09 May '12, 4pm

WWF leading corporate giants to epic carbon cuts

WWF leading corporate giants to epic carbon cuts

Around 30 of the world's largest companies have saved more than double the annual carbon dioxide (CO2) output of Switzerland through the WWF 's corporate carbon cutting scheme since it began in 1999. A review of the campaign group's Climate Savers program , whose members include Coca-Cola, HP, Sony and IBM, found more than 100 million tonnes of CO2 had been avoided in the period up to 2011. The program also numbers Nike among its ranks, although the sportswear retailer had to admit last week its emissions rose substantially last year following a boost in sales. But through extrapolating companies' commitments under the WWF scheme out to 2020, analyst firm Ecofys estimates overall emissions savings from direct operations, indirect sources and the supply chain since 1999 could exceed 350 million tonnes. It adds that the potential for carbon cuts could go even further, claimi...

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