The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.
by Paulette Frank, Worldwide Vice President, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability at Johnson & Johnson
On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, I am proud to share that J&J is recognized in the U.S. by ENERGY STAR as a “Partner Leader on Climate”. We have had a long-standing commitment to the health of our environment because we understand that environmental health and human health are inextricably linked. we work to reduce our carbon footprint because we recognize that energy reduction and clean energy projects are good for the environment and for human health.
Each year, the Earth Day Network calls on people around the world to act for the environment. For Earth Day 2020—the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the nonprofit’s theme is climate action.
Technology plays an increasingly important role in climate action, especially as this year’s Earth Day movement goes digital. However, one of the most effective innovations to address climate change already exists: the almighty tree.
Northern Trust is proud to embrace environmental considerations in our decision-making process year-round. As of third quarter 2019, we have succeeded in reducing our carbon emissions by 31.33% since 2015.
As people around the globe continue to deal with the impact of our current crisis, it’s understandable that the 50th anniversary of Earth Day isn’t making as much front-page news. However, I’d argue that it’s critical for business decision makers to accelerate the move toward more sustainable practices, even now. This move has already started to take shape, with many people working from home and many businesses shifting from physical to digital overnight.
Using technology to enhance sustainability in our projects, operations, and communities around the world
Tetra Tech’s 2020 Sustainability Report Card shares how we are using technology to enhance sustainability in our projects, operations, and communities around the world. With the best technical experts and the latest technology, we create cost-effective, sustainable solutions that are good for the environment and the community.
By Virginie Helias Chief Sustainability Officer Procter & Gamble
Like many of you, I can’t remember the last time I spent so much time at home. The coronavirus crisis has made some things simpler and others vastly more challenging – time seems distorted, we feel the need to simplify our lives and rituals have become important to give us a sense of control. And as we spend more time at home caring for our own and our families’ physical and mental health, we are changing our habits in ways that impact ourselves, our homes and the world around us.
Gilead views environmental stewardship as critical to help the company achieve its mission and last year announced a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 25% by 2025, against a 2016 baseline.