On this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, it's time to celebrate action. Companies, families, and people are paving the way to a clean energy future and a healthier climate by choosing energy efficiency and renewable energy. Organizations around the country are partnering with ENERGY STAR to sell energy-efficient products or improve the energy performance of their buildings. Many of these organizations are also partnering with the Green Power Partnership to further reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and support the expansion of renewable energy in the United States. Each day, 800,000 Americans make their individual energy choices count by choosing ENERGY STAR certified products. We invite you to be inspired. Protecting our planet starts with all of us. Happy Earth Day!
Products that earn the ENERGY STAR label are independently certified to save energy and help protect the climate. With ENERGY STAR, you can save 30% or about $575 on your household energy bills, while avoiding more than 5,500 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions.
Take advantage of opportunities in your community to choose green power as the energy source for your home.
Advances in electric vehicles mean more options, longer driving ranges and quicker charge times. Match your new car with an ENERGY STAR certified charger for even greater environmental benefit.
Introducing Partner Leaders on Climate
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes the corporate leadership of companies committed to climate protection through energy efficiency with ENERGY STAR and green power with the Green Power Partnership.
Best Buy aims to positively impact the world, enrich people's lives through technology and contribute to the common good. Best Buy offers a large assortment of sustainable technology, including ENERGY STAR® certified products.
Best Buy is committed to reducing the carbon emissions from the technology products sold to its customers 20% by 2030 (over a 2017 baseline), saving $5 billion on utility costs. After reducing carbon emissions in its operations more than 55%, the company is also working to decrease its own emissions 75% by 2030, and become carbon neutral by 2050.
Best Buy’s customer goal is based on ENERGY STAR foundational metrics and will result in a greater focus on working with:
- Merchant teams to provide an assortment of and promote ENERGY STAR products;
- Suppliers to include ENERGY STAR specifications in product design; and
- Utilities to reduce fossil fuels in their energy production.
In addition to Best Buy’s commitment to providing ENERGY STAR certified products, it is also a partner in EPA’s Green Power Partnership and the company recently launched its Sustainable Living category, with products to help customers reduce their carbon footprint and live more sustainably.
For more information: www.bestbuy.com/sustainability
Colgate-Palmolive’s 34,000 people invite you to take action with us as we create a healthy, sustainable future—a future we can all smile about. We’ve made significant sustainability progress and are committed to continuous improvement:
- Comparing 2002 to 2019 data, Colgate has achieved a 32% reduction in energy intensity and a 33% reduction in CO2 emissions.
- Colgate’s earned multiple U.S. EPA ENERGY STAR® awards including Partner of the Year (10), Sustained Excellence (8), and Challenge for Industry Award (74), as well as EPA’s Green Power Partnership Leadership Club for our performance.
- In 2019, Colgate’s Burlington, NJ, plant was the first site in the world to achieve USGBC LEED Zero® certification for net zero carbon, energy, water and waste.
- Colgate has certified TRUE Zero Waste® facilities at 16 sites in 8 countries on 4 continents.
Looking ahead, we’re working toward ambitious goals:
- Using 100% renewable electricity in our global operations by 2030.
- Achieving net zero carbon emissions across our global operations by 2040.
- Providing 100% recyclable packaging by 2025, including breakthrough innovations like our first-of-its-kind recyclable toothpaste tube now in market.
At Dell Technologies, we are committed to driving human progress. Through our reach, technology, and people we strive to create a positive and lasting impact on humanity and the planet. Climate change is a real and present threat, and the pace and extent of that change is already having far-reaching social, environmental, and economic consequences. We believe the time to act is at hand. We support work at all levels of society to collaborate on finding solutions that protect our future.
That action starts within our own walls:
- Reduced annual operational GHG emissions by 38% since 2010.
- Set new goal to cut current levels in half over the next decade.
- Established a goal to source 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2040 and partner with EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
- Have an extensive portfolio of ENERGY STAR® certified products.
Our efforts have also reduced the energy intensity of our entire product portfolio by 64% since 2011, helping customers save millions in electricity costs while reducing their footprint as well.
And while our products become more efficient, the digital transformations in energy, manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, and the built environment have the potential to realize a better, more sustainable future for all.
For more information: DellTechnologies.com/ProgressMadeReal
At Google, we strive to build sustainability into everything we do.
We are the world’s largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy and partner with EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
- Signed 52 renewable energy agreements totaling more than 5 GW, spurring the construction of more than $7B in new energy infrastructure.
- Matched 100% of our energy consumption with renewable energy in 2017 and 2018—we’re the first company of our size to reach that milestone.
- Committed to invest $150 million into renewable energy projects, which aims to catalyze roughly $1.5 billion of capital.
We build and operate some of the world’s most energy efficient data centers. On average, a Google data center is twice as energy efficient as a typical enterprise data center.
We are leading the charge to create broad access to renewable energy purchasing.
- Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) - We are bringing together over 300 buyers, developers, and service providers to advocate for any company, anywhere to have access to purchase renewables.
- State Clean Energy Purchasing – We are working to help establish clean energy purchasing programs in Georgia, North Carolina, Taiwan, and Tennessee Valley Authority territory
We provide people across the world with the benefits of energy-saving technology like ENERGY STAR certified Google Nest Thermostats. To provide energy savings to those who need them most, Nest also launched The Nest Power Project to bring 1 million energy- and money-saving Nest thermostats to families in need by 2023.
For more information: https://sustainability.google/
HP believes that climate change is one of the greatest challenges the world faces today. To help address this challenge, HP is reducing the environmental footprint of its own business by driving toward a circular, low-carbon economy—and supporting its customers to do the same.
Among the efforts HP has undertaken:
- HP continues to improve the efficiency of its products. On average, HP has reduced energy consumption of its personal systems products by 44%, its LaserJet portfolio by 56%, and its HP inkjet portfolio by 20% since 2010. These efforts have influenced HP being named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for three consecutive years.
- As a member of the RE100 initiative, HP has set a goal to achieve 100% renewable electricity use in its operations by 2035. The company has already reached close to 50% of that goal in its global operations and 100% renewable electricity in its U.S. operations. HP is also a partner in EPA’s Green Power Partnership.
- HP was one of 10 founding members of the EV100 initiative, established to accelerate development of electric vehicles (EVs). HP has committed to install EV infrastructure at all feasible sites worldwide by 2040. The company currently offers EV infrastructures at 32% of its 85 target sites.
For more information: www.hp.com/sustainability
Johnson & Johnson has a long-standing commitment to the health of our environment because we understand that environmental health and human health are inextricably linked. We have established long-term goals to decrease our carbon footprint and to utilize 100% renewable electricity. We also work with global coalitions around the world to promote low-carbon solutions and actions that mitigate climate change and advance public health.
Johnson & Johnson has been working to reduce our carbon footprint for over 30 years. We recognized that energy reduction and clean energy projects are not only good for the environment and for human health, but have also proven to be good for our business through the cost savings that they produce.
Over 15 years ago we implemented a CO2 project capital relief program supporting an investment of up to $40MM per year in energy efficiency and clean energy projects at our properties globally. A partner in EPA’s Green Power Partnership, we now have 45 solar arrays and 4 wind turbines totaling over 34MWs of renewable energy capacity on our properties in 14 countries. With the investments we have made in the United States and our renewable energy procurement activities, we currently source over 60% of our U.S electricity needs from renewable systems.
For more information: https://www.jnj.com/global-environmental-health/climate-and-energy
MetLife has spent more than 150 years helping people protect their families and their futures. Protecting the environment is part of that story. The company has a longstanding history of environmental stewardship and has been setting energy- and carbon-reduction targets since 2005. MetLife was the first U.S.-based insurance company to achieve carbon neutrality. Operationally, MetLife has achieved ambitious carbon reduction targets, making its facilities more energy efficient while reducing waste, water, and natural resource consumption. By leveraging ENERGY STAR, MetLife has been able to make progress on its goals, including the 10% energy reduction target of its global energy consumption from its 2012 baseline, which the company is on track to achieve in 2020.
MetLife believes it is important to educate all stakeholders on environmental issues and looks for new ways to reduce the environmental impact of its global operations. MetLife is also a partner in EPA’s Green Power Partnership. The company collaborates with business partners on environmental solutions, engages employees in community service and environmental awareness, funds green investments, and supports communities after natural disasters. MetLife is committed to helping drive global climate solutions and will continue supporting a broad scope of lower-carbon activities in the years ahead.
For more information, please visit: https://www.metlife.com/corporate-responsibility/environment/
Microsoft is committed to harnessing the power of technology to help everyone, everywhere build a more sustainable future. We’re continually working to use fewer resources, make products and services more sustainable, empower customers and partners to drive change at global scale, and advocate for policies that advance sustainability. For example:
- We are one of the largest purchasers of renewable energy in the United States and partner with EPA’s Green Power Partnership. Over fifty percent of our datacenters run on direct renewable energy, shifting to 100 percent by 2025.
- We achieved carbon neutrality across global operations every year since 2012 and are on track to becoming carbon negative by 2030.
- We will pursue International Living Future Institute Zero Carbon certification and LEED Platinum certification for our Silicon Valley Campus and Puget Sound Campus Modernization projects. Across Microsoft, campus vehicles will be electric by 2030.
Our cloud and AI services help businesses cut energy consumption, reduce physical footprints, and design sustainable products themselves. From operations to product design to partnerships, sustainability informs everything we do, and we share our progress in an annual Environmental Sustainability Report. We stand by the belief that it is still possible to create a more sustainable, prosperous future that allows every person and community to thrive.
For more information: https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/01/16/microsoft-will-be-carbon-negative-by-2030/
Samsung takes seriously our responsibility to care for our communities and our environment. That is why our sustainability strategy prioritizes both renewable energy and energy efficiency.
In 2018, Samsung announced plans to source renewable energy for 100% of the energy used for all its factories, office buildings, and operational facilities in the United States, Europe, and China by the end of 2020.
Samsung ranks in the top 10 of EPA’s Green Power Partnership National Top 100 and Tech and Telecom Top 30 lists. In 2019, EPA recognized Samsung with its Green Power Leadership Award for Excellence in Green Power Use.
Every day is Earth Day at Samsung, as demonstrated by our investments in energy efficient buildings, new technologies, and environmental education for youth. Samsung received the 2020 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for our continued leadership and superior contributions. This is Samsung’s 12th Partner of the Year award presented and our 7th recognition for Sustained Excellence.
For more information: https://news.samsung.com/us/boosting-consumers-energy-savings-one-product-time/
Target is committed to addressing the environmental impacts of our business within our operations and across our value chain because we believe operating a sustainable business will allow us to serve guests for generations to come. We are implementing bold measures that aim to reduce our GHG emissions and increase the energy efficiency of our operations and supply chain.
In 2019, we announced an ambitious new set of climate goals that meet the rigorous requirements of the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The goals will reduce our carbon footprint, as we work alongside our partners within our supply chain to lower emissions.
- Target will reduce its absolute Scope 1, 2 and 3* GHG emissions by 30% below 2017 levels by 2030. (*from retail purchase goods and services)
- We’re also committing that 80% of our suppliers will set science-based reduction targets on their Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2023.
Target partners with EPA’s Green Power Partnership and has committed to sourcing 100% of our electricity from renewable sources for our global operations by 2030. We’ll get there by continuing to ramp up our use of renewable solar and wind power to offset energy used at our facilities, increasing the energy-efficiency of heating and lighting sources in stores and actively look for more partnerships.
For more information: https://corporate.target.com/corporate-responsibility/planet/climate