We are proud to be part of a great network of companies that work throughout the year to promote sustainability. Here are some examples of how NYSE-listed companies are stepping up*:
*Information below has been provided directly by the NYSE-listed companies and has not been verified by NYSE.
AB InBev (NYSE: BUD) At AB InBev, Sustainability is our business. Brewing the highest quality beers requires natural ingredients sourced from a healthy environment and thriving communities. That’s why our 2025 Sustainability Goals focused on smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging and climate action aim to create lasting, measurable change in our fields, our watersheds, and our local communities where we live and work. Every day we work together with our suppliers, NGOs, local authorities, peers and start-ups to identify and scale innovative solutions to our shared sustainability challenges. We are building a company to last, brewing the world’s most loved beers and building iconic brands that will continue to bring people together for the next 100 years and beyond.
Aegon (NYSE: AEG) As part of Aegon NV, Aegon Asset Management manages €8.4 billion in impact investments, €570 million of which is invested in wind power, solar energy and solar energy tax credits. Together with € 250 million invested in green bonds and investments in smart energy storage and smart grids, this supports the switch to cleaner, low-carbon technologies and promoting health and well-being. We have also developed fixed income investment strategies to help institutional investors contribute to, and potentially benefit from, companies’ sustainable products and services as well as their responsible business practices.
AerCap (NYSE: AER) Renewing our aircraft portfolio through the acquisition of new, modern technology aircraft while disposing of older aircraft has a positive impact on the environment, as these new technology aircraft produce significantly lower emissions than older aircraft and engines, thus helping our airline customers to reduce their environmental footprint. AerCap is committed to the efficient use of resources and the reduction of unnecessary waste. Our head office in Dublin has been certified for sustainability pertaining to such matters as building materials, energy and water use and accessibility. Our office buildings in Los Angeles and Singapore hold similar green building certifications.
Agnico Eagle (NYSE: AEM) At Agnico Eagle, we strive to work together for a sustainable future. Throughout our more than 60 years, we have consistently created value for our shareholders, while striving to improve employee conditions and making a significant contribution to our communities. We have built a strong culture of responsible behavior, achieving high standards of sustainability performance with a long-term goal of distinguishing ourselves as responsible miners.
Alexander & Baldwin (NYSE: ALEX) Alexander & Baldwin is a different kind of REIT, with sustainability built into our DNA. Not only are we committed to environmentally sustainable operations, but we are an active producer of clean energy since 1906, with our first hydroelectric facility on Kauai. Last year, A&B’s hydro and solar facilities produced 40,000+ megawatt hours of renewable energy – more than half the amount of energy used by our entire commercial real estate (CRE) operations. With the addition of clean energy produced by A&B-related entities, clean energy production offset over 90% of the energy used by our CRE portfolio.
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE: ARE) Alexandria Real Estate Equities is a REIT committed to making a positive impact on the world, is a recognized industry leader in creating sustainable and healthy collaborative campuses for innovative life science and technology entities. Alexandria is a GRESB “Green Star” company and the #1 real estate company in the world in GRESB’s Health & Well-being Module. In 2018, Alexandria published 2025 goals to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, energy and water use, and waste for buildings in operation. Alexandria has also issued $1 billion in green bonds, in accordance with the Green Bond Principles, to fund projects targeting LEED Gold or Platinum certification.
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (NYSE: AQN) Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. is committed to building and operating our business in ways that make a positive and durable contribution to a sustainable energy and water future. Since our inception, our entrepreneurial team of employees has been focused on bringing renewable energy and utilities to North Americans, all with a local and caring approach with our customers, and in our communities. Our Sustainability Policy articulates Algonquin’s commitment to supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals on which our businesses are best equipped to have a meaningful and durable impact.
American Campus Communities (NYSE: ACC) American Campus Communities is the largest student housing company in the U.S. and is committed to creating healthy, sustainable environments with a sense of community and connection by giving back, investing in our employees and driving long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is the industry leader in environmental sustainability with 37 LEED-certified properties, and is developing its first net-zero energy building in partnership with the University of California, Irvine. For more information on sustainability, read its Commitment to ESG.
American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) Our sustainability efforts over the years include a 30% reduction in usage by our water utility customers, consistent infrastructure investments year after year, less than 7% water loss in our utility system, a safe and adequate water supply, and a 9% reduction in energy use by our electric utility customers. Nearly one-third of the energy provided by our electric utility comes from renewable sources, and we are finalizing plans for a new solar energy venture that aligns with the State of California requirement of supplying 50% renewable energy by 2026.
Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH) At Amphenol we strongly believe that sustainable business practices are critical to ensuring our long-term success. In particular, energy use and its relationship to climate change are important areas of focus for us. Our organization around the world strives to aggressively improve our own carbon footprint while also manufacturing products that enable our customers to reduce their own energy use. To that end, we have made meaningful investments in renewable energy, including re-purposing our legacy manufacturing plant in Sidney, New York into a utility-scale solar farm. This solar farm will provide enough energy to power more than 800 homes.
AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE: AU) AngloGold Ashanti is committed to the exploration and mining of our products in a way that is socially and environmentally responsible. In 2017, the company took the bold step of aligning its business strategy with the 2030 SDGs, including an aspiration of “zero harm and equitable use of natural resources”. It entered into a partnership with the Minerals and Metals Initiative at the University of Cape Town to explore ideas on how research in mining and AngloGold Ashanti’s experience and expertise can jointly contribute to shifting the sector into a more sustainable paradigm. In 2018, the company saw year-on-year reductions in water use and efficiency, energy consumption and intensity, and GHG Emissions and intensity. For AngloGold Ashanti, sustainability is not a compliance driven and reporting function; practices are embedded in the company’s strategic and key decision-making processes so that real value is generated for stakeholders and, ultimately, for the industry.
Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) Across our operations, we are achieving our mission to profitably grow in an innovative, safe and environmentally responsible manner for the long term benefit of all of our stakeholders. To that end, Apache has reduced methane emissions intensity by 22 percent since 2013, is a leader in seeking out alternatives to fresh water and water recycling, and since 2005, has donated more than 4 million trees to nonprofits in 17 states under our Tree Grant Program.
AquaVenture Holdings Limited (NYSE: WAAS) AquaVenture Holdings is committed to sustainable environmental practices in each of its businesses: its point-of-use water filtration systems save energy and water, reduce dependence on petroleum, eliminate the use of plastic bottles and help reduce the emission of greenhouse gases; its desalination solutions provide clean, potable water to customers who have typically lived or operated in regions with limited access to potable water; and its wastewater treatment solutions remove harmful bacteria and chemicals from waste streams, preventing pollution of our natural resources. Across the company, AquaVenture uses the best available, energy-efficient technologies to minimize its own impact on the environment while providing products and services dedicated to addressing some of today’s most pressing global water issues.
Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW) Arrow Electronics Electronic waste is the world’s fastest growing waste stream. Most electronics contain hazardous materials, and their mishandling has resulted in some particularly toxic locations on the planet. Arrow provides a portfolio of services to address electronics sustainability for its customers. In 2018, Arrow refurbished 2.5 million electronic devices for repurposed and extended life. Our approach kept 46,000 tons of e-waste out of landfills, and returned 12 million pounds of recycled materials to the manufacturing stream.
AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN) AstraZeneca’s approach to sustainability centres on three priorities; Access to Healthcare, Environmental Protection and Ethics and Transparency, reflecting the company’s commitment to the health of patients, its workforce, the environment and the communities in which it operates. AstraZeneca’s scientific approach to environmental sustainability reduces negative impacts by protecting air, land and water, reducing dependence on natural resources and ensuring the environmental safety of its products. In 2018, 61% of total electricity use was from renewable sources and an 8% reduction in water use has been achieved since 2015. In 2019, the company was awarded double A List for Water Security and Climate by CDP – one of only six companies worldwide to achieve double A List for three years running.
AT&T (NYSE: T) AT&T is using our scale and technology to help solve some of our planet’s most pressing challenges. We have set a 10x Carbon Reduction Goal to enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of our operations by 2025. We’re also one of the largest corporate purchasers of renewable energy in the U.S. And, we recently developed a Climate Change Analysis Tool to help assess the risks of climate change on our business today, so we can make smarter, climate-informed decisions for years to come.
Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) Avery Dennison is committed to serving as a force for good, guided by a bold set of 2025 sustainability goals, which include targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and waste, utilize responsibly-sourced paper, continue to innovate with a focus on sustainability and more. We are making great progress toward achieving these goals, including a 2018 reduction of our greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 25% cumulatively, compared to our 2015 baseline. As a materials science innovator, Avery Dennison views sustainability as an opportunity to lead as we build a more resilient and profitable company, and support the communities in which we operate.
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) BHGE and our employees are committed to environment stewardship by inventing technologies to help reduce the environmental footprint of our direct operations, and that of our products and services. In 2019, BHGE made a commitment to reduce CO2 equivalent emissions 50% by 2030 and achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. We have already achieved a 26 percent emissions reduction since 2012 through new technology and operational efficiencies across manufacturing, supply chain, energy sourcing and generation. BHGE has also introduced a new low-carbon suite of production, power generation and emissions monitoring tools to help oil and gas operators reduce emissions.
Bank of Montreal (NYSE: BMO) BMO Financial Group’s commitment to reducing our environmental footprint is a core element of our Sustainability Principles. Operationally, we have been carbon neutral since 2010 and plan to reduce carbon emissions by 15% by the end of 2021. We also have an important role to play in supporting the global transition to a lower carbon economy. We support the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and actively participate in industry initiatives such as Climate Action 100+, the United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) and the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC).
Barclays (NYSE: BCS) Barclays is focused on three areas of activity at Barclays: 1) Financing the growth of renewable energy sources and proactively supporting the development of businesses aiming to solve the world’s environmental challenges; 2) Taking a responsible and sustainable approach to the necessary financing of sources of energy that are more carbon intensive or those with higher environmental impact; and 3) Reducing the carbon footprint of our own operations and supply chain throughout the world. We will reduce operational scope 1 and 2 emissions by 80% by 2025 and commit to RE100, to procure 100% of global operational energy needs from renewable sources by 2030, with an interim target of 90% by 2025.
Barrick Gold (NYSE: GOLD) Barrick believes that the type of biodiversity offset programs developed by the mining industry can play a critical role in reversing the seemingly irreversible trends of biodiversity loss in the world. In Africa, our operations provide sanctuary for wildlife in the countries where we operate thanks to our biodiversity conservation policy. Women from the local community harvest tree products in and around our Morila mine in Mali using sustainable techniques. Our Kibali mine in the DRC provides support for giraffe conservation in Garamba National Park, and the Loulo-Gounkoto operation, also in Mali, has provided funding for the protection of one of the only herds of desert elephants remaining in the world.
Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS) Basic Energy Services provides critical production services to thousands of oil and gas producers. Our people strive to provide these services in a safe, efficient and sustainable way. We provide reliable and environmentally sustainable disposal of residual water for our customers while minimizing over-the-road risk by transitioning from truck to pipe disposal, thereby reducing environmental impact in the communities in which we and our customers operate.
BBVA (NYSE: BBVA) BBVA strives to mobilize the necessary capital to curb climate change and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. To this end, it pledged to mobilize € 100 billion in sustainable financing between 2018 and 2025. In 2018, the first year of its commitment, BBVA mobilized €11,815 million in sustainable financing, of which 8,126 million correspond to green financing (certified green loans, corporate green financing, green project finance, green bonds an green retail solutions). In addition, BBVA has developed a set of specific norms for environmental and social due diligence in sectors with major impacts (mining, energy, infrastructure and agribusiness).
Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: BHLB) When it comes to our environmental footprint, we’re cutting back. When it comes to managing our natural resources and investing in environmental causes, we're stepping forward. At Berkshire Bank, we have a tradition of strong social responsibility performance that extends to every aspect of our business. We believe that operating in an environmentally conscious manner leads to long-term sustainable performance and stronger communities. We’re proud of our 2018 progress, diverting 243 tons of paper from landfills, reducing our Co2 emissions by 176 tons and reducing our paper consumption by 43% but we know we have more work ahead of us.
Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE: BERY) Berry Global is always advancing to build a more sustainable future. Berry focuses on three key areas: products, performance, and partnerships. As a manufacturer of products that enhance lives every day, Berry is providing sustainable options through advances in technology and material science to further grow their positive impact.
BEST Inc. (NYSE: BEST) Sustainability is at the heart of BEST Inc.'s mission to provide more efficient logistics and supply chain solutions. To celebrate Earth Day, Hangzhou-based BEST introduced a new generation of eco-friendly packaging for express deliveries together with Beijing Yiside Logistics Technology. BEST has pledged to replace all of its current plastic express satchels with new bags that are made primarily from corn starch, which will result in an approximately 30% reduction in plastic. By doing so, BEST can help reduce its use of plastic by 900 tons and lower its emission of greenhouse gasses by 903 tons annually, equivalent to planting 50,000 trees.
BlackBerry (NYSE: BB) BlackBerry is committed to continually evaluating its impact on the environment and setting targets for improvement. Our robust waste source separation program finds alternate uses and recycling options for waste streams that would typically be landfilled – which has resulted in a global waste diversion rate of 87.5%. In 2018, BlackBerry was named Canada’s Greenest Employer, listed as one of Canada’s Clean50, and won the Travelwise Leadership and Innovation Award for its Environment@BlackBerry program.
Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) Black Hills recently celebrated 135 years of providing essential energy to our customers, ensuring the strength and vitality of hundreds of towns and communities across our eight-state region. Our tireless commitment to our customers and the environment is deeply grounded in our values and proud legacy of service. We are responsibly transitioning to a cleaner energy future by adding wind and solar resources and retiring coal plants, reducing our carbon footprint by 25 percent since 2010. We recently introduced an innovative tariff program known as “Renewable Ready” to help our commercial and industrial customers and governmental agencies move toward a cleaner future and meet their sustainability goals.
BP (NYSE: BP) As the world demands more energy, it also demands that it be delivered in new ways, with fewer emissions. At BP, we embrace this dual challenge. Indeed, the ‘reduce, improve, create’ framework we recently introduced focuses the whole of BP on reducing emissions in our operations, improving our products and creating low-carbon businesses. Only by operating as a responsible and reliable business do we earn the trust of investors and society more widely – trust that is essential for BP to fully play its part in advancing a low-carbon future and human progress.
British American Tobacco (NYSE: BTI) BAT has long been committed to reducing its environmental impact across its operations and supply chain. To better reflect its new operations portfolio, such as recent acquisitions, the company has relaunched its long-term environmental targets in 2018. Notably, these include BAT’s new science-based targets to reduce carbon emissions from its operations by 30% and from all of its supply chain by 16% by 2030. In its 2018 Sustainability Report, BAT also showcases its well-established programmes to avoid and combat deforestation associated with the use of wood fuel for tobacco curing, and reports great continued success, with 99% of its contracted farmers’ wood fuel coming from sustainable sources in 2018.
Brown-Forman (NYSE: BF.B) Our environmental sustainability strategy aims to protect and conserve natural resources — for our business and for future generations. We have set ambitious, ten-year sustainability targets focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, conserving water use, and achieving zero waste to landfill for our owned facilities. From using 100% recycled wastewater for vineyard irrigation to investing in renewable energy that will meet 90% of our U.S. energy use, we are working to identify breakthrough approaches in sustainability leadership.
Buckeye Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPL) Environmental and social responsibility is a key focus for Buckeye, and we expect to produce our first report in 2019 detailing our initiatives and progress. At the heart of our approach to environmental stewardship is a commitment to maintaining the integrity of our assets, which we achieve through investing in industry-leading preventive maintenance methods and equipment. Of equal importance is our goal to be a visible and trusted partner in our communities. This is evident through our employee charitable contribution matching program, participation in charity events and significant involvement in past hurricane relief efforts.
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) California Resources Corporation advances California’s energy self-sufficiency through the safe and responsible development of the state’s abundant natural resources under the world’s leading safety, labor, human rights and environmental standards. In 2018, CRC received 14 National Safety Council awards and ranked second highest among U.S. E&P independents with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). CRC’s life-of-field planning is aligned with California’s sustainability goals and delivers on the promise of CRC’s own 2030 sustainability goals focused on water conservation, renewables integration, methane emission reduction and carbon capture and sequestration.
Callon Petroleum (NYSE:CPE) At Callon, we are committed to reducing our environmental impact by operating responsibly and sustainably. We back that commitment with action: we have significantly increased our usage of recycled water for completion operations, utilizing more than 70% in the Delaware Basin thus far in 2019. Additionally, our infrastructure investments to utilize grid based power have dramatically decreased the need for diesel powered generators across our field operations. We continue to seek ways to be a good neighbor in every community and area in which we operate.
Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI) 2019 is a very special year for CN as we mark the 100th anniversary of our founding, and Delivering Responsibly is at the heart of how we are building for a sustainable future. It means moving customer goods safely and efficiently, being environmentally responsible, attracting and developing the best railroaders, helping build safer, stronger communities, while adhering to the highest ethical standards. As we prepare for the future, our connections with customers, supply chain partners, and the communities in which we operate will continue to be paramount. They will enable us to deliver sustainable and profitable growth that will drive economic prosperity in a low carbon environment well into our next century.
CenturyLink ((NYSE:CTL) CenturyLink is committed to incorporating environmental sustainability principles and practices throughout our operations as we work to serve our customers and our communities. We demonstrate this commitment by establishing long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions targets, purchasing renewable energy to power our network and facilities in EMEA, operating certain facilities according to ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management Systems and/or ISO 50001 certified Energy Management Systems, implementing waste minimization, re-use and recycling initiatives, and by effectively managing our environmental compliance obligations globally. Our global climate change mitigation efforts resulted in being listed on CDP’s “A-list” for the 2017 emissions year (former Level 3 Communications footprint only). Additionally, CenturyLink has achieved its current long-term (2024) carbon-intensity target, met 78% of our absolute emissions target, and met 66% of the GHG reductions associated with our 2025 SBTI-approved science-based target (SBT is for former Level 3 Communications footprint only).
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) Chesapeake Utilities Corporation is committed to providing solutions for more efficient energy use and conducting business with environmental responsibility to yield carbon footprint benefits for our customers and communities. We are helping reduce transportation emissions through increased accessibility to environmentally-friendly alternative fuels including operating the only public compressed natural gas fueling station on the Delmarva Peninsula and a network of 48 propane AutoGas stations. We continue to partner with the Nature Conservancy and other organizations to support the conservation and protection of natural resources. Our newest business campus holds an independent certification for its use of sustainable materials and leading edge environmental elements that help reduce energy consumption.
China Distance Education (NYSE: DL) China Distance Education embraces social responsibility in China through initiatives designed to provide educational opportunities to those in need, with the goal of helping such individuals forge a path to a better future. Examples include providing financial support to over 200 students living in poverty, funding two Hope Primary Schools, donating RMB 1.5 million for Southeast University educational scholarships, and helping more than 110,000 physically disabled individuals improve their working skills.
China Unicom (NYSE: CHU) China Unicom actively supports energy conservation through continuous advancement of its network. It accelerated the streamlining of its 2G/3G network, integration of fixed-line service, and retirement of legacy equipment and obsolete capacity. These network enhancements contributed to energy savings of nearly 300 million kilowatt-hours in 2018. In addition, China Unicom set aside special funding in 2018 of over RMB 100 million for initiatives related to energy conservation and emission reduction.
Clean Harbors, Inc. (NYSE: CLH) Clean Harbors recognizes that sustainability is a core aspect of our brand and a key component of our long-term business success. We provide environmental services that prevent contamination, greatly mitigate the effects of contamination and destroy toxic materials in the most environmentally friendly manner possible. We are the leading used oil recycler and re-refiner company in North America. We collect more than 200 million gallons of waste oil, which we re-refine into recycled products including our high-quality Performance Plus motor oil. Our Safety-Kleen subsidiary is a founding member of NASCAR Green – the most successful sports environmental program in the world.
Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) Coca-Cola is determined to do the right thing for people and our planet. As we grow, we consider our impact on the environment. Regarding, plastic we are working to make more environmentally friendly bottles and find ways to make sure we bring those bottles back to recycle and reuse them. On water, for every drop we use in our drinks, we give one back to communities and nature through programs that provide access to clean water and more. We will continue to work with partners in all corners of the globe to help make lasting change and find solutions that benefit us all.
Coca-Cola European Partners (NYSE: CCEP) At CCEP, we want sustainability to underpin every part of how we do business. In 2017, together with The Coca-Cola Company, we launched This is Forward, our sustainability action plan across our territories. This ambitious plan sets out targets, amongst others, that by 2025 we will collect 100% of our packaging (2018: 74%) and that 50% of our drinks will be no or low Calorie (2018: 45%). We’re committed to leading the way towards a circular economy where 100% of our packaging is collected and then reused or recycled.
Comerica Inc. (NYSE: CMA) Comerica is committed to environmental sustainability by reducing our footprint and working with our customers to ensure a more sustainable future. Since 2012, we have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions over 45% on our way to our 100% reduction goal by 2050. Comerica supports a greening economy with over $772 million in green loans and commitments to companies in 13 different environmentally beneficial categories. Our actions support the generational opportunities presented by the UN SDGs to align the interests of people, governments, businesses, and nonprofits around critical issues that can improve the lives of all people.
Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE:CEQP) Crestwood Equity Partners LP is taking a long-term and strategic approach to sustainability and is deeply committed to advancing sustainability within the organization while integrating sustainability into every functional area of the organization. While we are at the beginning of our sustainability journey, we are working towards establishing a best in class sustainability program and are committed to being a leader in the MLP midstream sector.
CRH (NYSE: CRH) CRH, as a leading building materials company, is acutely aware of its role in advancing the global sustainability agenda. By creating innovative solutions and driving multi-stakeholder partnerships that support the circular economy, climate change and local communities, CRH is looking to strengthen its contribution to delivering shared priorities such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals. For example, having achieved its first CO2 reduction commitment three years ahead of target in 2012, CRH is on-track to achieve its 2020 reduction commitment for a 25% reduction in specific net CO2 cement plant emissions compared with 1990 levels. CRH is now working to identify its post-2020 targets with respect to the Paris Climate Agreement and its ambition to be part of a lower-carbon future.
Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) Darling Ingredients is fundamentally driven by sustainability practices, integrating ESG risk/opportunity management throughout its global platform. The Company produces sustainable solutions for feeding and fueling a growing population by converting approximately 10% of the world’s meat by-products and used cooking oils into collagen, proteins, fats and biofuels. In 2018, Darling Ingredients produced 160 million gallons of renewable diesel at its Diamond Green Diesel JV, avoiding 1.6 million metric tons of GHG emissions from fossil fuel, or a CO2 equivalent of removing 390,000 cars from US roads.
Dell Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: DELL) Dell Technologies is committed to driving human progress by putting our technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Our Legacy of Good Plan outlines our strategic vision for the year 2020 – a view of what milestones we expect to achieve across our supply chain, the environment, our communities and our people. We see technology as the key to unlocking regenerative solutions, which put more back into society, the environment and global economy than they take out.
Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) Delta Air Lines is committed to meeting its financial goals of growth and profitability over time through innovative business practices that minimize the environmental impacts of the operation. Ongoing system-wide sustainability initiatives support Delta’s commitment to carbon-neutral growth, reducing waste, and engaging customers and employees to lower the airline’s overall environmental impact. Delta was the first U.S. airline to offer carbon offsets to customers on delta.com/co2 and is the only major airline to cap carbon emissions at 2012 levels by voluntarily purchasing carbon offsets.
Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) Improving the energy efficiency of the global building portfolio is a key part of our bank’s efforts to minimize the environmental impact from business operations. We established the Eco-Performance Management Office in 2009 in order to consolidate and analyze data on energy consumption, waste, paper and water consumption in a global database which helps to identify opportunities and problems and take prompt, targeted action to improve efficiency. In the last 10 years, we have achieved energy reduction of 33% and carbon emissions reduction of 69% across our global building portfolio. Deutsche Bank is carbon neutral since 2012.
Diageo (NYSE: DEO) Diageo North America has made significant progress toward the company’s Sustainability & Responsibility Targets for 2020 against a 2007 baseline. Through June 30, 2018, Diageo North America achieved a 40% improvement in water efficiency, a 70% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and a 99% reduction in waste sent to landfill.
Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) Dominion Energy is embracing change and committed to environmental stewardship that reduces emissions, reduces waste and protects habitats and wildlife while providing safe, reliable service to our customers and communities. For example, the company is the nation’s fourth-largest utility owner-operator of solar power and has set ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions by 55% between 2005 and 2030, and by at least 80% between 2005 and 2050. In addition to carbon reduction targets the company has also committed to reducing methane emissions by 50% between 2010 and 2030.
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) Duke Energy, headquartered in North Carolina, is ranked #2 in the nation for solar power generation. The company has 35 solar facilities in the state. Duke Energy has also lowered its overall carbon dioxide emissions by 31 percent since 2005 by modernizing its generation fleet. The company aims for a 40 percent reduction by 2030.
Easterly Government Properties (NYSE: DEA) Easterly Government Properties, Inc. is committed to sustainability and continually seeks to improve our environmental and social responsibility initiatives, efforts, programs and policies. In 2018, we formed an in-house committee, TeamESG, comprised of individuals with a variety of experience and knowledge that meets regularly to identify, initiate and monitor sustainable practices in all aspects of our business for the benefit of our tenants, stockholders, employees and the community at large.
Edison International (NYSE:EIX) Edison International is leading the transformation of the electric power industry and creating a future where carbon-free resources power the economy: everything from homes and businesses to cars, trucks, and mass transit. Sustainability is integral to our vision. Today, nearly half of the power our utility, Southern California Edison, delivers to customers comes from carbon-free resources. We’re charting a path toward 80% carbon-free power by 2030, while pursuing the installation over 50,000 charge ports in Southern California in the next five years, for electric cars, trucks, and transit vehicles. Meanwhile, our competitive business, Edison Energy, is helping market leaders across the nation quantify energy risk, reduce carbon footprints and meet sustainability goals.
Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW) Edwards Lifesciences is committed to helping patients around the world, acting as responsible corporate citizens and promoting environmental excellence in its operations and communities, which includes attaining its 2020 Environmental Plan directed at reducing energy, water, waste disposal, air emissions and climate risks. By successfully decreasing impact on climate change 5% since 2015, Edwards avoided the emission of 2,400 metric tons of greenhouse gases last year. We also reduced both water consumption and hazardous waste disposal each 16% since 2015. Also, in 2018, Edwards achieved 100% ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certifications for all of its global manufacturing locations.
El Paso Electric Company (NYSE: EE) El Paso Electric Company has long adopted a culture of sustainability and environmental stewardship, working to continuously transition to a cleaner energy future. The planned addition of 200 MW of solar generation and 100 MW of battery storage will continue to reduce the carbon footprint of our already coal free generation fleet. We consider the environment a stakeholder in all aspects of our business, from avian protection and bee relocation to water conservation and fleet electrification, so that we may protect it as we continue to provide reliable and clean energy to our customers.
Enbridge Inc. (NYSE: ENB) Enbridge Inc. delivers the energy that fuels people’s quality of life. Over the last 70 years, we’ve adapted to changing markets and energy trends. As we look to the future, we’re investing in energy sustainability, technology and the development of our people—all are critical to our long-term success. Enbridge is on the front lines of the transition to a lower carbon economy. We are now a major North American player in natural gas transmission, distribution and storage, we’re delivering energy efficiency programs to lower emissions across our business and we have a strong presence in renewable energy.
Enviva Partners, LP (NYSE: EVA) Sustainability is Enviva’s business. We are the world’s largest supplier of wood pellets, a drop-in substitute for coal that enables energy utilities to lower carbon emissions by approximately 85% on a lifecycle basis. Our commitment to environmental stewardship can be seen in our industry-leading transparency in our supply chain and our responsible wood sourcing practices, which require replanting, protecting sensitive ecosystems and maintaining good forest management.
Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE: FRT) At Federal Realty, we are driven by our passion to create retail-based destinations that enhance the quality of life and serve the needs of the surrounding community. Whether it’s a grocery anchored neighborhood shopping center or a transit-oriented mixed-use community, our properties feature progressive sustainable measures such as photovoltaic solar arrays that power our shopping centers and rooftop farms that enable our residents and tenants to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables directly from the farmers. Long-term sustainable thinking permeates our company as reflected in our being the only REIT named as a Dividend King for increasing our annual dividend to shareholders for 51 consecutive years and being recognized as a Green Lease Leader. Our company, our employees and our properties have innovated the way commercial real estate is viewed and operated.
Fiat Chrsyler (NYSE: FCAU) In 2018, FCA continued to transform our sustainability commitments into concrete actions that aim to create long-term value responsibly. The environmental footprint at our plants has been significantly reduced since 2010, we decreased CO2 emissions by 27%, water consumption by 38% and waste generated by 62% per vehicle produced. On June 1, the Group revealed the 2018-2022 business plan with a focus on technology development: autonomous driving, vehicle connectivity and electrification deployment. By 2022, we intend to offer 12 electrified propulsion systems on global architectures spanning the full range of vehicle segments and over 30 vehicle nameplates with electrified solutions.
Fortis Inc. (NYSE: FTS) Fortis Inc. is an energy delivery company supporting new and innovative ways to bring more renewable energy on to the grid, thereby contributing to a lower carbon economy. Fortis is guided by doing the right thing for the long term. The company shares a belief in responsible management that is good for the planet, business and customers. Since 2016, the company has seen a decrease in carbon emissions and carbon intensity, an increase in solar generation and strengthened its commitment to sustainability governance. Fortis delivers nearly 20 times more energy to its customers than it generates, reducing its overall environmental impact.
Genpact (NYSE: G) Genpact prioritizes both social and economic performances, with sustainability embedded in our growth strategy. We are committed to investing in renewable energy, consolidating data and increasing virtualization, combining disparate sites into intelligent buildings, conserving water, minimizing waste, reducing transport emission, and monitoring carbon footprint. We also encourage behaviors that embed sustainability into the day-to-day actions of our employees, suppliers, and clients. We are proud to be recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the world’s most ethical companies. In addition, our partnership with Envision Virgin Racing, where we use artificial intelligence and advanced analytics to help the team increase energy efficiency of its electric racing vehicles, provides valuable sustainability lessons for other industries.
GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK) GlaxoSmithKline is a science-led global healthcare company. In 2018 we delivered around 2.3 billion packs of medicine, 770 million vaccine doses and 3.8 billion consumer healthcare products. To continue delivering for the patients and consumers of the future, we must work to protect the environment and address climate change. We aim to reduce our environmental impact by one quarter by 2030, and have SBTI-accredited carbon emissions targets. Examples of progress include in India where we have saved over 24,700 tonnes of CO2e emissions since 2014, and in the UK, where we have enabled the recycling of over 1.5 million used inhalers.
Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) Sustainability is embedded in Granite’s strategic approach to managing business with the future in mind; integrating values of environmental stewardship and social responsibility, while supporting economic prosperity by building infrastructure that improves quality of life. At Granite, America’s Infrastructure Company, we are building a better future today.
Greif, Inc. (NYSE: GEF and GEF.B) Greif, Inc. is committed to using financial, natural and human resources wisely without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Through process, materials and manufacturing innovations, we work in collaboration with our stakeholders to reduce the environmental impact of our products and work towards a more circular economy. In the past four years alone, our operations have significantly reduced their energy consumption and emissions and diverted thousands of metric tons of waste from landfills. We are making great strides toward our aggressive targets for 2025.
Harmony Gold (NYSE: HMY) Responsibly managing our environmental impact is critical to the sustainability of our business and our ability to create multi-stakeholder value. Key areas include promoting energy efficiency, water conservation and land restoration. In FY18, Harmony reduced carbon emissions by 2%, water usage by 15% year-on-year and has rehabilitated 45 mine shafts to date. Harmony will continue to target: Reducing carbon emissions, promoting energy efficiency and an alternative energy mix, the re-use of process water through water recycling initiatives, rehabilitating the land impacted by our mining and focus on activities that will ensure sustainable post-mining land use and environmental conservation.
Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: HIG) Building on our proud 200 year history of doing the right thing, The Hartford is committed to making a positive impact on society. We led the insurance industry in recognizing that climate change presents significant risks to policyholders, businesses, and the overall economy. As a steward of the environment, The Hartford takes action to mitigate climate change, offering environmentally responsible products and building measurable goals which include reducing our carbon footprint incrementally each year. Our Earth Day activities focus on increasing environmental awareness, turning exterior lighting at our home office green and holding a sustainable solutions fair for employees.
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) At Hawaiian Electric Industries sustainability is central to our strategy. As a company with all of our operations in Hawaii, our ability to deliver long-term value for our stakeholders is inextricably linked to the sustainability of our environment, communities and economy. We are committed to achieving 100% renewable energy by 2045 and helping our state make its economy carbon neutral by that same year. We’re well on our way, with 27% of energy sales across our five-island system from renewable sources in 2018. On some days, when conditions are right, we’re seeing far higher levels -- even as high as 80% on Maui for a short period in April 2018. We’re working to make days like that increasingly common. In Hawaii’s largest ever renewable energy procurement, we’ve contracted for solar plus storage projects that are expected to help us reach 50% renewable energy across our system by 2022 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% compared to 2010 – at prices well below fossil fuel generation. We’re focused on collaborating with our stakeholders to achieve a sustainable, 100% renewable energy future for our state.
HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) HCP is a premier real estate investment trust that invests in real estate serving the healthcare industry in the U.S. Our sustainability strategy focuses on environmental responsibility, and we regularly review the risks and financial impacts to our business posed by environmental matters. As an example, we set long-term goals in 2011 to reduce energy consumption, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water consumption and waste disposal in our boundary by 15% by 2020. As of 2018, we reduced GHG emissions by 26.7% and waste disposal by 16.9%, surpassing our long-term goal for each. Water consumption within our boundary decreased by 6.6% (100 million gallons) in 2018. Our buildings are recognized for sustainable excellence with 2.3 million square feet of LEED-certified properties and 223 ENERGY STAR certifications. We also pursued a number of company-wide efforts to reduce employees’ impact on the environment, including eliminating the use of plastic water bottles (saving approximately 31,000 plastic bottles per year), and encouraging employees to recycle and use recycled or recyclable materials.
Hersha Hospitality (NYSE: HT) At Hersha, a lodging REIT that owns 48 hotels, we believe improving the well-being of our guests, our associates, our communities, and our planet not only contributes to positive financial results, but is also good for business. Since the inception of our award-winning sustainability program, EarthView®, in 2010, we have created a more valuable portfolio and reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by 41% per square foot. We are also developing a science-based target for our emissions. As we continue our pursuit of sustainable hospitality, we look forward to sharing our progress through our annual EarthView Report at hershaearthview.com.
Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) Hess sees sustainability as fundamental to its long term strategy and performance, supporting its purpose to be the world’s most trusted energy partner. The company has been recognized by a number of third-party organizations for the quality of its environmental, social and governance performance and disclosure. Hess’ strategy and reporting are closely aligned with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures. As one of its strategic actions, the company’s Board of Directors and senior leadership have set aggressive targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and flaring reduction, and over the past 10 years, Hess has reduced its equity GHG emissions by approximately 63 percent.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global leader in driving environmental and social change to catalyze innovation and foster transparency throughout the technology industry and beyond. HPE delivers sustainable outcomes across their value chain, with ambitious goals to source renewable energy, build the capabilities of suppliers, and improve the energy performance of IT infrastructure. In partnership with their customers, HPE is harnessing the power of technology to transform industries and accelerate breakthrough solutions to pressing environmental and social issues.
HighPoint Resources (NYSE:HPR) HighPoint Resources is committed to being a responsible member of the communities in which we live, work and operate. Responsible environmental practices are paramount and at the core of our operations. HighPoint believes that our abundant natural resources can be extracted in a manner that minimizes environmental impacts and complies with all environmental laws and regulations. As part of this commitment, we also support the charitable endeavors of our employees and their families that make this a part of their personal lives. We believe that supporting local communities long-term fosters strong relationships and leaves a lasting economic and social benefit.
Home Depot (NYSE: HD) The Home Depot has the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment through the products it sells. That is why they are making it easier for their customers to do the right thing and recycle their plastic garden containers. Recycling plastic uses 88% less energy than making plastic from raw materials. In addition, each ton of recycled plastic saves 7.4 cubic yards of landfill. Customers can now bring their used plant containers to Home Depot garden centers for recycling. Our suppliers will have the opportunity to reuse the returned containers. And when those containers are no longer usable, they will be recycled.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Honeywell has this year exceeded its most recent public goal by improving its greenhouse gas intensity by more than 60% since 2013. Since the start of its Sustainability Program, HON has improved its greenhouse gas intensity by more than 90%, in addition to improving energy efficiency by more than 70% and conserving more than 127 million gallons of water in water stressed areas through a total of 4,500 energy and water conservation projects.
HSBC (NYSE: HSBC) HSBC has made significant commitments including $100 billion in sustainable finance and investments by the year 2025. Read our latest ESG report for news on our progress and other commitments.
Hyatt (NYSE: H) Hyatt is committed to environmental stewardship and is guided in its efforts by the company’s 2020 Vision, which includes goals to reduce energy, water and greenhouse gas emissions intensities, increase waste diversion with a focus on reducing food waste, collaborate in the construction of efficient hotels, and purchase more sustainable products. Most recently Hyatt hotels around the world moved to offering straws on request only and to using environmentally preferable alternatives as part of the company’s broader efforts to address single-use disposables.
IDACORP, Inc. (NYSE: IDA) IDACORP, Inc.’s principal operating subsidiary, Idaho Power, recently set a goal to use 100 percent clean energy by 2045. While this goal may seem ambitious, Idaho Power already sources nearly 50 percent of its energy from clean hydropower; the national average is just 7 percent. Idaho Power’s energy mix also includes wind, solar and geothermal sources. Idaho Power has reduced its carbon emissions intensity by 46 percent since 2005, and it has agreements to end participation in two coal plants, while exploring exiting a third — and final — plant.
IHG (NYSE: IHG) IHG has a long-standing commitment to managing its business responsibly across a growing portfolio of more than 5,600 hotels worldwide. Most recently, IHG and the IHG Owners Association launched the Renovation Donation Initiative, an industry-leading effort which encourages hotels to donate high-quality furniture, fixtures and equipment from hotel renovations to non-profit organizations including Good360, United Way Worldwide and Habitat for Humanity. In the pilot phase alone, 43 truckloads of materials were diverted from landfills and repurposed in local communities. The program is now open to IHG’s nearly 2,000 hotels in the U.S. and Canada.
ING Groep N.V. (NYSE: ING) If we want to keep global temperatures from rising well below two degrees Celsius, everyone has a role to play. As a bank, ING makes the most impact through our financing, via the money we loan to companies and customers. We have a loan book of about €600 billion across many sectors, which we have begun steering towards meeting the Paris Agreement’s two-degree goal. We call our strategy to get there the Terra approach.
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) We were early investors in the development of global emissions markets and we continue to support market-based solutions to environmental challenges. Transparent, market-based pricing helps companies make better decisions when allocating resources and investing in more sustainable technologies.
International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT) IGT is committed to sustainably growing our industry and the communities we serve while, at the same time, reducing its environmental impact. In 2018, IGT joined the United Nations Global Compact, which calls on companies to align strategies and operations around the environment, human rights, labor, and anti-corruption. Of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, IGT has identified nine that the Company can influence as part of its long-term plan such as “affordable and clean energy” and “climate action.” IGT is now defining specific initiatives to strengthen its commitment in the coming years.
Invitation Homes Inc. (NYSE: INVH) Invitation Homes puts standout citizenship at the core of how it engages with its residents and communities. The company has invested over $2 billion in rehabilitating homes in the neighborhoods it serves, and rallied associates in 2018 to give back through many philanthropic projects including a scholarship contest for residents, packaged food and school supply drives, and volunteerism at community shelters. Invitation Homes also helps reduce energy consumption by installing Smart Home technology and using energy-efficient lighting and appliances in its homes.
JBG Smith Properties (NYSE: JBGS) By investing in urban infill, transit-oriented placemaking, our strategy prioritizes sustainable development and the revitalization of local communities. We believe that by engaging stakeholders on environmental and social topics, we can conserve resources and achieve sustainable long-term growth for our shareholders. Between 2014 and 2018, we reduced the energy intensity of our commercial portfolio by an average of 3.4% per year. In 2018, we added ESG oversight to the Board of Trustees Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee’s charter and we achieved a 4-star rating in the GRESB Assessment, ranking in the top 10 of all North American REITs.
Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) Juniper Networks is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen and encouraging responsible practices in our operations and throughout our worldwide supply chain. To this end, Juniper has adopted and promotes our suppliers to adopt practices that drive environmental sustainability. We work with our suppliers to combat climate change and address water supply risks, to ensure manufacturing and sourcing practices are environmentally responsible, and to innovate. Through this supplier collaboration and innovation, Juniper is utilizing greener and lighter packaging materials, such as air bags, suspension packaging and lightweight pallets, and is the first to use cushions made from 100% recycled ocean bound plastic. Since 2009, Juniper has used more than 1.5 million pounds of recycled PE in our packaging.
KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) One of KBR’s environmental initiatives, One Ocean, is designed to inspire students to create practical engineering solutions to one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world today – ocean plastic pollution. The initiative is a collaboration between KBR’s global offices, local partner schools and charity organizations. Sustainability and protecting the future of our planet is a core value for our business, shareholders and stakeholders. At KBR, we are committed to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner.
Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) As an energy infrastructure company focused on the transportation and storage of energy products, we are an important part of the system delivering energy across North America. That energy lights and heats our homes and powers businesses and transportation. Affordable energy – efficiently, safely, and reliably delivered – sustains and improves our civilization and the opportunities it affords. For more than 20 years, we have been committed to reducing methane emissions from our natural gas transportation and storage assets.
Kinross Gold (NYSE: KGC) Kinross Gold is committed to making a positive contribution in the communities around our operations. In the communities around our Tasiast mine in Mauritania, our operations have helped reduce poverty levels from 26% to 6% between 2011 and 2017. At our Paracatu mine in Brazil, human development indicators have improved more rapidly in the local community compared with the state where the mine is located, or in Brazil overall. The town of Paracatu now has longer longevity and higher levels of education compared with state and national averages.
Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) Knowles Corporation is committed to conducting business in an ethical, socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. This commitment is consistent with our corporate objectives and is essential to continued business success. Through sustainable practices, such as reducing waste, increasing energy efficiency and using renewable materials, we are striving to meet the global environmental needs of today and tomorrow.
KRONOS Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: KRO) KRONOS recognizes sustainable business practices as essential elements of future success and sustainability as a core business goal. We set strategic and operational objectives to ensure continued improvement of our safety, environmental, energy, and quality performance. KRONOS pioneered upcycling of production byproducts over 40 years ago through formation of our KRONOS ecochem division. KRONOS ecochem identifies value markets for upcycled products, several of which have positive effects on health and the environment, moving us closer to the ultimate goal of achieving the highest practical standards of true manufacturing sustainability.
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) In 2018, Live Nation created the “Sustainability Rocks” program as a platform to educate fans, employees and artists on the importance of protecting our environment at their owned and operated venues. As part of this program, Live Nation’s venues deployed over 900 Zero Waste Stations, eliminated plastic straws, installed water refill stations and implemented venue-wide compost programs. Additionally, Live Nation is the first to bring the Impossible Burger and Questlove’s Cheesesteak with Impossible Meat to music fans across the country, as part of their dedication to responsible food sourcing.
Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE: MLM) Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. is committed to continuously improving our operations, minimizing our environmental impact while providing the products that build the foundation of the communities in which we operate. Our corporate-wide management strategy includes implementing processes and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, use of water and waste and dust emissions.
Materion (NYSE: MTRN) At Materion, protecting people and the environment is a foundational element of our Vision, Mission and Values. Our products conserve energy, improve reliability and increase product service life resulting in direct conservation of natural resources, reduced emissions and fewer waste products. Each year, through our certified environmental management system, we identify and implement energy reduction and pollution prevention projects at our operations throughout the world. In addition, our community outreach and supply chain environmental health and safety initiatives educate our neighbors and customers of our pursuit of transparent and sustainable social and environmental business practices.
McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) At McKesson we focus on creating better health, and part of that is improving the health of our planet. We have set targets to reduce our use of non-renewable resources. Across our company, we work to optimize our fleet, use alternate power sources like solar, and seek LEED and WELL certification for new and retrofitted buildings. And, we partner with our customers to reduce packaging through reusable totes while delivering 1/3 of prescription medicines in North America.
MRC Global (NYSE: MRC) MRC Global is the largest distributor of pipe, valves and fittings to the energy industry. As the leader in our industry, we take our responsibility to protect our planet seriously. Not only do we help our customers reduce their footprint by selling products that reduce fugitive emissions, but we manage our operations to have minimal environmental impact through an efficient supply chain. We continually evaluate and implement new improvements to our environmental performance such as converting nearly half of our forklift fleet to battery power or compressed natural gas.
MSA Safety, Inc. (NYSE: MSA) MSA Safety is the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures. Our century-long mission to protect the health and safety of people extends beyond the workplace. It also touches the environment and the communities in which we live and work. As an example, MSA is the first and only manufacturer to offer a “green” hard hat made from renewable resources, which nicely complements the 1,000+ tons of material MSA recycled globally in 2018.
Nam Tai Property (NYSE: NTP) As an owner, developer and operator of technology parks in China, Nam Tai considers the protection of environment and natural resources a highly important affair and we are committed to be a socially responsible company. In the course of design, construction and operation of our technology parks, we endeavor to minimize the impact of construction and operation on the environment, and also have requirements on the corporate tenants with regarding to environmental protection, including purifying before emission of noxious gas, setting noise reduction measures on the noise making equipment, adoption of variable frequency and speed pump system for water conservation.
Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: NGS) Natural Gas Services provides natural gas compression equipment to exploration and production companies for the purpose of transporting natural gas from the wellsite to its end-use destination. We have been a leader in retro-fitting and building new gas compression equipment that incorporates the latest gas-engine emissions control technologies and equipment packages that reduce the consumption and discharge of oil and antifreeze. These efforts continue and, with the construction of our new headquarters facility, we have incorporated the latest energy-efficient technologies designed for commercial buildings. These include, but are not limited to ‘daylight harvesting’ technology that dims office lights according to the available sunlight; outside lighting set to a celestial calendar/astro-clock that turns lights off and on according to actual sunrise/sunset times and interior lights that incorporate AI to ‘learn’ when the office is typically occupied for various energy settings.
Natural Grocer by Vitamin Cottage (NYSE: NGVC) Natural Grocers is dedicated to protecting the environment and reducing its carbon footprint on Earth Day and every day. As a business, the ripple effect of our choices can redefine the future. From selling only 100% organic produce to providing only reusable shopping bags and card board boxes in our checkout lanes, combined with fundraising efforts to support organizations like Beyond Pesticides and local food banks, we ensure that Natural Grocers and its valued customers are taking a small step toward supporting the future of our planet.
New Jersey Resources (NYSE: NJR) New Jersey Resources is a diversified energy company focused on meeting the energy and sustainability challenges of today by delivering affordable, reliable and clean energy. We believe our customers should be comforted by a warm home, and should also feel good knowing where the energy they use comes from. NJR and its subsidiaries, New Jersey Natural Gas, NJR Midstream and NJR Clean Energy Ventures, are transforming the role of a natural gas utility in a low carbon future by: minimizing our environmental impact through best practices; promoting the economical use of resources; leading the way to a cleaner, fairer economy through our clean energy and energy efficiency investments; positioning ourselves to meet our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations in a low-carbon future; and, acting on our values and beliefs to make a difference in the lives of our customers, employees and communities.
Newmont Mining (NYSE: NEM) Newmont Mining is focused on sustainability and serving as a catalyst for local economic development through transparent and respectful stakeholder engagement and as responsible stewards of the environment. Sustainability is not only a core value and the right thing to do, it also delivers value throughout the mine lifecycle for our business, shareholders and other stakeholders. Newmont has been ranked by the DJSI World Index as the mining industry leader for four years in a row.
Nike, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) Nike believes in the power of sport to move the world forward. We are creating a better, more sustainable future for people, the planet and communities around the world by investing in innovations that move toward circularity. That’s why 75% of all Nike apparel and footwear contain recycled materials, in everything from yarns and trim to some of our most premium jerseys and shoes. It is also why, for five years straight, Nike has been recognized as using the most recycled polyester in the industry, diverting more than 6 billion bottles from landfill since 2010.
Nokia (NYSE: NOK) Technology and innovation will drive major positive change in the fight against climate change. In 2018 we launched the first commercial liquid-cooled mobile base station in Finland that removes the need for aircon, recaptures waste heat to heat homes and buildings, and can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 80 percent.
NorthWestern Energy (NYSE: NWE) NorthWestern Energy is committed to providing responsible, sustainable energy to meet our customers’ needs. We get approximately 55% of our energy supply from carbon-free resources: water, wind, and sun. We also are dedicated to enhancing natural resources under our stewardship and vigilant in monitoring how our operations impact the environment. We oversee a comprehensive recreation plan for the Missouri and Madison rivers in Montana and devote significant resources to protect fish, wildlife, and habitat, as well as water quality at our hydroelectric projects.
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings (NYSE: NCLH) Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. is committed to responsible business practices that encourage the preservation and restoration of the oceans we sail on through our global environmental program ‘Sail & Sustain’. Most recently, we the eliminated plastic straws across our entire 26-ship fleet and two island destinations and our Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Oceania Cruises brands announced the elimination of millions of plastic water bottles each year through a new partnership with Vero Water.
Novartis (NYSE: NVS) Novartis is recognized among category leaders in healthcare in the 2018 CDP Climate Score; one of the 13 signatories to the “Industry Roadmap for Progress on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)”, actively addressing the issue of AMR in the environment; and has signed a contract as an off-taker for 100 megawatts of offsite renewable energy from a new wind project which could cover the company’s US carbon footprint from purchased electricity starting 2019.
Novo-Nordisk (NYSE: NVO) On February 1st this year Novo Nordisk announced its new environmental strategy “Circular for Zero”. The ambition is bold and simple: To have zero environmental impact. To get there the company will embrace a circular mindset – designing and producing products so that they can be recovered and reused, and reshape business practices across the full value chain to minimize consumption and eliminate waste by turning it in to new resources. Novo Nordisk is committed to reducing their carbon emissions in all production units worldwide. In 2018 77% off all electricity supply was based on renewable energy sources.
Nutrien (NYSE: NTR) Nutrien is driving the adoption of world-class sustainable agriculture solutions designed to enhance farmer profitability, increase crop yields and increase environmental stewardship through reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced fertilizer run-off and increased water-use efficiency. Through our cutting-edge digital platform, we offer an integrated hub that provides field-level information in real-time for our growers’ evolving needs. Multiple, extensive real-world field trials and test plots are being conducted in a variety of geographies designed to identify and perfect sustainable farming practices. Nutrien is the proud recipient of the 2018 Collaboration of the Year presented at the Field to Market Sustainability Leadership Awards.
Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) Social responsibility is fundamental to Occidental’s success and reputation as a respected Partner of Choice®. We conduct our business in a manner that safeguards our employees, protects the environment, benefits neighboring communities and strengthens local economies. Occidental has an industry-leading role in carbon capture, utilization and sequestration, benefiting both our business and the Earth’s climate. We were one of the first U.S. companies to join the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a CEO-led effort to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint and invest in low-carbon technologies that will lead the way for tomorrow’s new energy landscape.
Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ORA) Ormat is a renewable energy company. In over fifty years we have demonstrated unrivalled focus and leadership in developing and operating resilient, world-class renewable energy facilities, mostly geothermal and waste heat. With the objective of becoming a leading global provider of renewable energy we expanded our operations to provide energy storage and energy management solutions. We currently own 910 MW of renewable power plants and we generated over 5.9 MWh in 2018 which we estimate have mitigated over 5.5 million tons of CO2 (compared to coal, source: International Energy Agency).
Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) Oshkosh Corporation is committed to conducting business in an ethical, environmentally responsible, People-First manner. At Oshkosh, sustainability means more than embracing environmental responsibility. It also means creating a company, a culture and a world that will thrive far into the future. We recently celebrated our first two “zero waste” manufacturing facilities and our JLG brand continues to increase its hybrid and electric offerings to help our customers meet their sustainability needs.
Peabody (NYSE: BTU) Peabody’s approach to the environment emphasizes responsible coal mining and advanced coal use. Our environmental practices are focused on minimizing our greenhouse gas intensity, conserving water and applying recycling programs, and we are committed to reclaiming the land for the benefit of generations to follow. In 2018, Peabody restored 1.4 acres of land for every acre disturbed by mining activities. Peabody also supports the development and deployment of advanced coal technologies to achieve global climate and other environmental objectives with more than $300 million invested in projects and partnerships globally over the past two decades.
Philips (NYSE: PHG) Since its foundation over 125 years ago, Philips has committed to sustainable business by continuously looking for ways to improve our operations, products and supply chains. Being a sustainable business enables us to drive growth, identify cost savings, reduce our exposure to risk and build trust with our stakeholders. Our latest five-year program, ‘Healthy people, Sustainable planet’, running from 2016-2020, will help us achieve our mission of improving people’s lives. By 2020 our ambition is, among other things, to increase green revenues to 70% of sales, generate 15% of sales from circular revenues and become carbon-neutral in our operations, using 100% renewable electricity. We will also amplify our impact across our extended supply chain.
Pinnacle West (NYSE: PNW) At Pinnacle West and our primary subsidiary, Arizona Public Service Company (APS), sustainability means we work to meet our business objectives each day by implementing business practices that support a vibrant economy, a healthy environment and strong communities for future generations. Sustainability is ingrained in our culture of excellence and commitment to continuous improvement in all our operations.
PNM Resources (NYSE: PNM) We have the opportunity to transform our generation portfolio at PNM, our New Mexico subsidiary, to make New Mexico a national leader in clean energy. PNM had already announced its plans to completely exit coal generation and reduce carbon emissions 87% by 2032. The newly-passed Energy Transition Act calls for increased renewable standards in New Mexico through 2040 and sets a new requirement for 100% carbon-free energy in 2045. PNM is excited to take on this additional challenge and plans to make a special announcement on Earth Day. Read more following Monday afternoon’s announcement here.
Portland General Electric (NYSE: POR) PGE recognizes that clean energy is good for everyone. That’s why we’ll reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80% by 2050. We’ll achieve this goal by modernizing the grid, integrating more renewable power sources and electrifying transportation. Our clean energy vision is illustrated through projects like the nation’s first major renewable energy facility to co-locate and combine wind, solar and battery storage; the nation’s biggest Smart Grid Test Bed; and an expanding infrastructure to support electric vehicles. Our first Electric Avenue charging station has avoided an estimated 696 metric tons of CO2 emissions between October 2015 and February 2019.
PPG (NYSE:PPG) Through our focus on sustainable business practices as a leading manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials, we are focused on minimizing the impact of our operations. In 2018, we reduced energy intensity by 2 percent, GHG emissions by 4 percent and water intensity by 7 percent. Every day, we are working with our customers to provide them with innovative products and services that help them meet their sustainability goals. In 2018, 32 percent of our total sales were derived from sustainably advantaged products and processes. Our goal is 40 percent by 2025.
Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) Prudential Financial make lives better by solving the financial challenges of our changing world. Prudential mitigates climate change from an operational and investment perspective by using renewable energy from solar installations and through investing in renewable energy, “green” bonds and “green” real estate.
Quanta Services, Inc. (NYSE: PWR) As a leading infrastructure solutions provider, our services support the safe and reliable delivery of electric power, energy and communications services to hundreds of millions of people. From everyday actions to major capital investments, we prioritize the environment around us as we make decisions. Quanta has an industry-leading reputation for environmental stewardship and is often selected for the most environmentally sensitive projects as a result.
Range Resources Corporation (NYSE: RRC) A commitment to sustainability is part of the culture at Range Resources, where we responsibly produce the natural gas that powers our lives. Range continues to incorporate leading sustainability practices and engineering solutions into every aspect of our operations. From being at the forefront of the industry in emissions reductions technologies, voluntary disclosures of fracturing fluid, to achieving a 153% recycled-water rate and the creation of an award-winning wildlife habitat project, corporate sustainability influences every aspect of our business. You can learn more about Range’s sustainability efforts, commitments, and goals in its new Corporate Sustainability Report coming soon.
RELX (NYSE: RELX) As a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers, we have a positive environmental impact through our products and services, which spread good environmental practice, encourage debate and aid researchers and decision makers. We encourage action on climate change through resources like Applied Energy, the Lancet’s work on health and climate change, and events such as World Future Energy Summit, All Energy and Pollutec. In our own operations, since 2010 we have reduced energy consumption by 35%, Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions by 49% and total waste generated at our locations by 52%.
ResMed (NYSE: RMD) The core of ResMed’s business is to improve people’s quality of life by providing innovative solutions to treat sleep apnea, COPD and other chronic diseases. We have invested in environmental stewardship across our facilities, and we are committed to continuing that stewardship. With each new product we design, we aim to minimize our environmental impact. Just this year we launched a device donation program, where we work to ensure our older devices do not end up in landfills; instead they now go to those in need around the world, especially people affected by natural disaster and low air quality.
Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) Rite Aid is making strides in sustainability through initiatives like our chemical policy and our commitment to eliminating undesirable chemicals from the products we offer; delivering on our responsible sourcing guidelines to promote responsibly managed forest-based supply chains and supply chain transparency paper sourcing goals; and grid energy reduction efforts through the installation of LED lighting in our stores to decrease consumption, and installation of a 1098 kW solar system at our Lancaster, California distribution center, which produces 30% of the location’s power needs.
Royal Caribbean (NYSE: RCL) Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) have a five-year global partnership to conserve the world’s oceans. The dynamic partnership with WWF will help transform RCL’s business practices in the areas of emissions reduction, sustainable sourcing and destination stewardship, while also educating its guest and supporting WWF's global oceans conservation work.
Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE: RDS) Shell supplies around 3% of the energy the world uses and wants to play its part in the global effort to tackle climate change. It aims to cut the net carbon footprint of the energy products it sells, in step with society as it moves towards the goal of the Paris Agreement, by around 20% by 2035 and around half by 2050. Shell calls this its Net Carbon Footprint ambition. To operationalize this ambition, Shell committed to set shorter-term targets. In 2019, Shell set its first Net Carbon Footprint target for 2021 of 2-3% lower than its 2016 baseline and has linked it to executive pay.
Ryder System, Inc (NYSE: R) Ryder System, Inc. continues to improve upon environmental efficiencies to reduce both its environmental footprint and those of its customers. Ryder focuses on the deployment of fuel-efficient and alternative-fuel vehicles, optimization of distribution networks, operation of energy-efficient warehouses and repair shops, and increased recycling of automotive waste, so Ryder can continue to help customers reduce emissions and drive long-term value for their businesses. For the tenth consecutive year, Ryder was named an Inbound Logistics Green Supply Chain Partner for demonstrating a deep commitment to green initiatives in transportation and supply chain sustainability.
SAP (NYSE: SAP) SAP aspires for a world of zero waste and is firmly committed to enabling its customers — through its solutions — to become more sustainable. To lead by example and contribute e.g. to UN Sustainable Development Goal 13 “Climate action”, SAP is working towards becoming carbon neutral by 2025, while running its buildings and data centers on 100% renewable energy and providing its customers with a “green cloud”.
Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) Sustainability is embedded throughout Sempra Energy’s business strategy and growth drivers. The company is focused on building and operating essential energy infrastructure in the United States, Mexico and South America with a clear focus on leading the way in developing responsible energy solutions. At Sempra Energy, we recognize that we have a role to play in the broader world and continue to work to develop new ideas, solve problems and boldly meet the needs of customers and communities alike. This makes our business sustainable – and gives us confidence that we will be able to meet the energy needs of future generations.
Sherwin Williams (NYSE: SHW) At Sherwin Williams, we are committed to delivering world class products that are safe and effective when used as directed. To accomplish this, we follow a set of guiding principles regarding the safe use of chemicals in our formulations and manufacturing processes. These principles guide all phases of our product development and they are supported by a product stewardship strategy rooted in continuous improvement. This means recognizing and addressing the potential impacts of our products throughout their lifecycle, from design and development through use and disposal and all steps in between.
Sinopec Corp. (NYSE: SNP) Sinopec Corp. believes sustainability practices are critical for the greater good of people and our planet. The Company launched the "Clear Water and Blue Sky" environmental protection campaign from 2014 to 2016, carrying out 870 projects with major pollutants decreased annually. On this basis, the Company launched the Green Enterprise Campaign in 2018, setting the goal to supply clean energy and green products, improve energy efficiency to address climate change and reduce pollutant discharges and fresh water withdrawal with specific targets by 2023 as well as the sustainable development roadmap by 2035 and 2050.
SITE Centers (NYSE: SITC) At SITE Centers, the term sustainability has a larger meaning than that typically associated with environmental attributes. Organizationally, we strive for sustainability in the following: value, growth, partnerships, property operations, employee health and wellness, governance policies and interaction with our stakeholders and communities. This strategy allows sustainability to be a mindset rather than just a word. To illustrate this, during 2018 alone, SITE installed 4,300 LED parking lot fixtures, recycled 82,000 yards of recyclable material, diverted 271,000 yards of waste from landfills, donated $170,000 to charities and generated enough renewable energy to power 346 homes for one year.
SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) SJW Group’s goal is to be an environmental leader in the community by providing safe and reliable water in a sustainable manner that’s sensitive to the environment. SJW has recently completed a comprehensive improvement project at its Montevina Water Treatment Plant including conversion to an ultrafiltration membrane process that provides outstanding public health protection while improving utilization of local water sources and reducing the need for imported water from the California Delta. Since its commissioning, the Plant has received the American Society of Civil Engineers-San Francisco Section’ s Environmental Project of the Year (2018) and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ 2018 Innovation Award for Water.
SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE: SLG) SL Green Realty Corp. is committed to sustainable initiatives that deliver value for our stakeholders. As New York’s largest owner of commercial real estate, we have assembled a portfolio that creates long-term value with a positive impact to society. Our sustainability strategy is aligned with the future resiliency of New York as we reduce our carbon emissions 30% by 2025, deploy cutting-edge technology, and source renewable energy. With 3 million square feet of sustainable development on the horizon, we are focused on building an environmentally and socially responsible legacy.
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) Southern Company is committed to providing clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy, while transitioning to low- to no-carbon operations by 2050. We have already made significant progress with an “all of the above” approach to electric generation resource diversity. Since 2007, without any regulatory mandates, we have reduced CO2 emissions by 36 percent by increasing natural gas generation, growing our clean energy portfolio and promoting energy efficiency.
Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) Southwest Airlines is dedicated to continuing our commitment to People, Performance, and Planet. It’s a commitment that supports our Purpose to connect People to what’s important in their lives. Our citizenship efforts are a holistic approach to minimizing our environmental footprint while maximizing our social impact through various initiatives, such as Repurpose with Purpose. Additionally, we have increased fuel efficiency and, for the past seven years, have achieved sustained improvement of our CO2e intensity ratios.
Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SWX) Southwest Gas strives to make a positive impact on our environment, community, customers and employees. Through sustainable business practices, we steward our natural resources to reduce carbon emissions. We pursue a sustainable energy future through renewable natural gas, compressed natural gas and energy efficiency programs. We are working towards a 20% GHG reduction from our utility operations’ fleet and buildings by 2025. We are proud of our deep-rooted legacy of social responsibility, with employees donating over $2M in 2018 to support the communities we serve.
Southwestern Energy (NYSE: SWN) Southwestern Energy (SWN) is changing the world by playing a vital role in the low carbon energy future. Through partnerships with the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy, the Environmental Defense Fund, and research with colleges and universities, SWN has demonstrated its commitment to environmental stewardship, safety and innovation. As the fifth largest independent producer of natural gas in the U.S., SWN is an industry leader for best practices in water management and for reducing methane emissions to almost zero.
Spirit Airlines (NYSE: SAVE) Spirit Airlines is committed to providing a great Guest experience, while operating one of the greenest fleets in the nation. Spirit’s all-Airbus Fit Fleet™ averages just over five years old. Newer aircraft provide substantially higher fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. Spirit continues to add Airbus A320neo models to its fleet, powered by the most fuel-efficient engine ever made for this aircraft class. This revolutionary technology advance reduces the acoustic footprint by up to 50% and consumes 15-20% less fuel, reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By the end of 2021, Neo aircraft will comprise approximately 30% of Spirit’s fleet.
Sprague Resources LP (NYSE: SRLP) From minimizing environmental impact to maximizing returns on investment, Sprague’s sustainability vision focuses on implementing resourceful and efficient solutions in daily operations. Recently, Sprague partnered with a firm to market thin-film, flexible solar panels for use on petroleum tanks. This development transforms tanks into platforms for improving sustainability and, on just one tank in Portland, Maine, the panels are expected to generate over 110,000 kWh of solar energy annually. Sprague is expanding its application of the panels to additional tank locations and also promoting the sustainable technology to other companies in the storage tank industry.
Steelcase (NYSE: SCS) At Steelcase sustainability is a lens for innovation and growth. Through our family of brands, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture and technology solutions that help create great experiences for the world’s leading organizations. Our deep investments in material health, life cycle thinking and circular business models lead to collaborative solutions for customers which advance their sustainability objectives.
Suburban Propane (NYSE: SPH) At Suburban Propane, we are dedicated to educating consumers about the green benefits of using liquid propane gas -- a versatile energy source for everyday life. As we look to creating a more sustainable tomorrow for our communities, we are promoting the evolving uses of propane as a clean burning energy solution. Propane does not emit sulfur dioxide, and therefore does not contribute to the greenhouse effect and, as a motor fuel, it produces significantly less smog than gasoline and diesel. As a leading retail distributor of propane in the United States, we are committed to serving our local communities, providing opportunities for our employees and advancing the use of clean American energy in our society.
Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU) At Suncor, we believe technology and innovative thinking are critical to advancing our environmental and social performance. In 2018, we invested Can$635 million in technology development and deployment, including digital transformation. We also spent Can$700 million with Indigenous businesses, bringing the total spend to Can$5 billion since 1999. With the completion of our Fort Hills operation, a historic and innovative Can$500 million deal with two First Nations for our East Tank Farm Development went into effect, ensuring a steady revenue stream for our partners for the next 25 years.
SunTrust Banks (NYSE:STI) SunTrust Bank is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment and engaging our teammates to promote environmental consciousness. We will host our annual Teammate Community Shred Day in our Atlanta, Orlando and Richmond locations, encouraging teammates to bring in their documents to 100 percent recycle on-site. The bank and SunTrust Foundation will partner with the Arbor Day Foundation on their Time for Trees Initiative and mobilize our teammates to volunteer across our markets to plant five trees for every pound of shredded material collected during Teammate Community Shred Day.
Switch, Inc. (NYSE:SWCH) Guided by the vision of Founder and CEO Rob Roy, Switch has been committed to sustainably powering its data centers with 100% renewable energy, eliminating over 265,000 carbon tons of emission from the environment. Switch successfully worked with industry partners to pioneer green rider tariffs and develop proprietary technology that eliminates chemicals from its cooling systems, increasing water efficiency by over 400%. Switch was the first multi-tenant colocation operator in the world to receive all A grades in sustainability from Greenpeace. Data runs the planet and Switch wants to ensure it doesn’t ruin the planet.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (NYSE: TSM) As the world’s leading semiconductor foundry with a thriving ecosystem of global customers and partners, TSMC is devoted to both unleashing innovation and global sustainability. We cherish the Earth’s resources and are committed to their most efficient use through greener factories, greener manufacturing, and greener supply chains. Our innovative conservation initiatives have saved more than 900 million kWh of electricity from 2016 to 2018, with targeted savings of 2.8 billion kWh by 2025. Being a responsible citizen of the world, we aim to lead our partners to further push for renewable energy, recycled water, and circular economy.
Teleflex (NYSE: TFX) Teleflex has proactively launched a cross-functional initiative to better publicize our wide-ranging ESG initiatives, including the publication of our first ever ESG report and the launch of our new ESG web site- www.teleflex.com/usa/investor/csr/index. We have also engaged with the leading ratings agencies and top shareholders to better understand and respond to the changing ESG requirements of the buy-side.
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (NYSE: TEVA) Teva is committed to preserving a healthy environment and reducing the impact of our operations. Between 2012 and 2018, Teva achieved an absolute 23% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, driven largely by renewable energy use, which accounted for 29% of Teva’s global electricity consumption in 2018. Teva received an A- score from CDP for 2018 progress to address climate change and an EcoVadis Silver medal in 2019 for responsible conduct in environment, labor and human rights practices, ethics and sustainable procurement. An improved EcoVadis score placed Teva in the top 16% of pharmaceutical companies.
Toronto-Dominion Bank (NYSE: TD) TD Bank uses business, human capital and philanthropy to further our efforts in sustainability. In December 2017, we announced a set of environmental initiatives to support the transition to a low-carbon economy, including a target of C$100 billion by 2030 in low-carbon lending, financing, asset management and other programs. Our employees have planted over 300,000 trees across North America since 2010, and we are targeting to plant 1 million trees in Canada and the U.S. by 2030. TD was named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the 11th consecutive year, became the first carbon-neutral bank in North America in 2010, and has been listed on the Dow Jones World Sustainability Index since 2014.
Trex Company (NYSE: TREX) Trex Company, Inc. Proving that ingenuity can extract value from what others consider waste, Trex Company combines recycling and innovation to create beautiful, lasting, low-maintenance outdoor living products. Trex decking is made from 95% recycled material, diverting more than 250 million pounds of recycled plastic film from landfills annually. Our residential and commercial railings use a minimum of 50% recycled aluminum and our residential manufacturing operations prioritize the use of eco-friendly, clean technology to minimize greenhouse gas emissions, employ resource reduction initiatives that achieved year-over-year energy savings of 8% and saved 160 million gallons of water.
UBS (NYSE: UBS) UBS believes the transition to a low-carbon economy is vital and is focused on supporting clients in preparing for success in an increasingly carbon-constrained world. UBS has reduced its carbon-related assets to USD 2.7 billion, down from USD 6.6 billion in 2017, while climate-related sustainable investments increased to USD 87.5 billion from USD 74 billion in the previous year. The bank also aims to source 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020. This will contribute to reducing greenhouse gas footprint by 75% compared to the 2004 level.
Unilever (NYSE: UL, UN) Unilever is committed to decoupling our growth from our environmental footprint while increasing our positive social impact. The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan outlines our three focus areas: 1) Improving health and well-being from more than 1 billion people, 2) Reducing our environmental impact by half, and 3) Enhancing livelihoods for millions of people as we grow our business.
United Natural Foods, Incorporated (NYSE: UNFI) At UNFI, we believe that better food comes from a healthy planet, and we’re committed to doing our part. Our commitment to sustainability earned us a spot on the 2018 Food Logistics’ Top Green Providers List for the 5th year in a row. From farms to families, we made a big impact this year – supporting organic farmers, greening our operations, and creating access to nutritious food.
Unitil Corporation (NYSE: UTL) The commitment to deliver energy for life at Unitil extends beyond safely and reliably delivering natural gas and electricity. For example, our continued participation in the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy Saving Trees program, through which we will give away 750 trees in 2019, shows our commitment to helping our customers find innovative ways to reduce energy consumption while also creating impactful benefits for the environment as a whole. This, as well as our 1.3 MW Solarway project, underlines Unitil’s promise to transform the way people meet their evolving energy needs in order to create a clean, sustainable future.
Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) VISA is committed to operating responsibly and sustainably across its operations while helping consumers and employees alike to live more sustainable lives. Through initiatives covering its offices and data centers, Visa has achieved LEED (or equivalent) environmental certification of nearly 70% of its global square footage and has reduced greenhouse gas emissions intensities by approximately 52% from its 2009 baseline. In 2018, Visa committed to transition to 100% renewable electricity by the end of 2019 and is on target to meet that goal. Visa also has launched new programs to inspire and empower its employees to live sustainable lives. This Earth Month, Visa has joined as the prize sponsor for The Nature Conservancy’s #WinForEarth campaign to celebrate everyday environmental heroes. Visa has been recognized for its leadership in responsibility and sustainability by being named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, FTSE4Good Index, 100 Best Corporate Citizens List and a Newsweek top 100 U.S. green company.
Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST) Vistra Energy balances innovation, reliability, and sustainability in providing affordable electricity to our customers. We are committed to improving our operations, lowering our environmental footprint, and investing in new technologies. Since 2010, we have decreased CO2 emissions by more than 33 percent, SO2 emissions by 66 percent, and NOx emissions by 44 percent - just for starters. We operate the largest solar facility in Texas, are developing the world’s largest battery storage project in Moss Landing, California and provide our customers with green electricity offerings from batteries, wind, and solar.
Waste Connections, Inc. (NYSE: WCN) Waste Connections recognizes the importance to our stakeholders of our continuing efforts to minimize our impact on the environment by: encouraging materials recycling and reuse; using waste to generate clean, renewable energy; reducing our carbon footprint and use of fossil fuels; and exploring alternatives to landfill disposal. We remain committed to growing and expanding our environmental, organizational and financial sustainability efforts as our industry and technology continue to evolve.
Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) At Waste Management, sustainability is core to what we do. As North America’s leading comprehensive environmental service provider, our mission is to maximize resource value while minimizing environmental impact, advancing economic and environmental sustainability for all our stakeholders. We are responsible stewards of the environment and champions for sustainability, helping our 20 million customers achieve their sustainability goals. Our 25 years of environmental reporting reflect our longstanding commitment to transparency -- a commitment reflected in our consistent sector leading ratings from CDP, the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and elsewhere.
Weingarten Realty Inc. (NYSE: WRI) Weingarten Realty Investors is committed to conducting business through positive Environmental, Social and Governance practices. The Company recognizes environmental and social responsibility as an obligation, and has put into place a sustainability program; an extensive employee health and wellness program; and has developed good governance practices that have set the foundation for achieving the Company’s vision and mission. Weingarten Realty has been named a Green Lease Leader by U.S. Dep. of Energy (DOE) and has increased the GRESB survey participant grade year-over-year.
Weyerhauser (NYSE: WY) Weyerhaeuser is one of the world's largest timber, land and forest products companies. For 120 years, we’ve been growing, harvesting and re-growing forests on a continuous cycle. Our trees provide clean air and water, wildlife habitat, recreation, renewable energy, great jobs, and a sustainable supply of wood for hundreds of products people use every day. In the last decade alone, we have planted more than one billion trees to ensure our forests continue to thrive. One hundred percent of our timberlands are independently certified to sustainable forest management standards, and we certify our supply chain as well. We have reduced our greenhouse gas emissions by more than 50 percent over the last two decades, and increased our energy efficiency by 15 percent in the last 10 years. We know forests can thrive forever when managed well, and we’ve been proving it for more than a century.
Wheaton Precious Metals (NYSE: WPM) At Wheaton, our goal is to minimize our direct and indirect impacts on the environment. We are committed to improving the surrounding environment by supporting conservation programs that help protect biodiversity, manage water and energy resources, and reduce waste. Each year, we measure our total greenhouse gas emissions and offset the impact by contributing to projects that prevent the equivalent amount of emissions from entering the atmosphere. Wheaton is proud to be a carbon neutral company since 2016.
WPP (NYSE: WPP) WPP helped the UN to reconnect with the world’s people and give the world a voice on climate change by putting a new People’s Seat in the UN plenary, right among world leaders as they were poised to negotiate climate talks. The People’s Address, delivered by Sir David Attenborough, reached more than 1.3 billion people.
Yum China (NYSE: YUMC) Yum China has been conducting a National roll-out of a patent-designed Reusable Serving Basket in KFC stores since Feb 2019, substituting the traditional paper packaging for snack and fried chicken products. In addition to improving for customer experience, the program could reduce paper usage by more than 2,000 tons, and reduce waste handling by over 20%.
Zoetis (NYSE: ZTS) We at Zoetis support our veterinarian and livestock farmer customers with solutions to help them raise healthy animals that are the source for a wholesome, sustainable supply of meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk and dairy foods. We are developing ever better medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, genetic tests and biodevices that will help them raise healthy animals to nourish a growing global population with limited new sources of farmable land, water, and other natural resources. Zoetis is committed to using the world’s resources wisely and to growing our business in a way that is considerate of the global community. Zoetis has established environment, health, and safety procedures and standards that apply to any given product from research and development through commercialization. Zoetis sites worldwide are actively striving to improve sustainability by reducing water intake, reducing waste, and improving energy efficiency.