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|Sector||Pledge Date||Year||Owner||Commitment||CDR Methods||Commitment Link||Commitment Media Coverage||Year|
Number of Commitments Made
|Agriculture||03/30/2020||2020||Archer Daniels Midland||ADM nnounced a new plan to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 25% and its energy intensity by 15% by 2035.|
The new goals follow on ADM’s original “15×20” plan, unveiled in 2011, in which the company committed to per-unit improvements in energy use, greenhouse gas emissions, water and waste to landfill by 2020. After meeting those goals ahead of schedule, ADM engaged WSP Global, an engineering professional services firms, to conduct an in-depth feasibility study to help shape a new set of commitments to combat climate change.
|Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) announced in 2017 the Illinois Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage (ICCS) project, a partnership to safely and permanently store more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, has begun operations. The project captures carbon dioxide, which is created as a byproduct at ADM’s Decatur corn processing facility, and stores it safely almost a mile and a half underground in the Mt. Simon Sandstone.||Archer Daniels Midland Pledge|
|Agriculture||2019||Olam International||Race to Zero: Net Zero 2050 - Commit to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050||Olam has cited CCS-based removals such as Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, Direct Air carbon capture and storage) They are in the process of developing a land tokenisation and carbon trading platform using blockchain. Based on the commitments made by countries under the Paris accord to bring down their emissions by 2030 and 2050, and the need to get to net zero emissions by 2050 to limit global warming to under 1.5 C, they believe the carbon trading market and offsetting solutions market will grow considerably in the next several years.||Olam Pledge||EI|
|Architecture and Design||8/2/2021||2021||Deezen||Deezen is committing to becoming a net-zero business by 2025.||It will take us a while to fully understand our Scope 3 emissions but we're not going to wait until we have a concrete figure for our carbon footprint before we start working to eliminate it. By the end of the year, we will establish a portfolio of carbon removal schemes that we pay to capture atmospheric carbon on our behalf to cover the rest of our Scope 3 emissions. We will use providers that have been audited by the Shopify Sustainability Fund. These include nori.com, with whom we are already offsetting our website emissions (see above). We will grow our portfolio over the coming years to ensure we are net-zero by 2025.||Deezen Pledge|
|Automotive||9/7/2021||2021||Audi||By 2025, the Volkswagen Group wants to reduce the ecological footprint of cars and light utility vehicles along the entire value chain by 30 percent relative to 2015. Audi has therefore set ambitious targets in all areas of the company with the goal of achieving net CO2-neutrality company-wide by 2050.||Audi has paid Climeworks to capture and remove 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide from a new direct air capture facility in Iceland.||Audi Pledge||New York Times Coverage|
|Aviation||9/13/21||2021||Association of Asia Pacific Airlines||The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA) announced its commitment to a goal of net zero emissions by 2050. The more ambitiousgoal of net zero emissions surpasses the existing industry commitment to halving carbon emissions by 2050.||ICAO Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for|
International Aviation (CORSIA) has an integral part to
play in achieving this ambitious long term commitment. It is the agreed global mechanism for offsetting growth in international aviation CO2 emissions since 2020. AAPA wholly supports ICAO’s efforts on this front, and will continue to encourage States to fully participate in the scheme. In addition, investment in emerging sources of energy such as direct carbon capture and carbon sequestration when these become viable, could complement the industry’s efforts towards achieving net zero emissions.”
|Aviation||4/21/21||2021||Alaska Airlines||Alaska 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.||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|
|Aviation||12/10/20||2020||Unites Airlines||United 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|
|Aviation||2/17/20||2020||Delta Airlines||Delta 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 Pledge||Forbes Magazine NPR The Guardian World Economic Forum Journal of Cleaner Production The New York Times Business & Policy CNN Business||2016||1|
|Aviation||1/15/20||2020||Etihad||Etihad 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 Pledge||Business Travel News||2017||0|
|Aviation||1/6/20||2020||JetBlue||JetBlue 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 Pledge||BusinessWire Quartz||2018||1|
|Aviation||11/19/19||2019||Easy Jet||Easy 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 Pledge||CNN Business Ecosystem MarketPlace||2019||18|
|Aviation||11/11/19||2019||Qantas Airways||The 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 Pledge||Reuters Simplying Flying Edie Travel Newsroom The Straits Times||2020||37|
|Aviation||10/1/19||2019||British Airways||British 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 Pledge||Atlanta Business Chronicle Bloomberg Green The Wall Street Journal Aerotime Hub Treehugger|
|Aviation||3/15/21||2021||Air Canada||Air 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|
|Aviation||July 27, 2021||2021||BAE Systems||Joined the United Nations ‘Race to Zero’ campaign, committing to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across their operations by 2030 and across their supply chain by 2050.||BAE systems is focused on reducing the carbon footprint of their supply chain and operations rather than implementing any CDR.||BAE Systems Pledge||Energy Live News||EI|
|Construction||4/22/21||2021||BNBuilders||BNBuilders 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;
|Consulting||9/1/20||2020||Boston Consulting Group||BCG 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 Pledge||Forbes Magazine Forbes Magazine Business Review Niskanen Center Environmental Analyst-Global Cision PR Newswire|
|Education||05/01/21||2021||Australian National University||ANU 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|
|Energy||4/19/21||2021||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 company||San Diego Gas & Electric Pledge|
|Energy||3/4/21||2021||Chevron||Chevron 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 Pledge||BioMass Magazine|
|Energy||10/13/20||2020||Jera||Jera 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 Pledge||Bloomberg Quint The Japan Times Energy World Australian Financial Review Energy World Energy World|
|Energy||11/2/20||2020||Equinor||Equinor 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
|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|
|Energy||5/27/20||2020||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.||Southern Company's Pledge||GreenBiz Cision PR Environment & Energy Leader WABE Cision PR|
|Energy||5/5/20||2020||Total 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 Pledge||World Oil Magazine Total S.A. Rigzone Oil and Gas Houston Chronicle|
|Energy||4/16/20||2020||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.||Royal Dutch Shell Pledge||Carbon Brief Reuters Barrons Bloomberg Green CNBC BBC News Green Tech Media Fortune & Bloomberg TIME|
|Energy||2/24/20||2020||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"||Consumers Energy Pledge||Cision-- PR Newswire Daily Energy Insider S&P Global Platts Cision|
|Energy||2/12/20||2020||BP||BP 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|
|Energy||12/1/19||2019||Repsol||Repsol 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|
|Energy||9/24/19||2019||NRG Energy||NRG 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|
|Energy||9/17/19||2019||Duke Energy||Duke 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|
|Energy||5/20/19||2019||Xcel Energy||Xcel 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|
|Energy||3/23/21||2021||Southern California Gas Company||SoCalGas 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 Pledge||CalMatters on SoCalGas Co. Net Zero Pledge|
|Energy||1/13/21||2021||Occidental Petroleum||To implement a Net Zero Energy Cycle which mimics the natural carbon cycle by pulling CO2 directly from the atmosphere to be sequestered—at an industrial scale. This allows permanent storage of CO2 captured in geologic formations in an amount equal to that which is emitted through the production, processing and combustion of oil and fuels. World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 Initiative--Occidental is the first U.S. oil and gas company to endorse this initiative.|
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative-- Occidental is one of 12 companies to join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative to advance technology and projects for a lower-carbon future.
Getting to Zero Coalition--Occidental is a member of the of the Getting to Zero Coalition, a partnership between the Global Maritime Forum, the Friends of Ocean action, and the World Economic Forum that brings together global decision-makers from the shipping and energy sectors and governments. The Coalition is committed to getting commercially viable deep sea zero emission vessels powered by zero emission fuels into operation by 2030 – maritime shipping’s moon-shot ambition.
American Petroleum Institute’s The Environmental Partnership-- Occidental is a founding member of the American Petroleum Institute’s The Environmental Partnership to reduce methane emissions in operations.
|This cycle starts with capturing CO2 from the atmosphere via Direct Air Capture (DAC) or industrial sources. The CO2 is then injected into a producing oil and gas reservoir. The CO2 displaces oil and gas trapped in the rock and moves it toward a producing oil and gas well, while permanently trapping the CO2 underground.||https://www.oxy.com/OurBusinesses/CarbonManagement/Pages/default.aspx; https://www.oxylowcarbon.com/carbon-capture-technology/projects||https://apnews.com/article/environment-climate-change-b2ac9969bf69154ff2a6cd45f33295ad|
|Energy||8/12/21||2021||ExxonMobil||ExxonMobil has launched the Low Carbon Solutions business to invest $3 billion over the next four years on lower-emission energy solutions. The initial focus area is scaling up carbon capture and storage.||It was the first company to capture more than 120 million metric tons of CO2 through CCS, which is equivalent to removing the annual emissions of more than 25 million cars. ExxonMobil is also conducting early-stage research on two additional CCS technologies. One is using a fuel cell to capture emissions before they are released from a natural gas-fired power plant or an industrial facility. The other, known as direct air capture, aims to capture CO2 emissions directly from the atmosphere.||ExxonMobil Pledge||Forbes Magazine Article|
|Energy||5/27/21||2021||Eni UK||Decarbonisation is structurally embedded in Eni’s overall strategy with the new target of Net Zero emissions at 2050. Eni and Progressive Energy Limited have announced the signing of a framework agreement to further accelerate carbon capture and storage (CCS) within the HyNet North West low carbon cluster project.||Under the agreement, Eni will develop and operate both the onshore and offshore transportation and storage of CO2 in their Liverpool Bay assets, whilst Progressive Energy will lead and coordinate the capture and hydrogen aspects of the project on behalf of Hynet North West, thereby linking together the sources of CO2 emissions to Eni’s transportation and storage infrastructure.||Eni Pledge||Reuters Magazine Article|
|Energy||8/15/19||2019||France's Total||Total aspires to become a major player in CCUS technologies, which are vital to achieving carbon neutrality in the second half of the century.||Its membership reflects the center’s growing focus on advancing carbon capture, use and storage (CCUS) solutions for natural gas-based power generation. Active in more than 130 countries, Total produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity.||Total's Pledge||Reuters Magazine Article|
|Energy||11/11/20||2020||ADNOC (UAE)||ADNOC and Total will jointly explore opportunities to reduce CO2 emissions, improve energy efficiency and use renewable energy for oil and gas operations. ADNOC will act towards its 2050 net-zero ambition alongside its long-standing key partners.||In the area of CCUS, the companies will further develop joint research into new technologies covering carbon capture, storage solutions and enhanced oil recovery projects based on CO2 usage.||ADNOC Pledge||CNBC News|
|Energy||8/26/21||2021||China National Petroleum Corporation||CNPC publishes only its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions but aims to peak its carbon emissions by 2025; aims for net-zero status by 2050.||CNPC focuses on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects and they are banking on hydrogen.||CNPC Pledge||CSIS Analysis of Chinese Organizations|
|Energy||8/27/21||2021||Linde (Ireland)||Amidst an international focus on achieving net zero and carbon emission reduction, Linde has set targets to improve efficiency in several areas of its gas production process including its air separation unit (ASUs) after revealing that 13% of its Scope 1 emissions were from ASUs. The company also plans to spend at least a third of its annual R&D budget on decarbonisation, including the development of “industry-leading” carbon capture technologies.||Initiatives include developing industry-leading carbon capture technologies, investing in promising green hydrogen technologies and driving operational efficiency to further reduce GHG intensity.||Linde Pledge||Gas World Article|
|Energy||11/16/20||2020||Aker Solutions||Aker Solutions aims to generate about half of its revenue from renewable or distinct low carbon solutions by 2030, according to the company's 20/25/30 strategy. The company aims to derive 20 percent of its revenue from renewable energy and 25 percent from distinct low-carbon solutions by the year 2030. Summarized, the update is labelled "20/25/30".||Lower the carbon emissions from their production via electrification while also designing and delivering renewable energy solutions for offshore wind, carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) and other emerging markets.||Aker Solutions Pledge||OE Digital News|
|Energy||4/4/21(updated 6/4/21)||2021||Drax||The UK needs negative emissions technologies to meet its 2050 net zero target to help combat the global climate crisis. Draz employs bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) as the most scalable negative emissions technology available today to remove CO2 from the atmosphere.||With an effective negative emissions policy and investment framework from government Drax could deploy bioenergy with carbon capture use and storage (BECCS) on two of their biomass generating units by 2030.||Drax Pledge||Energy Monitor AI Coverage|
|Energy||06/17/2021||2021||TC Energy||TC Energy has set ambitious greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets including Reduce GHG emissions intensity from their operations 30% by 2030 and position to achieve zero emissions from their operations, on a net basis, by 2050. These targets address Scope 1 and 2 emissions, using a 2019 baseline year for planning purposes. The GHG Emissions Reduction Plan outlines strategies to work towards these goals, while also developing next-generation energy solutions for the future.||For Canada to achieve its enhanced climate targets, including a 40-45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 levels by 2030, CCUS technology and infrastructure will need to play a vital role. Pembina and TC Energy are uniquely positioned to take a leadership role in the transportation of CO2 given their collective skills and extensive network of pipeline infrastructure. As a hub-based infrastructure solution accessible to Alberta's largest industrial emitters across industries, ACG will pave the way for Canada to successfully meet its emissions reduction objectives and provides a tangible example of Pembina and TC Energy's commitment to energy diversification, industry collaboration and a lower carbon future.||TC Energy GHG Emissions Reduction Plan; World-Scale Carbon Transportation and Sequestration Solution|
|Energy||2020||PetraChina Co.||Pledged to strive to peak its carbon emissions by 2030|
and to achieve "carbon neutrality" by 2060.
|Implementing CCUS technology, carbon Sequestration through carbon sink forests totalling 286.6 million square meters, planting 2.811 Million trees. The carbon dioxide flooding demonstration project in Jilin Oilfield has accumulated more than 1.9 million tons of carbon dioxide as well.||PetraChina Pledge||EI|
|Finance||08/30/21||2021||Accelerate Financial Tech-Bitcoin ETF||Accelerate Financial Technologies Inc. plans to launch a carbon-negative Bitcoin exchange-traded fund by planting trees to offset the unfavorable environmental impact of cryptocurrency mining.||Carbon sequestration via planting of trees; pledges to plant 3,450 trees for every C$1 million ($788,200) invested into its carbon-negative Bitcoin ETF, estimating this will result in the sequestration of about 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide.||Accelerate Pledge|
|Finance||05/27/21||2021||Crypto.com||Crypto.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|
|Finance||May 7th, 2021||2021||Manulife||Manulife 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
• 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
|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 Pledge||The 3 Areas Manulife Will Focus on to Reach Net Zero by 2050|
|Finance||05/12/21||2021||TIAA||TIAA, 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|
|Finance||04/21/21||2021||Visa||Visa 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|
|Finance||10/9/20||2020||HSBC||HSBC 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|
|Finance||9/21/20||2020||Morgan Stanley||Morgan 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|
|Finance||4/21/20||2020||Harvard||Harvard'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|
|Finance||1/1/2020||2020||Barclays||Barclays 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|
|Finance||3/1/2021||2021||Citibank||Citibank 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 Pledge||Citi's Environmental and Social Policy Framework|
|Finance||2/11/2021||2021||Bank of America||Bank 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
|Finance||3/8/2021||2021||Wells Fargo||Wells 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 Pledge||Wells Fargo Newsroom|
|Finance||10/6/2020||2020||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 Release||JP Morgan Chase Sustainability Goals|
|Food and Beverage||01/15/19||2019||Coca Cola HBC Switzerland||Coca-Cola HBC Switzerland, a vendor that makes Valser water, has partnered with Climeworks, which specializes in removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This project to capture CO2 comes is a strategic experiment, as the beverage industry is one of the world’s largest users of CO2 feedstocks using 10 million tons of CO2 per year. Carbon capture technology aims to allow Coca Cola to innovate in its supply chain by simultaneously reducing costs and removing CO2 emissions from the earth’s atmosphere. A very lofty target.||Climeworks is building machines with filters that suck in carbon dioxide as air passes through. After a filter becomes saturated, it is heated to about 212 degrees Fahrenheit, which releases the Carbon Dioxide and allows the gas to be collected. One filter can be reused for several thousand cycles. This is Direct Air Capture (DAC). Carbon capture and its subsequent storage is describes the process of capturing waste carbon dioxide (CO2) from sources such as fossil fuel power plants, transporting it to a storage site, and then depositing it where it will not enter the atmosphere. Normally in an underground geological formation, but in this case, the carbon will be reused to carbonize favorite soft drinks.||Coca Cola HBC Switzerland Pledge||Business Insider|
|Heavy Industry (steel, cement)||4/21/21||2021||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|
|Heavy Industry (steel, cement)||9/21/20||2020||LafargeHolcim||On 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.||Lafargeholcim Pledge||EI|
|Heavy Industry (steel, cement)||7/1/19||2019||ThyssenKrupp||Germany’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|
|Heavy Industry (steel, cement)||5/13/19||2019||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|
|Heavy Industry (steel, cement)||1/1/2016||2016||SSAB||SSAB 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|
|Hospitality||9/22/21||2021||Marriot||Marriott International, Inc announced it has submitted its letter to the Science Based Targets initiative, committing to: Set science-based emissions reduction targets across all scopes, in line with 1.5°C emissions scenarios; and Set a long-term science-based target to reach net-zero value chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by no later than 2050, in line with the criteria and recommendations of the Science Based Targets initiative.||Planting more than 415,000 trees over the last several years, including through the company’s work as a founding member of the Evergreen Alliance, a select group of Arbor Day Foundation partners and collaborators committed to advancing trees and forests as natural solutions for corporate sustainability and citizenship goals.|
Innovative ecosystem restoration and carbon sequestration projects, such as working with The Ocean Foundation to remove and repurpose sargassum seaweed, which has had devastating impacts on the environment.
|Marriot Pledge||USA Today Coverage|
|Insurance||2/20/20||2020||Swiss Re||Swiss 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|
|Logistics||2020||Brambles||2025 Business Positive targets:|
"Our commitment is to be nature positive by restoring forests, going beyond zero waste, and drawing down more carbon than we produce, ultimately becoming a regenerative, nature positive business. "
Climate Positive targets:
"Brambles commits to a 1.5ºC climate future including a Paris Agreement aligned carbon emissions SBT for our supply chain. 100% of our electricity will be renewable and all our operations will be carbon neutral by 2025."
|According to their pledge, they will" enable the sustainable growth of two trees for every tree [they] use." They plan to use reforestation and afforistation to plant 66,944 trees in 2022.||Brambles Pledge||EI|
|Manufacturing||9/3/20||2020||Velux||Velux 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|
|Manufacturing||9/24/19||2019||Saint-Gobain||Saint-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|
|Manufacturing||1/28/21||2021||General Motors||General 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|
|Non-energy utilities||11/12/2020||2020||United Utilities||As part of their April 2019 Public Interest Commitment (PIC), English water companies made the commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions for the sector by 2030. Today United Utilities has joined forces with the rest of the water industry to set out its plans to go carbon neutral by the end of this decade. Tree-planting, green vehicles and home-grown renewable power are all included in the ambitious plans for the North West. Water UK’s Net Zero 2030 Routemap is 20 years ahead of the UK Government’s own legally binding target of 2050 and forms the world’s first detailed plan to get an entire industry sector to net zero.||1,000 hectares of peat bog restoration will be completed by 2030, and more than 1 million trees will be planted as an effort to reduce carbon impacts. United Utilities also cites an increase in soil carbon enhancement as a goal for their neutrality in 2030.|
Case Study from Climate Pledge:
"Rivington in Lancashire is the site of a pilot scheme to grow oaks trees from acorns. 20,000 acorns were planted in October 2020, all collected from local oak trees, and they will help United Utilities to meet its target of planting more than 1 million new trees by 2030."
|United Utilities Pledge||EI|
|Pharmaceutical/ Chemical||1/23/20||2020||AstraZeneca||Within 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 2020-2025||AstraZeneca Pledge|
|Pharmaceutical/ Chemical||03/01/2022||2022||Bayer AG||Race to Zero: Net Zero 2050 - Commit to achieve net zero CO2 emissions by 2050||Bayer has noted nature-based removals including forestation, soil carbon enhancement in their pledge. "We strongly encourage public and private sector investments in innovations that support sustainable intensification of food production and advocate for policies and foster market mechanism that enable such innovations to provide opportunities for ecosystem diversity improvements and carbon removals due to the reduced land footprint of agriculture."||Bayer Pledge||EI|
|Power and Gas||2020||General Electric||In 2020, GE set a new goal of carbon|
neutrality by 2030 for GE’s operations
(Scope 1 and 2 emissions). Their progress
toward that new goal will generate a
meaningful reduction in emissions, although
we recognize other types of emission
reductions are needed over time across the
broader value chains in our industries to
meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.
|Over the long term, to achieve the levels|
of decarbonization that the industries
they serve will need to align with the goals
of the Paris Agreement, they anticipate
that additional breakthroughs and
advances will be needed to develop
deep decarbonization solutions that are
widely available, scalable, and affordable.
These include solutions such as the use
of hydrogen, carbon capture, and small
modular nuclear reactors for power
generation; electric flight and hydrogenbased commercial aviation; direct air
capture; and other technologies.
|Real Estate||2/10/2021||2021||Active Super Australia||Aims to take our fight for the environment even further by advocating for all building stock to be net-zero by 2050.|
Expects the companies that they invest in to take progressive climate action as well so that they produce net-zero carbon emissions across the board, even through their investment portfolio.
|Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happen||Active Super Pledge||WGBC Active Super|
|Real Estate||5/4/2021||2021||AMP Capital||AMP Capital has signed a seven-year renewable Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Diamond Energy. This agreement means AMP Capital’s Wholesale Office Fund (AWOF) has achieved Zero Net Carbon for its internally managed assets from 1 January 2021 – well ahead of its 2030 target.|
The renewable energy procurement strategy is one of a number of initiatives towards achieving Zero Net Carbon across AMP Capital’s entire $28 billion of managed real estate portfolio by 2030. All funds and assets will be net zero carbon by 2030 through phasing
out fossil fuels, running on 100% renewable energy and making buildings highly efficient and resilient . Disclosure of Scope 1 and 2 energy consumption and emissions will occur using
internationally recognised reporting protocols.
|A technological breakthrough – possibly carbon capture and storage, clean nuclear or transmission grids that are able to run fully on renewables – could also contribute to further reduction in carbon intensity for AMP Capital.||AMP Capital Managed Portfolio Pledge; Mention of potential CDR||AMP Capital Pledge Announcement|
|Real Estate||4/20/2021||2021||Antilooppi||Last year the company signed the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment for the global real estate sector and committed to achieving carbon neutrality for its own energy procurement by 2030.||Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happen||Antilooppi Pledge||WGBC Antilooppi Coverage|
|Real Estate||10/5/2020||2020||Argent Services LLP||Commits to all occupied assets operating at net zero carbon by 2030. Argent Services measures and discloses carbon emissions from energy use and discloses publicly via UK Standard Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) requirements. Argent Services outlines a decarbonisation roadmap that includes assets being supplied by zero carbon gas and electricity, supported by an energy efficiency programme led by a Smart BMS. Argent Services verifies carbon emissions via the SECR reporting process that will be|
undertaken by an independent third party. Argent Services continues to advocate for industry transformation through supporting
the UKGBC and demonstrating best practice through delivering only zero carbon projects by 2030.
|Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happen||Argent Services Pledge on WGBC||Argent Services Press Release|
|Real Estate||6/6/2020||2020||Arthaland Corporation||Arthaland commits to design, own and operate new and existing commercial|
developments at net zero carbon by 2030, with residential developments net- zero ready. Arthaland discloses projected and operational energy demand, and scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions for all designed, occupied and operated assets via annual report. Arthaland develops and implements energy demand and carbon emissions reduction strategies, and renewable energy procurement at asset and portfolio level. Arthaland ensures residential developments are net zero carbon ready with a transition plan for future grid decarbonisation.
|Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happen||Arthaland Pledge||BBC Coverage on Arthaland Pledge|
|Real Estate||6/10/2021||2021||Assura||Assura pledges to advance their development process so that by 2026, Assura will be creating only buildings with a net zero carbon rating for construction and operation. Assura discloses asset level energy consumption and operating scope 1 & 2 carbon|
emissions. These will be included as performance metrics in the annual report and shared with relevant tenants. Assura will develop, maintain and update an implementation plan for achieving
Commitment requirements in line with WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project including energy efficiency measures, on-site and off-site renewable generation. Energy procurement for the current portfolio will be net zero by 2026, with all new developments operating at net zero carbon by 2030. Assura will report, disclose and verify annually the progress of each asset and the portfolio towards achieving the outcomes through locally relevant third-party 576 buildings, 569,482 m2 total floor area, 72 employees certification, third-party assurance or market mechanisms. Assura will advocate, as the leading Healthcare REIT in the UK, on the benefits of operating a net zero carbon portfolio to tenants, supply chain and building users.
|Other than the pledge, little has been written about the strategies to make net-zero happen||Assura Pledge||Assura Net Zero Carbon Strategy Coverage|
|Red Meat, Pork, Poultry & Dairy||2018||Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese||Crave 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.
|Crave Brothers Farm Pledge|
|Red Meat, Pork, Poultry & Dairy||06/09/21||2021||Tyson||To 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 defined||Tyson Pledge||Reuters|
|Red Meat, Pork, Poultry & Dairy||03/23/21||2021||JBS Foods||JBS has made a commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2040. The commitment spans the company’s global operations, including Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation (Nasdaq: PPC), as well as its diverse value chain of agricultural producer partners, suppliers and customers in their efforts to reduce emissions across the value chain.||Eliminating deforestation: JBS will eliminate illegal Amazon deforestation from its supply chain – including the suppliers of it suppliers – by 2025, and in other Brazilian biomes by 2030. The company will achieve zero deforestation across its global supply chain by 2035; Fostering innovation: JBS will invest $100 million by 2030 in research and development projects to assist producer efforts to strengthen and scale regenerative farming practices, including carbon sequestration and on-farm emission mitigation technologies. This investment will contribute to reducing scope 3 emissions across the value chain, in our efforts toward net zero.||JBS Pledge|
|Retail||09/14||2021||Procter & Gamble||The company plans to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its operations and supply chain by 2040. P&G has been working to slash Scope 1 (direct emissions from its factories and offices) and Scope 2 (emissions caused by the purchase of energy for P&G facilities). P&G plans to work towards Scope 3, but it is more challenging.||P&G will explore Ingredients made from captured CO2. Our Tide brand is working with Twelve, a Silicon Valley start-up, to explore their carbon capture technology to incorporate CO2 from emissions into ingredients that could be used across Tide. P&G emphasized that it has committed to "no deforestation in our supply chain" and said all of the wood pulp used in its toilet paper, tissue, towel and absorbent hygiene products is 100% third-party sustainably certified by forestry management standards.|
"These standards help ensure that for every tree harvested, at least one is regrown,"
|Retail||06/29||2021||Giant Eagle||A commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040, with an initial target of 50 percent carbon dioxide reduction by 2030.||Investments into negative emissions technologies which include carbon capture, soil sequestration and reforestation||Giant Eagle Pledge|
|Retail||06/15||2021||Ralph Lauren||Net zero global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its operations and its value chain by 2040.||For emissions that cannot be reduced through Ralph Lauren’s direct actions and collective initiatives, the Company will purchase high-quality, verifiable carbon removals equivalent to its residual GHG emissions by 2040. To that end, beginning in Fiscal 2022, Ralph Lauren will commit to carbon removal projects in partnership with Indigo Ag, an ag-tech company dedicated to improving the profitability, sustainability and social responsibility of the agriculture system. Through the Indigo Carbon program, Indigo Ag supports farmers in adopting new beneficial farming practices; measures and validates the resulting carbon sequestration and emissions abatement; and allows companies to directly support farmers' transition through the purchase of verified agricultural carbon credits.||Ralph Lauren Pledge||EI|
|Retail||06/08||2021||HEXO Corp||Hexo is offsetting the company’s operational emissions to become 100% carbon neutral starting September 2021.||Through a partnership with Offsetters, in support of the Great Bear Forest Project, HEXO will be measuring and offsetting the Company’s corporate carbon emissions starting with its 2020 calendar year, making HEXO 100% carbon neutral by September 2021, as well as offsetting their employees’ personal emissions*.||HEXO Pledge||GlobeNewswire|
|Retail||05/21||2021||Whirlpool||Whirlpool Corporation made a global commitment to reach a net-zero emissions target in its plants and operations by 2030||Leveraging carbon removal development investments to offset any remaining emissions that cannot be avoided. ***Specifications around these investments are unclear||Whirlpool Pledge||Grand Rapids Business Journal|
|Retail||2000||Shaklee||In 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|
|Retail||04/22||2021||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 trees||Ancient Nutrition Pledge|