Agriculture accounts for around 9 percent of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The global tally of agricultural emissions is even higher, with estimates ranging from 13 to 24 percent of total GHGs.
As part of its commitment to climate action, Symantec set a goal in 2016 to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent over a 10-year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). Through investments in energy conservation and more efficient use of space the company has achieved a 32 percent reduction in GHG emissions in just three years.
As the Chief Environmental Officer for Tyson Foods, I have the pleasure of leading a dedicated team of environmental professionals who collaborate to make sure the company sets strategic goals and makes informed decisions for managing our environmental footprint. Protecting the environment and conserving natural resources is essential for maintaining clean air, water and land in the communities we serve—and we want to be part of the solution.
This blog was guest written by Darrel Stickler, Global Environmental Sustainability Lead, Cisco.
Today is the first day of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, just north of Cisco’s global headquarters. A low-carbon footprint event for Cisco to attend! The theme of the summit is “Take Ambition to the Next Level.”
On August 1, humanity will have used nature’s resource budget for the entire year, according to Global Footprint Network, an international research organization that has pioneered the Ecological Footprint resource accounting metric. The Ecological Footprint adds up all of people’s competing demands for productive areas, including food, timber, fibers, carbon sequestration, and accommodation of infrastructure. Currently, carbon emissions make up 60 percent of humanity’s Ecological Footprint.
RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Today, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company, published its 2017 Sustainability Report: "The Opportunity of a Lifetime,"which outlines its commitment to partnering with customers and communities to pioneer new approaches to help solve the major water challenges of our time. The report also spotlights Xylem’s progress over the past year to advance its sustainability goals.
Learn more about Smithfield’s ambitious goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and its progress toward its 2020 environmental targets in its 2017 Sustainability Report at smithfieldfoods.com/environment.