Scope 3 business travel emissions per FTE by 2025." They are also committing $400 million "to enable BCG teams to drive climate and environmental impact across industries and countries." Beyond 2030, they plan to become carbon positive by removing more carbon than they emit.BCG will remove its remaining emissions by investing in nature-based and technological CDR at a rate of $80 per ton of unavoided carbon by 2030.BCG PledgeForbes Magazine Forbes Magazine Business Review Niskanen Center Environmental Analyst-Global Cision PR Newswire
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Energy4/19/212021
San Diego Gas & Electric
Building on the sustainability strategy it released last October and its pledge to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2045, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced it is developing two hydrogen pilot projects, nearing completion of an additional battery storage facility and will break ground on another, and launching a vehicle-to-grid pilot program featuring six electric school buses, among other efforts.The company plans to employ carbon capture and storage to help it reach the net-zero target. Carbon capture and storage is a process in which CO2 from power plants and factories is trapped or taken from the air and then deposited underground. **This was indicate in an interview with the San Diego Tribune, and is not yet incicated in the pledge from the companySan Diego Gas & Electric Pledge
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Energy3/4/212021ChevronChevron Corporation, Schlumberger New Energy, Microsoft and Clean Energy Systems today announced plans to develop a ground-breaking bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration (BECCS) project designed to produce carbon negative power in Mendota, California.The BECCS plant will convert agricultural waste biomass, such as almond trees, into a renewable synthesis gas that will be mixed with oxygen in a combustor to generate electricity. More than 99% of the carbon from the BECCS process is expected to be captured for permanent storage by injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) underground into nearby deep geologic formations.Chevron PledgeBioMass Magazine
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Energy10/13/202020JeraJera pledged to achieve zero carbon emissions by 2050.Jera aims to eliminate its carbon emissions and will offset remaining emissions in 2050 using unspecified technologies.Jera PledgeBloomberg Quint The Japan Times Energy World Australian Financial Review Energy World Energy World
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Energy11/2/202020EquinorEquinor climate ambitions:​
Become net zero by 2050. The ambition includes scope 1, 2 and 3 GHG emissions, where scope 3 emissions represent a calculation of indirect emissions from customers’ use of Equinor’s equity production volumes. ​
Reduce emissions from oil and gas. Maintain industry leading carbon efficiency by (i) aiming to reach upstream <8 kg CO2 per boe by 2025, (ii) achieving carbon neutral global operations by 2030, (iii) reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions from operated offshore fields and onshore plants in Norway towards near zero by 2050 without offsets, and (iv) ensuring no routine flaring and near zero methane emissions intensity by 2030. ​
Grow in renewable energy. Expecting a production capacity of 4-6 GW by 2026 and 12-16 GW by 2035, Equinor equity. ​
Reduce net carbon intensity to zero by 2050
To achieve net-zero emissions requires a well-functioning market for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and natural sinks, as well as the development of competitive technologies for hydrogen. Building on its capabilities from oil and gas, Equinor is well positioned to provide low-carbon technologies and establish zero-emission value chains. Equinor is driving the development of these technologies through projects such as Northern Lights, which aims to store CO2 from industrial sites across Europe. We also assume that an increasing share of oil and gas will be used for petrochemicals towards 2050.​Equinor's Pledge
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Energy5/27/202020
Southern Company
Southern Company moved to a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050. This replaces the low- to no-carbon goal the company unveiled in April of 2018.The company will continue to reduce GHG emissions and continue their commitment to energy efficiency, but also incorporate negative carbon solutions, including technology-based approaches such as direct air capture of carbon as well as natural methods like afforestation.
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GreenBiz Cision PR Environment & Energy Leader WABE Cision PR
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Energy5/5/202020Total S.A.Total has a new climate ambition to become net-zero by 2050. Total is committed to reducing its carbon footprint when producing, transforming and delivering energy to markets. First, Total has made public a target to reduce its absolute emissions from its operated oil & gas facilities to less than 40 Mt by 2025. This target, that is an element of executives’ (and CEO) compensation, has been set in absolute terms, taking account of the growth of the company which will represent the equivalent of around 10 Mt by 2025. Total will continue to reduce these emissions further beyond 2025. Beyond its own operations, Total has also set the ambition to reduce the carbon intensity of the energy products used by its customers with intermediate steps of 15% by 2030 compared to 2015 and 25% to 40% by 2040.Total PledgeWorld Oil Magazine Total S.A. Rigzone Oil and Gas Houston Chronicle
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Energy4/16/202020
Royal Dutch Shell
Royal Dutch Shell has committed to being net-zero on all emissions from product manufactures by 2050 or sooner. Additionally, they will reduce the net carbon footprint of the energy products they sell by 30% by 2035 and by 65% by 2050.Shell plans to offset its own emissions by trapping as much carbon as its business operations cause through new carbon capture technologies or through natural solutions such as forestation.
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Energy2/24/202020
Consumers Energy
Consumers Energy announced a goal to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, the next step in an industry-leading Clean Energy Plan that protects the planet for future generations."Strategies such as carbon capture and sequestration or large-scale tree planting"
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Cision-- PR Newswire Daily Energy Insider S&P Global Platts Cision
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Energy2/12/202020BPBP has pledged to reach net-zero across BP's operations emissions by 2050 or sooner. They also aim to be net-zero on carbon in BP’s oil and gas production on an absolute basis by 2050 or sooner. Additionally, see a 50% cut in the carbon intensity of products BP sells by 2050 or sooner.BP plans to achieve their pledge through CCUS and natural climate solutions.BP Pledge
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Energy12/1/192019RepsolRepsol announced a commitment to net-zero emissions by 2050 in December 2019. Repsol’s commitment is particularly noteworthy because it also covers the emissions released from the oil and gas it sells (i.e., Scope 3 emissions). These emissions are generally much larger compared to the emissions generated from the company’s own operations.Repsol said it would pursue a number of measures to reach its goals. These include scaling up its renewable energy portfolio, increasing its production of biofuels and chemical products with low-carbon footprints. In addition, the company said it would use carbon capture technologies, reforestation, and natural climate solutions if it was unable to reach its goals via other means.Repsol Pledge
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Energy9/24/192019NRG EnergyNRG Energy has pledged to have net-zero emissions by 2050.NRG Energy has stated that CCS (carbon capture and storage) to achieve their pledge. NRG Energy Pledge
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Energy9/17/192019Duke EnergyDuke Energy announced an updated climate strategy with a new goal of net-zero carbon emissions from electric generation by 2050. The company is accelerating its near-term goal by cutting its carbon dioxide emissions by half or more from 2005 levels by 2030.“Getting to net-zero carbon emissions, while ensuring energy remains reliable and affordable, will require new technologies. That’s the very reason we need to act now. We must continue leveraging today’s technologies while sustaining investment in innovation for this vision to become reality.”Duke Energy Pledge
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Energy5/20/192019Xcel EnergyXcel Energy has committed to having net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.Xcel is still in the process of determining how it will fulfill its commitment. Xcel Energy
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Energy3/23/212021Southern California Gas CompanySoCalGas has a carbon neutrality goal for 2045 in alignment with California state carbon neutrality goals.By 2045, SoCalGas plans to have net-zero energy for 100% of their buildings and all zero-emission vehicles. By 2030 they inted to reduce fugitive methane emissions by 40%, deliver 20% renewable natural gas, and implement hydrogen pilot projects. They are investing in CCUS and direct air capture technology. SoCalGas PledgeCalMatters on SoCalGas Co. Net Zero Pledge
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Finance05/27/212021Crypto.comCrypto.com announced an ambitious goal of becoming carbon negative within 18 months.The second phase will identify the most effective ways to offset the carbon generated, with the support of accredited organizations specializing in carbon offsetting and sequestration.Crypto.com Pledge
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Finance
May 7th, 2021
2021ManulifeManulife is proud to share they are net zero in
our operations, uniquely positioned due to
the carbon removals from our substantial
owned and operated forests and farmland
outweighing emissions.
• Manulife is committing to reduce absolute
scope 1 and 2 emissions 35 per cent by
2035. We will take steps such as enhanced
efficiency measures, fuel switching, and use of
onsite renewables in our buildings to achieve
this target
Hancock Natural Resource Group (HNRG), a Manulife Investment Management company, creates value through the sustainable management of natural resource investments. We manage our assets as good stewards of the land, the environment, and the community on behalf of our investors. With our forestry and farmland businesses, we believe we’re in a unique position to continue to provide nature-based solutions to mitigate climate change:
• We manage over 5.8 million acres of forestry and farmland globally — 100% of our managed forests are certified sustainable by third parties.
• HNRG has conserved over 472,000 acres through its Sensitive Lands Program.
• There are ~1.6B trees on our properties in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Chile — and we’ve planted 1.2B over the past 36 years.
• Over the past 5 years we’ve removed an average of 2.87 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere annually.
Manulife PledgeThe 3 Areas Manulife Will Focus on to Reach Net Zero by 2050
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Finance05/12/212021TIAATIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions, has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions in its General Account by 2050. The $280 billion insurance investment account that supports the flagship TIAA Traditional annuity will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of its investments and balance any remaining emissions with investments that remove carbon.

Nature-based solutions including afforestation, reforestation and sustainable farming will also contribute to achieving net zero carbon emissions.TIAA Pledge
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Finance04/21/212021VisaVisa is looking broader and longer-term by committing to net-zero emissions by 2040, a timeframe at least 10 years ahead of the Paris Climate Agreement. In addition, we’re joining likeminded industry leaders in signing The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism. They are also are committing to set Science Based Targets at the 1.5 degree Celsius ambition level and have joined the Climate Business Network, a World Wildlife Fund initiative to accelerate efforts to net-zero. Our new net-zero commitment, complemented by our signing of The Climate Pledge and joining the UN Race to Zero and WWF Climate Business Network, is aligned with emerging global standards and will include working across their value chain to achieve this goal.Their carbon offsets portfolio includes projects spanning our geographic regions, such as forest preservation in the U.S. and Canada, reforestation in Brazil, renewable energy in Turkey and clean cookstoves in India and Uganda.Visa Pledge
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Finance10/9/202020HSBCHSBC pledged to be net-zero in their own operations and supply chain by 2030. HSBC will target net-zero financed carbon emissions across its entire customer base by 2050 at the latest, and provide between $750 billion and $1 trillion in financing by 2030 to help clients make the transition.HSBC is still in the process of determining how it will achieve its commitment but plans to help develop a funtioning carbon offset market.HSBC Pledge
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Finance9/21/202020Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanley committed to reaching net-zero financed emissions by 2050. In 2017, Morgan Stanley committed to carbon neutrality across global operations by 2022.Morgan Stanley is still in the process fo determining how it will fulfill its commitment.Morgan Stanley Pledge
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Finance4/21/202020HarvardHarvard's Endowment will become greenhouse-gas (GHG) neutral by 2050. This commitment is not the same as fossil-fuel divestment; instead, “carbon neutrality” means reaching a “net zero” carbon footprint through a combination of reducing emissions and offsetting carbon-dioxide emissions with investment in technologies that remove carbon from the atmosphere.Harvard Pledge
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Finance1/1/20202020BarclaysBarclays has a plan to be net-zero by 2030 in Scope 1 (all direct GHG emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect GHG emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity and heat). They have also set a goal to be net-zero in Scope 3, across all financing activity, in all sectors by 2050.Barclays’ strategy is to align with the goals of the Paris Agreement and will use the International Energy Agency’s Sustainable Development Scenario (SDS) as a starting point. The SDS explicitly excludes carbon removal because of uncertainty around it, but notes that adding carbon removal would make the SDS compatible with 1.5C.Barclays Pledge
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Finance3/1/20212021CitibankCitibank plans to have net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (full plan to be announced within a year), starting with company operations reductions by 2030 and its lending portfolio by 2050. They plan to have a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. Within their portfolio, Citi plans to incorporate sustainable agriculture and land use to eventually reach carbon removal goals. They intend to make more of their facilities sustainable through renewable energy, assist carbon-intensive groups within their portfolio to build net zero goals, and significantly phase out financing of coal projects. Citi also supports putting a price on carbon. Citi PledgeCiti's Environmental and Social Policy Framework
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Finance2/11/20212021Bank of AmericaBank of America intends to be net-zero by 2050 for all operations, supply chain, and financing activities. Bank of America supports advancement and financing of carbon capture, use and sequestration technology and seeks to stop financing to most thermal coal companies by 2025. They will only consider refinancing if these plants use CCUS.
Bank of America's Pledge
Environmental and Social Risk Policy Framework
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures
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Finance3/8/20212021Wells FargoWells Fargo will transition to net-zero emissions for all of its financing, and financed emissions, by 2050. While making emission reduction targets and increasing capital towards them, it also strives to help its clients reduce their emissions. They have set up the Institute for Sustainable Finance to provide $500 billion towards sustainability projects and to assist its clients in their emissions reductions portfolios by 2030. Wells Fargo has created three "Scope" levels for evaluation of their carbon reduction goals, reviewing: 1) direct greenhouse gas emissions, 2) indirect greenhouse gas emissions, and 3) additional business/travel emissions. Notably, they are making changes towards renewable energy usage and investments into carbon neutral research projects. It is also plans to phase out financing of thermal coal projects by 2030. Wells Fargo PledgeWells Fargo Newsroom
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Finance10/6/20202020
JP Morgan Chase
JP Morgan Chase intends to be achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. JP Morgan Chase is commiting to not only be 100% renewable but also be carbon neutral starting in 2020. They have offered to help clients in their portfolio shift towards net-zero goals and are allocating $200 billion towards green project assistance, as well as $1 billion in green bond issuance for eligible green projects. JP Morgan Chase Press ReleaseJP Morgan Chase Sustainability Goals
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Heavy Industry (steel, cement)4/21/212021
United States Steel
United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) (“U. S. Steel”) today expanded its transformational commitment to sustainability by setting an ambitious goal targeting net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
To achieve its net-zero goal for 2050, U. S. Steel expects to leverage its growing fleet of electric arc furnaces (EAF) coupled with other technologies such as direct reduced iron, carbon-free energy sources, and carbon capture, sequestration, and utilization. Achievement of the goal also depends on public-private collaboration across industries and global stakeholders to develop supportive innovative breakthroughs, including access to commercially available carbon-neutral electricity sources.US Steel Pledge
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Heavy Industry (steel, cement)9/21/202020LafargeHolcimOn our way to becoming a net zero company, we are accelerating green construction by joining the net zero pledge with science-based targets.
Walking the talk on our commitment, we are:
Setting ourselves ambitious 2030 climate targets that are validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi)
Accelerating our reduction in CO2 intensity to exceed 20% (compared to our 2018 baseline)
Partnering with SBTi looking beyond 2030, to support the development of the first climate targets for a 1.5°C future in the cement sector
Reaching net zero in cement manufacturing which will require the deployment of carbon capture and usage or storage (CCUS) technologies at scale. The European Commission considers CCUS as one of the seven strategic pillars in their “A clean planet for all” strategy, and the IEA Roadmap for the cement sector projects CCUS to begin at scale from 2030 onwards.

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Heavy Industry (steel, cement)7/1/192019ThyssenKruppGermany’s largest steelmaker, ThyssenKrupp, announced it would be climate neutral by 2050.ThyssenKrupp will pursue several measures to achieve carbon neutral steel. These include capturing emissions from steel mills and converting them into useful chemicals, as well as replacing the coal used in the steel production process with hydrogen.ThyssenKrupp Pledge
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Heavy Industry (steel, cement)5/13/192019
Heidelberg Cement
In addition to setting short-term targets for 2030, the company said their goal was to realize carbon neutral concrete by “2050 at the latest”HeidelbergCement will improve its energy efficiency and increase its use of alternative fuels and raw materials. It will also need to continue developing new technologies for CO2 sequestration and use in the cement-making process.
Heidelberg Cement Pledge
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Heavy Industry (steel, cement)1/1/20162016SSABSSAB is taking the lead in decarbonizing the steel industry. With HYBRIT technology, SSAB aims to be the first steel company in the world to bring fossil-free steel to the market already in 2026. SSAB will be practically fossil free by 2045.SSAB will cut their CO2 emissions in Sweden by 25% by as early as 2025, through the conversion of the blast furnaces in Oxelösund, Sweden, to an electric arc furnace. Between 2030-2040, they plan to convert the blast furnaces in Luleå, Sweden and Raahe, Finland to eliminate most of the remaining CO2 emissions.SSAB Pledge
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Waste & Recycling5/20/212021ViridorViridor has pldeged that ahead of COP26 in November, they have a commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Government’s legal target of 2050Capturing and storing carbon emissions from strategic sites – by 2040 installing CCUS infrastructure to capture at least 1.6MTCO2 every yearViridor Pledge
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Construction4/22/212021BNBuildersBNBuilders announced clean construction targets for
2040, which include a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon - a decade ahead of the Paris
Agreement’s goal, and an ambition to generate zero waste.
Advocate for alternative methods of construction such as prefabrication, modularization,
and materials, like mass timber, that reduce overall waste generation;
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Insurance2/20/202020Swiss ReSwiss Re committed to achieving net-zero emissions in their operations by 2030.Their motto is "Do our best, remove the rest." They are setting an internal carbon levy of USD 100 to USD 200 per ton of CO2 on both direct and indirect carbon emissions.They will use the money levied on unavoided emissons to buy carbon removal certificates which will invest in carbon removal projects.Swiss Re Pledge
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Manufacturing
9/3/202020VeluxVelux committed to becoming liftime carbon neutral by 2041. This means capturing their historic emissions since 1941 and reducing future emissions. They have also pledged to be carbon neutral in operations (scope 1 and 2) and cut value chain emissions (scope 3) by 50% by 2030.Velux has partnered with WWF to invest in forest conservation projects that will remove their historic carbon emissions (5.6 million tons).Velux Pledge
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Manufacturing 9/24/192019Saint-GobainSaint-Gobain commits itself to reach net-zero emissions by no later than 2050. Saint-Gobain designs, produces and distributes solutions that contribute themselves to the reduction of CO2 emissions, including thermal insulation solutions that promote energy efficiency. Within only three months, thanks to energy savings, our insulation solutions compensate the CO2 emissions linked to their production. The 2050 vision is critical to drive our medium and long-term investment policy as well as industrial roadmaps, R&D programs, or product development strategy. Saint-Gobain is already committed to reducing its CO2 emissions by 20% between 2010 and 2025. Various programs and tools have also already been implemented in order to support this target, like for instance an internal price of carbon, one for investments and one for R&D projects, to drive business decisions towards low-carbon solutions.Saint-Gobain Pledge
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Manufacturing 1/28/212021General MotorsGeneral Motors plans to be carbon neutral by 2040 for its global products and operations.GM's carbon neutrality plans come from its decarbonization portfolio, addressing this by sourcing 100% renewable power for all US-based locations by 2030 and globally by 2035. They plan to invest in carbon credits or offsets that are "efficient, equitable and inclusive". Additionally, they will further their electric vehicle output and provide increased amounts of charging stations, notably encouraged to be run by renewable energy. General Motors Pledge
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Pharmaceutical/ Chemical1/23/202020AstraZenecaWithin this decade, AstraZeneca plans to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than its 65,000 employees and entire value chain add to it to become carbon negative across its business by 2030.This carbon negative pledge will be realized through ‘AZ Forest’, a 50-million tree reforestation initiative that will be rolled out from 2020-2025AstraZeneca Pledge
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Retail05/212021WhirlpoolWhirlpool Corporation made a global commitment to reach a net-zero emissions target in its plants and operations by 2030Leveraging carbon removal development investments to offset any remaining emissions that cannot be avoided. ***Specifications around these investments are unclearWhirlpool PledgeGrand Rapids Business Journal
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Retail2000ShakleeIn 2000 Shaklee became the first company in the world to obtain Climate Neutral certification and totally offset its greenhouse gas emissions, resulting in a net zero impact on the environment.2021"Our commitment to the planet started decades ago, including our partnership with the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai, to plant one million trees. From how we source our ingredients to how we run the company, we always put people and our planet first, and we are excited to be celebrating this 65-year milestone with our 10 Million Trees in 10 Years pledge."Shaklee Pledge
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Retail04/222021
Ancient Nutrition
Superfoods supplement purveyor Ancient Nutrition has launched a plan to make the brand carbon negative by 2024 by planting a million trees and pursuing other regenerative practices on land the company owns in Missouri and Tennessee.Become carbon Negative through regenerative agriculture initiatives, plant one million food bearing treesAncient Nutrition Pledge
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Retail04/222021KlarnaKlarna is committed to reduce its emissions by 50% by 2030 and make annual financial contributions to high-impact climate projectsKlarna will make annual financial contributions to high-impact climate projects, including carbon removal, blue carbon initiatives, reforestation and forest protection and emission reduction projects.Klarna Pledge
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Retail03/032021FedExFedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), home of the world’s largest cargo airline, announced today an ambitious goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040.

To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than $2 billion of initial investment in three key areas: vehicle electrification, sustainable energy, and carbon sequestration.
This includes a pledge of $100 million to Yale University to help establish the Yale Center for Natural Carbon Capture, accelerating research into methods of carbon sequestration at scale, with an initial focus on helping to offset greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to current airline emissions. FedEx Pledge
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Retail06/202020PrimaPrima is 100% carbon neutral across the entire operations and supply chain, and is proud to be certified as such by Climate Neutral Certified. The certification validates that they measure, reduce and offset their entire carbon footprint (and then some) as a companyBeyond Carbon Neutral: As a business, we are certified carbon neutral by Climante Neutral across all 3 scopes of corporate operations (corportate, production, supply chain, shipping) by offsetting 100% of our activites and more through Carbon Fund, which invests in verified reforestation projects.Prima Pledge
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Retail4/16/212021CactoCACTO is proud to be the first Carbon Negative fashion brand in the Americas. Meaning that our business operation results in CO2 being captured from the environment. We are removing CO2 from the environment with every item we produce and sell.Through a partnership with Swiss nonprofit organization On A Mission, we have measured and offset 150% of the company’s total CO2 emissions through sustainable reforestation worldwide. To make sure the measurement and offsetting process remains accurate, it will take place every six months for the next 10 years. Furthermore, the company aims to offset at least 1000% of the emissions it generates by the end of 2021.Cacto PledgeFashion United
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Retail9/21/202020WalmartWalmart commited to zero emissions from its global operations (scope 1 and 2 emissions which make up only 5% of its total emissions) by 2040. They will do this without carbon offsets by electrifying and eliminating emissions from all its vehicles, switching to 100% renewable energy, and transitioning to low-impact refrigerants for cooling and electrified equipment for heating.Walmart does not plan to do CDR in their zero emissions pledge. Separately, they committed to "help protect, manage or restore at least 50 million acres of land and one million square miles of ocean by 2030 to help combat the cascading loss of nature threatening the planet."Walmart Pledge
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Retail4/6/212021IndigoIndigo’s goal is to have net-zero emissions by 2035. To help them on this journey, Indigo is partnering with the Delphi Group, a leading firm that specializes in corporate sustainability, climate change, the green economy, and cleantech innovationIndigo is partnering with One Tree Planted, a non-profit tree-planting charity that will help us reach our goal of planting 100,000 trees across Canada in 2021.Indigo PledgeYahoo!
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Retail3/30/212021NetflixNetflix will achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, and every year thereafter. The plan is called Net Zero + NatureConserving at-risk natural areas like tropical forests & incorporate investment in the regeneration of critical natural ecosystems to achieve net zero. These projects, such as restoring grasslands, mangroves, and healthy soils, capture and store carbon, in addition to other benefits.

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Retail9/17/202020NespressoNespresso today commits that every cup of Nespresso coffee, both for at-home and for professional customers, will be carbon neutral by 2022. This new ambition builds on more than 10 years of work during which Nespresso has reduced its carbon emissions and compensated the remainder through agroforestry.Planting trees in coffee farms and the surrounding landscapes (insetting): Trees are the best way to capture carbon from the atmosphere while investing in nature and building a regenerative agricultural system. Planting trees provides the shade needed to improve the quality and quantity of a coffee harvest. The roots also help protect against soil erosion and landslides and promote soil regeneration. With its partner Pur Projet, Nespresso will triple the capacity of planting trees (with insetting) in coffee producing countries such as Colombia, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Costa Rica.Nespresso Pledge
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Retail9/3/202020VeluxVelux committed to becoming liftime carbon neutral by 2041. This means capturing their historic emissions since 1941 and reducing future emissions. They have also pledged to be carbon neutral in operations (scope 1 and 2) and cut value chain emissions (scope 3) by 50% by 2030.Velux has partnered with WWF to invest in forest conservation projectsVelux Pledge
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Retail8/24/202020BrewDogBrewDog has become carbon negative. "From 22 August 2020 we will remove twice as much carbon from the air each year as we emit."Natural removal: Purchased 2,050 acres of land in Scotland to plant the BrewDog Forest - over a million trees planted and peatland restoration by 2022. In the interim, partnering with a couple organizations to fund natural carbon removal projects.BrewDog Plan
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Retail3/3/202020Danone – Horizon OrganicHorizon Organic announced a commitment to become carbon positive by 2025. Horizon Organic’s goal is to be the first national dairy brand to become carbon positive across its full supply chain. Horizon Organic will achieve carbon neutrality, and then go even further, to remove, reduce and offset additional emissions from entering the atmosphere, becoming carbon positive.Horizon's carbon positive pledge will be fulfilled using regerative agriculture, soil sequesteration, restoring prairie lands and forestlands, and evaluating and pursuing new technologyHorizon Organic Pledge
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Retail1/30/2020203DegreesPart of pledge taken by over 500 B Corps – including 3Degrees – to get to Net-Zero by 2030 , announced in December at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happen3Degrees Pledge
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Retail1/21/202020StarbucksStarbucks has committed to being resource positive – storing more carbon than they emit, eliminating waste, and providing more clean freshwater than thye use."Invest in innovative and regenerative agricultural practices, reforestation, forest conservation and water replenishment in our supply chain."Starbucks Pledge
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Retail12/11/192019UnileverUnilever has pledged to be Net-zero emissions by 2050Unilever's pledge aligns with a coalition of business groups calling for net-zero. Unilever Pledge
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Retail12/11/192019Body ShopPart of pledge taken by over 500 B Corps – including Body Shop – to get to Net Zero by 2030 , announced in December at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happenBody Shop Pledge
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Retail12/11/192019AllbirdsPart of pledge taken by over 500 B Corps – including Allbirds – to get to Net Zero by 2030 , announced in December at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happenAllbirds Pledge
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Retail12/11/192019Dr. Bronner'sPart of pledge taken by over 500 B Corps – including Dr. Bronners – to get to Net Zero by 2030 , announced in December at the UN Climate Change Conference COP25Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happenDr. Bronners Pledge
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Retail9/12/192019NestleNestle has committed to having net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.Produce more environmentally friendly products, use 100% renewable electricity in its operations, and scale up initiatives in agriculture to absorb more carbon. Nestlé will strengthen its programs with farmers to restore land and limit greenhouse gas emissions. This includes improved management of its dairy supply chain. Nestlé will step up efforts to protect forests by replanting trees and enhancing biodiversity. All of these initiatives will help build resilient agricultural communities.Nestle Pledge
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Retail9/1/192019AmazonUnder Amazon's Climate Pledge, they committed to the goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, and promised to measure and report the company’s emissions on a regular basis.Amazon is launching the Right Now Climate Fund, committing $100 million to restore and protect forests, wetlands, and peatlands around the world in partnership with The Nature Conservancy. The Right Now Climate Fund will help remove millions of metric tons of carbon from the atmosphere over the lifetime of the projectAmazon Pledge
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Retail11/30/182018Ikea2018, IKEA, the world’s largest furniture retailer, announced it would be carbon negative by 2030.Ikea’s parent company is investing an additional €200m in green energy and forest planting as part of a plan by the world’s largest furniture retailer to become carbon neutral by 2030.Ikea Pledge
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Tech04/22/212021AlgorandAlgorand Network commits to being Carbon Neutral…. In fact, we’re going Carbon Negative!“Through our carbon offset plan with ClimateTrade, we are committing to always being ahead of the offset requirement of our growing network and will take more carbon out of the air than created by our energy footprint.”
***The Method of Carbon Removal througb offsets is not publicly availale information through ClimateTrade
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Tech20212021LinkedInLinkedIn seeks to be carbon-neutral by 2030 and account for all of its historical emissions through carbon removal by 2050 (in line with its parent company, Microsoft). LinkedIn tracks the carbon emissions from their global operations, including offices, data centers, employee air travel, and commuting, and report with Microsoft through the Carbon Disclosure Project. They have implemented an internal carbon fee, and are raising the fee to cover Scope 3 emissions. They invest in high quality carbon offsets for the emissions that they do produce, funding critical work in reforestation, REDD+ forest preservation, and solar water heaters across the globe. LinkedIn Pledge
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Tech11/20/202020GlaxoSmithKlineNet zero emissions across all operations by 2030The company be turning to responsible and high-quality carbon removal solutions. They are committed to their role in the transition to a net zero carbon economy and GSK will aim to use removals for less than 20% of their footprint. As they continue to decarbonize their operations and supply chain, they will be partnering with organisations with expertise in carbon removal solutions who will help them shape and deliver their approach.GSK Pledge
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Tech9/1/202020FacebookFacebook is committed to helping solve the climate crisis and is aligning our program with the latest science on what is necessary to transition to a zero carbon future. We will be helping to scale existing technology and the development of new solutions that will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and remove carbon from the atmosphere.Facebook's approach to carbon removal builds on carbon credit purchases of more than 100,000 metric tons in 2019 from projects such as forest conservation. Moving forward, they will support carbon removal projects, starting with nature-based solutions, and also invest in emerging technologies that will advance the industry.

When selecting carbon removal projects, they will prioritize those that demonstrate additionality, are designed for permanent impact, align with social and environmental co-benefits, and enable climate justice and equity. In addition, project benefits need to be quantified using recognized standards and assured by an accredited third-party verifier.
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Tech8/15/198/15/19StripeIn order to have Negative Emissions, Stripe committed to pay, at any available price, for the direct removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and its sequestration in secure, long-term storage. Stripe announced the Negative Emissions Commitment, pledging at least $1M per year to pay, at any price, for the direct removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and its sequestration in secure long-term storage. Fund forestation initiatives, soil management reform, enhanced weathering, and direct-air capture.

In May 2020, Stripe announced their first four purchases: Climeworks, Project Vesta, CarbonCure, and Charm Industrial
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Tech7/21/202020AppleCommits to be 100% carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030. Is already carbon neutral for operations. "Apple details its plans to reduce emissions by 75 percent by 2030 while developing innovative carbon removal solutions for the remaining 25 percent of its comprehensive footprint."Natural solutions. "Carbon removal: Apple is investing in forests and other nature-based solutions around the world to remove carbon from the atmosphere. Apple is announcing today a first-of-its-kind carbon solutions fund to invest in the restoration and protection of forests and natural ecosystems globally. In partnership with Conservation International, the company will invest in new projects, building on learnings from existing work like restoring degraded savannas in Kenya and a vital mangrove ecosystem in Colombia. Mangroves not only protect the coasts and help support the livelihood of those communities where they grow, but they also can store up to 10 times more carbon than forests on land. Through its work with The Conservation Fund, the World Wildlife Fund, and Conservation International, the company has protected and improved the management of over 1 million acres of forests and natural climate solutions in China, the US, Colombia, and Kenya."Apple Pledge
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Tech1/16/202020MicrosoftMicrosoft has pledgd to be carbon negative by 2030. By 2050 Microsoft will remove from the environment all the carbon the company has emitted either directly or by electrical consumption since it was founded in 1975.Reforestation, soil carbon sequestration, and new carbon capture technologiesMicrosoft Pledge
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Tech9/23/192019IntuitUsing its 2018 carbon footprint metric as a baseline, Intuit committed to reducing carbon emissions by 50 times greater than its current carbon footprint, making them carbon negative by 2030.Through a partnership with Project Drawdown's Drawdown LabsIntuit Pledge
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Tech9/23/192019AtlassianAs part of their commitment to combat climate change, Atlassian will run their operations on 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. They also set science-based targets to limit warming to 1.5°C and achieve net-zero emissions by no later than 2050.Company states that going accomplishing net-zero requires decarbonization of the business rather than simply offsetting their emissionsAtlassian Pledge
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Tech9/12/192019ShopifyIn addition to being carbon neutral, Shopify has started the Shopify Sustainability Fund which will house all environmental investments, including carbon sequestration. Through this, they commit to spending at least $5 million USD annually to fight for the environment. Shopify is committed to investing at least $1 million USD each year into carbon sequestration.Shopify Pledge
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Tech10/1/182018BT GroupBT Group is committed to being a net-zero carbon emissions business by 2045.While they have committed to being a net-zero business by 2045, the mecanisms they plan to use to do so are not outlined.
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Tech4/17/172017SalesforceCommitted to being net-zero in 2017. Is now a net-zero company.Through offsets and reforestation. "The carbon offset projects we have chosen create both economic opportunity and positive environmental impact to make a difference in the future of our planet and communities around the world."Salesforce Pledge
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Tech09/21/202020GoogleGoogle has been carbon neutral since 2007, but is striving to be absolutely carbon free by 2030.Google purchases offsets and has a series of reforestation partnerships to account for its carbon emissions. It also operates completely off renewable energy, and seeks to help 500 cities begin removing 1 gigaton of carbon annually starting in 2030. Google Pledge
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Red Meat, Pork, Poultry & Dairy2018Crave Brothers Farmstead CheeseCrave Brothers Farm is producing more electricity than their operation uses— operating in a carbon-negative way— and they're doing it by cutting down on waste.Our computer controlled anaerobic digestion system generates enough electricity to power our farm, cheese factory, and 300 area homes. It is owned by Clean Fuel Crave. Anaerobic (oxygen-free) digestion is a biological process in which microorganisms break down organic waste in a process that ultimately produces gas, mainly methane with some carbon dioxide. This gas can be burned just like natural gas, thus generating energy. The digester helps manage our farm’s manure, it provides clean, renewable energy for the farm, and produces excess electricity, which Clear Horizons sells on the grid.
The digester reduces odor from the manure and also provides some saleable products. We use the liquid byproducts as fertilizer on our fields and the solid byproducts (dry organic matter) are used as animal bedding and in a line of organic potting soil.

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Education05/01/212021Australian National UniversityANU has announced the Below Zero Initiative, which aims to transition ANU from being part of the problem to becoming part of the solution - from a source of greenhouse gases (GHG) to a sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide. The goal is for ANU to achieve below zero emissions by 2030 for energy, waste, work travel and direct on-campus greenhouse gas emissions. Our approach integrates practical emission-reductions with research and teaching activities at ANU. We aim to use our expertise to drive innovation in this vital sector.

ANU is one of the first universities in the world to adopt such ambitious targets including below zero emissions goal. As Australia's national university, we are aiming to promote innovation, engage the community and provide leadership to other organisations in Australia and around the world.

Carbon sequestration: Developing and researching approaches to actively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. Currently, there is a dearth of research on best-practice approaches that can meet land-based carbon sequestration and address other goals concurrently. These approaches could have co-benefits around biodiversity, agricultural production, water resource management, indigenous livelihoods and cultural practices and the governance arrangements needed to support good decision-making. The University is establishing a research and education network focused on building capacity around land management for carbon sequestration. We are pursuing funding opportunities and partnerships in this field, including with Indigenous communities.ANU Pledge
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Food Services05/20/212021
Compass Group UK
Compass Group UK&I has announced a commitment to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with targets to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levelsIn 2025 Compass UK&I will start compensating some of its carbon emissions with high quality UK-based carbon removal projects such as afforestation in rural and urban landscapes, and peatland rehabilitation. Once it has significantly reduced carbon emissions by 2030, it will evolve its programme from compensating to neutralising any remaining carbon emissions in line with the SBTi criteria. It would have then delivered its 2030 Net Zero target and would continue delivering such performance from there onwards.Compass Pledge
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Red Meat, Pork, Poultry & Dairy06/09/212021TysonTo achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations and supply chain by 2050, including scopes 1, 2 and 3.Completing initial land stewardship target of engaging 2 MILLION FEED ACRES and expanding the total acres by 2025, including a total target of 100% of feed purchased by 2030. ***Land stewardship is not clearly definedTyson PledgeReuters