How Some of the World’s Biggest Businesses are Fighting Climate Change

by | Jul 11, 2019

Large companies of today are expected to create a positive impact on all the assets of the world – human, natural and societal, taking every measure possible to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Here’s how some of the world’s largest companies are doing their bit.

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How the Worlds Biggest Businesses Are Fighting Climate Change

Nike

Goals:

  • Minimise environmental footprint
  • Transform manufacturing
  • Unleash human potential

100% – Nike aims to reach 100% renewable energy by the end of FY25

Nike’s progess timeline

  • 1990s: Known as a heavy polluter.
  • 2000s: Cleaned up its operations.
  • 2008: Contract footwear manufacturers have cut energy use per unit by around 50%.
  • Today: Boasts some of the highest returns on sustainable investments among North American apparel and footwear companies.

Erricson

The Connected Mangroves project

WHERE?: Malaysia

WHAT?: Placing sensors in the plant site of the newly- planted mangrove sapling to monitor and manage this vital resource. 50% – Better maturity rates for the mangrove saplings

WHY?

  • Mangroves are important in rebuilding the ecosystem
  • Serve as breeding grounds for crustaceans and fish which attract migratory birds
  • 50% – Malaysian mangroves have been destroyed
  • 35,594 acres of mangrove habitats can prevent the release of about 13 million metric tons of carbon (that’s the carbon emissions of 344,000 cars!)

IKEA

  • By 2020: 400% increase in sales of products geared toward more sustainable production and consumption
  • €400 million to support communities most affected by climate change
  • 30% more energy efficient by 2020
  • €600 million
  • Invested in renewable energy – Wind farms, solar panels, biomass generators

Unilever

100% – Renewable energy across all of its operations by 2030

L’Oréal

  • 0 Deforestation by 2020
  • 100% of its palm oil derivatives sourced sustainably
  • 500 small farmers supported in Malaysia

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