The blogosphere is atwitter about the U.S. Administration’s announcement that “We’re getting out” of the Paris Climate Accord, justifiably so.
The groundswell of commitments to continue to pursue emissions reductions despite the Administration’s decision to pull out of the agreement has been impressive.
According to We Are Still In, more than 1,200 U.S. governors, mayors, businesses (Scope 5 included), investors, and colleges and universities declared their intent to continue to ensure the U.S. remains a global leader in reducing carbon emissions.
Our Opportunity to Step Up
This sends a strong signal to the international community. Each signatory is making a commitment to deliver concrete emissions reductions that will help meet America’s emissions pledge under the Paris agreement.
This group of leaders in businesses, states, cities, colleges, and universities represents a sizable percentage of the U.S. economy. According to We Are Still In, business and investor signatories account for total annual revenue of $1.4 trillion and include over 20 Fortune 500 companies like Apple, eBay, Gap Inc., Google, Intel, Microsoft, and Nike.
292 US Climate Mayors have also committed to upholding the Paris Climate Agreement goals for their cities. Read more here.
Whether a signatory or not, the best way to ensure the U.S. remains at the forefront of carbon emissions reduction is by identifying what you and your organization can do, then taking action.
Leadership Examples Aplenty
Many companies and organizations are making crucial progress to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing less waste, saving money, and becoming less susceptible to risk—inspiring results.
For example, Scope 5 clients include multiple Fortune 250s, consulting firms like CH2M, industry leaders like Expeditors and Virginia Mason, and various local governments. Their stories are below:
In this GreenBiz article, CH2M shares how they helped a technology client with Scope 5 save $10 million, improving margins and revenue by eliminating wasted resource costs.
Healthcare provider Virginia Mason is another example. The medical center’s award-winning sustainability program puts it among elite health care organizations.
Municipalities like the City of Bellevue and Mercer Island in Washington State’s King County track progress on key environmental metrics.
Ready to Do Our Part
As an expert in turning sustainability data into outcomes that matter, Scope 5 helps these organizations and others like them improve economic and environmental impacts.
This group understands that you can’t improve what you don’t measure. Only then are opportunities to reduce electricity, lighting, fuel, and waste quickly discovered and targeted action taken.
For those looking to advance their sustainability initiative, Scope 5 is committed to sharing best practices learned from working with leading companies and organizations. Whether you are looking to get started or advance to the next level, Scope 5 can help.
This is our way of investing in you so that together we can ensure a sustainable future. Let’s start a conversation. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.