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.
Lisa Spicka, Associate Director of SFTA, and I just got back from a fabulous week in Minneapolis-St. Paul talking with retailers at the 2018 INFRA Conference and the National Co+op Grocers (NCG) Co+nvergence Conference.
We're excited to share a new packaging quick guide we've developed with our partner Trayak, as well as an upcoming opportunity to work with Trayak at an exclusively discounted rate as they develop two case studies for our industry.
As part of our ROOTED Community, the Climate Collaborative and committed companies work each month to explore ways to improve farmer training practices, methods for quantifying carbon soil sequestration, and how to market these activities to consumers and other stakeholders. For information on how to join, email email@example.com.