Boeing Co., Sprint Corp., Johnson Controls Inc. and IBM Corp. are among the recipients of the 2014 Climate Leadership Award.
With the third-annual award, EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership is recognizing 15 organizations and two individuals in the public and private sectors for their leadership in addressing climate change by reducing carbon pollution.
The recipients of the 2014 Climate Leadership Award are:
- Organizational Leadership Award – City of Chula Vista, Calif.; Sprint; and the University of California, Irvine.
- Individual Leadership Award – Sam Brooks, associate director of the D.C. Department of General Services; and Robert Taylor, energy manager for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission.
- Supply Chain Leadership Award – Sprint.
- Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award) – Boeing; Caesars Entertainment; Cisco Systems Inc.; Ecolab; The Hartford; IBM; Johnson Controls; Kohl's Department Stores; Mack Trucks; and Novelis.
- Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate) – Fruit of the Loom Inc.; Hasbro, Inc.; and Kohl's Department Stores.
“Our Climate Leadership Award winners have made great strides in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and are providing leadership nationwide in many sectors of our economy,” said Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. "Their innovative approaches and commitment to reducing carbon pollution demonstrate that efforts to address climate change are repaid by saving money and energy, while supporting more livable and resilient communities, and a healthier, better protected environment now and for future generations."
EPA launched the Center for Corporate Climate Leadership in 2012 “to establish norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond,” according to the agency. “The center serves as a comprehensive resource to help organizations of all sizes measure and manage GHG emissions, providing technical tools, ground-tested guidance, educational resources and opportunities for information sharing and peer exchange among organizations interested in reducing the environmental impacts associated with climate change.”