Nominations for the 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards are open now through November 30. In anticipation of next year's awards, we're talking with the leaders of our 2018 award-winning companies to learn a little bit more about what drives their climate leadership. You can read more here.
Special Announcement – Nominations Open for 2019 National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards
We are excited to share that nominations for our second annual National Co+op Grocers Climate Collaborative Awards are now open!
Help the Climate Collaborative and National Co+op Grocers identify and celebrate trailblazers in the natural products industry that are demonstrating strong, inspiring climate leadership. Winners across three categories will be announced and honored at Climate Day during Expo West 2019.
By Lara Dickinson, Executive Director, OSC2 and Climate Collaborative Co-Founder
This September has been packed on the global climate action landscape—Climate Week NYC is taking place as I write this, two weeks ago we convened an afternoon of climate programming at Expo East for the natural products industry, and bigger than all of this, this month California became the epicenter of the global dialogue on climate change as the state hosted the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) from September 12-14.
The Climate Collaborative is pleased to release the findings of its first Tracking Progress Update. In total, 168 companies provided updates on a total of 543 climate action commitments made prior to December 31, 2017.
Two-thirds (66%) of the companies reported making progress on their commitments with roughly one-third (36%) also quantifying the emissions reductions of their efforts.
In April 2018, Climate Collaborative committed company Danone North America became the largest company in the world to earn B Corp™ Certification. The company has made commitments to agriculture, energy efficiency, food waste, forests, packaging, policy engagement, and transportation through the Climate Collaborative.