COMPANIES COMMIT TO BEING
NET ZERO BY 2030
On December 11, 2019, at the UN Climate Change Conference, COP25, in Madrid, over 500 B Corps took the stage and publicly committed to accelerate the reduction of their greenhouse gas emissions to reach a 1.5 degree trajectory leading to net zero by the year 2030—20 years ahead of the 2050 targets set in the Paris Agreement. In the weeks that followed, hundreds more have joined their ranks, with additional companies signing up daily.
This commitment to significant carbon reduction leading to a net zero future by 2030 is part of the most aggressive climate action effort by a constituency of businesses in the world and demonstrates true leadership in a time of severe environmental and economic unrest and uncertainty.
A COMMITMENT TO CLIMATE ACTION
All B Corps make a legal commitment to conduct business with consideration for the environment and all stakeholders, not just shareholders.
Therefore, the B Corp movement is taking the following urgent actions:
Many B Corps around the world are leaders in responding to the climate emergency including following the steps outlined below; we urge the entire global B Corp community to:
Declare a Climate Emergency. Use the Climate Emergency Playbook for Business as a roadmap to engage their board and team with the science-based facts and the implications for their business and for society, especially for those most vulnerable.
Accelerate Carbon Reduction. Calculate their baseline Scope 1-3 emissions aligned to an independent internationally recognized standard and commit to accelerate their current emissions reduction trajectory using the Climate Action module of the SDG Action Manager to meet the global goals of a 1.5°C average temperature increase.
Develop a Net Zero Plan. Offset the remaining carbon emissions to achieve net zero emissions between 2025-2050.
Recognizing that voluntary action by individual businesses is insufficient to address the scale of the climate emergency, we commit to use the power of our collective voice to advocate for policy changes necessary to remove impediments and align incentives to achieve a rapid and just transition to a net zero carbon economy.
How can YOU take action?
The private sector has never had so many opportunities to innovate and reinvent business.
We’re calling on ALL businesses to join the B Corps in creating meaningful climate solutions to secure the health of our people and our home planet for future generations.
JOIN NET ZERO
Net Zero 2030 is an initiative and public commitment taken by organizations to reduce their net greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2030. This commitment to significant carbon reduction leading to a net zero future by 2030 is part of the most aggressive climate action effort by a constituency of businesses in the world and demonstrates true leadership in a time of severe environmental and economic unrest and uncertainty.
JOIN THE SWISS ACTION GROUP
The Swiss B Corp Climate Collective Action Group aims to create a powerful ecosystem of Swiss companies committed to being Net Zero by 2030. The action group will meet regularly to share best practices, foster collective action, and work together to find solutions to achieve this commitment including targets and progressive actions to meet the 2030 deadline.
JOIN THE SWISS TRIPLE IMPACT PROGRAM
Using the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework, the Swiss Triple Impact is the only national program for Swiss businesses to measure their contribution to the SDGs and improve. In 3 steps, the Swiss Triple Impact program guides companies towards focusing on the most important SDGs for their business, having a solid action plan in place, and sharing your commitment by joining a Directory of Swiss companies making an impact.
We have also created a guide that compiles all the useful information to accelerate your business's climate action.
In this guide, you will discover plenty of great resources that are available for you and your business to accelerate climate action. These include ambitious goals you can set for your business alongside other forward-thinking companies, as well as the tools you’ll need to reach these goals.