Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Climate Counts

As reported by Huffington Post today, the organization Climate Counts has posted their latest corporate climate scorecard,comparing companies on their commitment to tackling global warming.  And they have also gone to the trouble of providing links to email individual companies, to let them know you're watching, and to tweet about the climate action or inaction of a specific company!

Here's a direct grab from the Climate Counts page:
Climate Counts use a 0-to-100 point scale and 22 criteria to determine if companies have:

  • MEASURED their climate "footprint"
  • REDUCED their impact on global warming
  • SUPPORTED (or suggest intent to block) progressive climate legislation
  • Publicly DISCLOSED their climate actions clearly and comprehensively
GreenOrder, a leading sustainability strategy firm, provided strategic guidance on the Climate Counts program, assisted in the development of the scoring system, and provided insights on the scoring implications.

Corporate climate leadership matters!

  • Let businesses know that climate does count. Want them to do better? Tell them. Excited about their leadership? Let them know that, too.
  • Of course, please support high-ranked companies when you shop and invest.
  • Tell your friends, colleagues, and family to join you in supporting companies that are taking responsibility for climate change.
Me again, to say heck yeah!  Check out who made your shoes - your microwave - your computer - your car - that plastic water bottle - and if you are appalled, reach out and tweet or email!  If you're NOT appalled, do the same thing!  It's only by constant consumer vigilance and feedback that we are ever going to get the attention of the companies who are belching carbon into the atmosphere with seeming impunity.