First, let’s do the numbers: McDonald’s has over 32,478 restaurants in 60% of the world’s countries and recorded $24 billion in revenue last year. That’s more restaurants than any other company in the world, and $24 billion is…well, it’s a lot of money.
Moving beyond that extraordinary number of drive-thrus, global presence, and Fortune 150 revenue of McDonald’s, what’s more impressive is how quickly the company can change, particularly in response to the voices of consumers.
This week the Climate Counts Green Watching campaign is telling Philips they want to see a Climate Counts score. Philips pulled in $35 billion dollars in revenue last year and, according to its annual report, reduced its operational carbon footprint from 1,937 to 1,808 kilotons CO2-equivalent. The company also has an entire green campaign and green logo for its products. But is Philips a green leader or a greenwasher?
Congratulations to Jessika for winning last week’s #T-shirt Tuesday contest by telling L’Oreal climate counts!
A big shout out to Jessika for winning last week’s #T-shirt Tuesday contest! Last week we asked our Twitter followers to tweet to the company with the highest Climate Counts score in the household products sector. The answer, L’Oreal.
This week ClimateCounts.org Green Watching campaign is teaming up with DoSomething.org’s Green Your School Challenge and asking teens across the country to sign-up and raise their voices directly to Hewlett-Packard thanking the company for their continued climate action.
Starting this February in anticipation of increased corporate environmental messaging leading up to Earth Day, ClimateCounts.org is announcing the continuation of the ”Green Watching” campaign the group first launched the campaign last year to help consumers question corporate environmental marketing and support companies taking meaningful climate action.
Click your vote and you could win a free Climate Counts T-shirt!
Thanks to your support, 2010 was a banner year for Climate Counts. With four years of scores under our belts, thousands of consumers raising their voices through our website and free iPhone app, and the launching of a new program recognizing Industry Innovators, we’re having a bigger impact on the marketplace than ever.
May is National Bike Month, and cities and towns from coast to coast are promoting bicycling like never before. As a sustainability consultant, I have the opportunity to work with individuals and businesses to integrate sustainability concepts into the workplace and daily life. Naturally, cycling is a sustainability concept that meets both worlds: business and individuals. Clients commute to work; businesses provide resources and incentives for cycling commuters. So, why is bike commuting so wonderful?