07 Dec '11, 2pm

Big Brands Take More Climate Action, But Policy Needed for Progress

Big Brands Take More Climate Action, But Policy Needed for Progress

Led by Unilever, AstraZeneca and Nike, consumer brands are taking climate change more seriously than ever, says a new report from Climate Counts , a nonprofit that rates some of the world's largest companies on their climate impact. Big companies are reporting emissions, committing to targets and becoming more vocal in the policy arena, according to the report. "There's evidence to suggest we have reached a remarkable tipping point," says Mike Bellamente, project director of Climate Counts. "Global corporations are increasingly acknowledging climate change as reality and are adopting measures to reduce their emissions and environmental impact." This is the fifth report from Climate Counts, which is the brainchild of Stonyfield Farms CE-Yo Gary Hirshberg . The ratings are intended to make consumers more aware of leaders and laggards on climate -- the term of art for this is...

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