These leading companies have announced new commitments or pledges to reduce emissions or waste in their operations as part of the Race to Zero campaign.
Anheuser Busch In-Bev has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Reduce carbon emissions by 25% across AB In-Bev’s value chain, in-line with science-based recommendations.
- By 2025, 100% of AB In-Bev’s purchased electricity will be from renewable sources.
Alibaba Cainiao has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Through its “Cainiao Go Green Campaign,” that brings together 32 logistics partners, reduce the overall carbon emission of the industry by 3,620,000 tons by 2020.
- Adopt environmentally friendly packaging for 50% of packages from Alibaba’s e-commerce platform.
- Implement feasible measurements in four directions in 2018, including green packaging, green delivery, green recycling, and green pick up station.
- Launch the first green logistics city in China, in partnership with the Xiamen government.
Honeywell has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- China-specific goal of a 10% improvement in GHG emissions per dollar of revenue from 2016 to 2022.
- Develop China-specific GHG reduction goals, and certify China plants to ISO 50001.
- Deploy its low-global-warming-potential-product (LGWP), Solstice®, for chillers, foam insulation, and propellants in China facilities that need and are suitable for LCWPs.
IBM has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Conserve energy across IBM managed locations in China equivalent to 3.5% of IBM's annual energy consumption in China.
- Reduce IBM's global greenhouse gas emissions 35% as of 2020 versus a baseline of 2005.
- Certify IBM China headquarters operations to the ISO 14001 international standard for Environmental Management Systems by 2018 (under IBM's global registration).
- Certify the top two electricity consuming locations that IBM manages in China as of 2017 to the ISO 50001 international standard for Energy Management Systems by 2020 (under IBM's global registration).
Syngenta has made the following Race to Zero commitment:
To reduce carbon emissions at scale in China through soil conservation programs that enhance soil health, by China’s official standards, on 2 million hectares of farmland over the next 5 years, accounting for 2% of all farmland in China. Soil conservation techniques, including crop rotation, conservation tillage and permanent crop cover, help improve soil quality, which results in retaining carbon in the soil, enhanced water retention and soil fertility, and reduced erosion.
TCL has made a Race to Zero commitment to launch carbon audits for six major manufacturing subsidiaries in which TCL has controlling interests. The project aims to help TCL manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and establish a quantification and reporting mechanism for GHG emissions in compliance with ISO14064-1 or local carbon emission regulations. TCL will also commission third-party institutions to verify these subsidiaries’ GHG emissions reports, and will set emissions reduction targets based on the verification results by the beginning of 2019.
Trina Solar has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Establish and implement an internal carbon trading scheme. Each business unit will set up its annual integrated energy consumption target, which will be assessed for each business unit on a monthly basis. The business units that achieve their energy target will be awarded with carbon emission bonus, and those business units that don’t achieve their energy target will be assessed with carbon emission penalties.
- Establish and maintain Greenhouse Gas Quantification and Energy Management System (ISO14064, ISO14067 and ISO50001) to systematically manage our energy consumption and reduce carbon emissions by 2020.
Vanke has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Conduct an energy audit of 12 SCPG-owned commercial projects with construction area larger than 100,000 m2 that will open for business by January 1, 2018. Based on the audit result, Vanke will set energy saving measures by the end of 2018 and make detailed carbon reduction targets that are specific to each project.
- Reduce the energy budget of these 12 projects by 10% by 2020.
- Ensure that any of Vanke’s new projects’ planning, design and operation are consistent with the national green building evaluation standard star 1 and above.
- Set up energy management systems by the end of 2019 for the aforementioned 12 projects, use LED lighting products in underground garages and logistic corridors, and enhance equipment energy efficiency through efficient operation control system.
Walmart has made the following Race to Zero commitments:
- Walmart China will reduce the carbon intensity (per revenue) of its own operations in China by an additional 25% by 2025, or 70% from a 2005 baseline.
- Through Project Gigaton, Walmart commits to reduce at least 50 million metric tons (MMT) of carbon emissions by 2030 in the value chain in China.
Apple has set the following emissions reduction goals:
- Power their facilities — data centers, corporate offices and retail stores — worldwide with 100 percent renewable energy. And, at 96% renewable, it’s nearly there.
- As part of Apple's clean energy program, Apple and their suppliers will generate and procure more than 4 gigawatts of new clean power worldwide by 2020, including 2 gigawatts in China alone, and use it to reduce emissions associated with manufacturing.
Dow has set the following emissions-reduction goals:
- Ensure its absolute GHG emissions from its DowDuPont Material Science Division will not exceed its 2006 baseline. This is consistent with ensuring that Dow’s emissions meet targets for a 2°C maximum global temperature rise.
- Assist other companies in pursuing and achieving aggressive industrial energy efficiency improvement targets. Dow will offer training based on its energy efficiency programs and focused greenhouse gas (GHG) management efforts through which it significantly reduced its GHG emissions footprint by improving its manufacturing energy intensity more than 40 percent between its peak in 1990 and 2015. Dow has already offered this expert training by hosting and presenting during the September 1 Factory Efficiency Workshop at the Dow Shanghai Center.
- Offer training on energy efficiency in residential and commercial buildings. The Dow China team stands ready to train China companies in sustainable building technologies, including advanced insulation, which will lead to meaningful GHG emissions in the built environment. Dow will also offer training on its proven third-party methodologies for measuring, planning, implementing, and verifying that GHG abatements have occurred through planned collaborative projects (cities, buildings, homes, farming, etc.). The unique Dow Climate Solutions Framework can be extended and adapted to many situations for both company and governmental application.
GM has set a goal to meet 100% of electricity needs at global operations with renewable energy – such as wind, sun and landfill gas – by 2050. That includes over 300 operations in 35 countries generating or sourcing renewable energy to power the office spaces in corporate headquarters, the phone banks at GM’s customer care center and the assembly lines at GM’s plants. This commitment builds on GM’s previous goal to promote the use of 125 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020.