And the Winner is…

Posted on November 18, 2009. Filed under: News | Tags: , , , |

The latest Climate Counts scorecard is out and the winner is….Nike

The non-profit released its third annual climate scorecard assessing what various companies are saying and doing about climate change. The scorecard judges companies climate policy on 4 categories:

  • Review: How is the company measuring and tracking greenhouse gasses
  • Reduce: What is the company doing to reduce its carbon footprint and how this is incorporated into its operations
  • Policy Stance: Does the company support or oppose climate change legislation
  • Report: How is the company notifying the public about its findings

The total possible score for all 4 categories is 100 and companies are classified as “stuck” (12 or less points) “starting” (13-149 points) or “striding” (above 50 points).

As the top company for the second year in a row, Nike scored 83 points. Other top companies were Stonyfield Farm (81 points), Unilever (80 points) and HP (79 points).

Climate Counts hopes the scoreboard will inspire businesses to compete to reduce their carbon footprint and encourage them to take voluntary actions to stay ahead of the curve. 

The results are easy to read and displayed by industry so anyone visiting the site can quickly compare who is leading (they get the green striding icon) and who is falling behind (the ones with the red stuck icon). There is also the option to contact the company and let them know that climate action is important to you.

According to Climate Counts Executive Director Woods Turner:

“Competition – the most fundamental tenet of a thriving global marketplace – will define the future of corporate climate action and sustainability…Our scores show that companies are motivated to act when they may not measure up to other companies on their response to issues that matter to people.”

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