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2023 Sustainability Reports Track Fortune 500 Corporate Climate Action

Published on October 17, 2023

Sustainability marketing shows Fortune 500 companies’ profound dedication to mitigating risk in the climate crisis.

Answering a renewed call for heightened corporate responsibility, corporations show a resolute commitment to curbing carbon emissions, with several even surpassing initial reduction targets and achieving significant milestones ahead of schedule. Reports from Fortune 500 companies indicate that sustainability is being woven into the fabric of business operations, emphasizing that present-day sustainability is inseparable from prudent business practices in 2024 and beyoKnd. 

Transparent reporting of environmental impacts, specifically carbon emissions, is more widespread. The Securities and Exchange Commission has proposed rules to require climate-related disclosures on climate risks and goals, including greenhouse gas emissions, on a regular basis. Signifying the shift toward heightened accountability, many corporations align their reporting with global standards, from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index and the independent Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standard to emerging frameworks from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).

Yet the commitment extends beyond environmental metrics. The emergence of new executive roles such as Senior Director of Sustainability and Climate reflects businesses’ integration of green initiatives in leadership, emphasizing a commitment to sustainable practices. The focus on sustainability extends to areas beyond carbon emissions, encompassing water conservation and waste recycling as priority areas.

Innovative projects aimed at water preservation are on the rise, while robust recycling protocols are fast becoming industry standards. The goal of adopting renewable energy sources is no longer a distant aspiration for corporations; many have already transitioned fully or are in the advanced stages of incorporating green energy solutions.  

Modern technological advancements are pivotal to programs outlined in the current crop of sustainability reports. New technology allows both meticulous analysis of real-time emissions data and the introduction of innovative systems to reduce pollutants, such as the emissions from idling engines. Corporate sustainability strategies reflect a deliberate push to integrate technology solutions into their operations.

In an Apple video, a boardroom guest upstages CEO Tim Cook.

PR and Marketing Animate Sustainability Strategies

The implications of these sustainability commitments for PR and marketing practitioners are profound. Transparent and authentic storytelling must capture the entire sustainability journey of a corporation–both successes and challenges. For companies to exhibit steadfast dedication to emissions reduction and renewable energy, the branding narrative must reflect progressive and environmentally responsible values.

Once a company has achieved tangible milestones, PR and marketing professionals have a wealth of content options for authentic brand engagement, from comprehensive case studies to insightful executive interviews. Collaboration plays a recurring role within PR narratives, particularly multi-stakeholder partnerships that elevate a credible and community-centered brand image. The wealth of data within these reports presents an opportunity for impactful, data-driven presentations that resonate and leave a lasting impression.

Fortune 500 Sustainability Report Examples

In our continuing review of environmental, social and governance marketing trends, Purpose Brand examined 209 sustainability reports issued in the past year by companies ranked in the 2023 Fortune 500. Annual reports on sustainability, sustainable impact, climate or other closely related concepts signal a company’s deep engagement with environmental practices. Not all companies with an environmental policy produce such reports; Concert promoter LiveNation sets greenhouse gas emissions targets in an Environmental Sustainability Charter but does not produce progress reports.

The sustainability reports tell a detailed story of what it takes to engage with environmental stewardship–evaluating operations, choosing specific reporting frameworks, validating company-wide targets, integrating climate concerns into operations, analyzing key performance indicators and exploring the commercial opportunities of a carbon-neutral economy. Not every company has developed a mature process, but sustainability reports reveal their understanding of the business stakes.

The term sustainability puts environmental practices front and center. Yet the sustainability framework is sturdy enough to support a discussion of workforce or social responsibility initiatives without pulling a company into the ESG orbit and its political valence. Nevertheless, companies with social benefit aspirations find ESG governance conventions useful, and their 2024 status reports are likely to continue to use the ESG label.

Other posts in this Purpose Brand series review ESG reports from Fortune 500 companies, diversity, equity and inclusion disclosures, and corporate responsibility and impact reports. The 209 organizations with sustainability reports are listed in order of revenue, as determined by Fortune, with links to the reports.

2023 Sustainability Report Examples from Fortune 500 Companies

Microsoft sustainability report.

A photo and chart represent Microsoft's land-use footprint.

  1. Microsoft. The cloud services company behind the LinkedIn, Office, Skype and Xbox brands states in its Environmental Sustainability Report that emissions decreased by 0.5% as revenue grew 18%. Microsoft increased the recycle and reuse rates of its cloud hardware to 82%, with a goal to reach 90% by 2030. The company reduced single-use plastics in product packaging and plans to eliminate them by 2025. It diverted 12,159 metric tons of waste from landfills.
  2. Marathon Petroleum. Reported achievements include a 51% cut in methane emissions intensity and a 17% decline in freshwater usage intensity since 2016. The Oil Sustainability report notes that six refineries earned Energy Star certifications and that delivery of 2.4 billion gallons of ethanol and other biofuels positions Marathon prominently in the U.S. renewable fuels market.
  3. Phillips 66. Phillips 66's sustainability report indicates a commitment to reducing environmental impact, with an 8% decrease in manufacturing emissions intensity and a 3% decline in product emissions intensity, both since 2019. The company has been honored for its safety practices by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers. Their sustainability approach is centered on enhancing operations, minimizing their ecological footprint, investing in employee growth, and engaging with communities in an environmentally conscious manner. This strategy seeks not only to propel their business forward but also to uplift economic and social well-being.
  4. Ford Motor.  The automaker’s Integrated Sustainability and Financial Report reveals details of its 2022 plan to channel over $50 billion by 2026 into the development of electric vehicles and their essential batteries. Central to the company's climate strategy is achieving carbon neutrality by focusing on three predominant emission sources: the vehicles it produce, its operational facilities and its extensive supply chain. Additionally, the company emphasizes its dedication to sustainable material sourcing, setting a goal to incorporate 20% recycled or renewable plastics in specific regional vehicle designs by 2025. Showing a  commitment to environmental conservation, it cites a 76.2% decrease in freshwater consumption since the turn of the millennium and the establishment of 84 global sites with zero waste going to landfills. 
  5. General Motors. The vehicle manufacturer has made its initial disclosures for both the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber and the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, where GM ranks in the top 10 among 127 companies across three sectors for 2022. Its sustainability report notes a significant acceleration in renewable energy goals: GM aims to power all its U.S. sites with 100% renewable electricity by 2025, leapfrogging an initial 2050 target. GM cites its membership in the First Movers Coalition of clean technology buyers to show dedication to the net-zero transition, signaling a market demand for sustainable materials such as low-carbon steel, aluminum and concrete.
  6. AT&T. A Sustainability Summary indicates a significant 41.2% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions from 2015 levels. The document mentions that the company has set ambitious targets, aiming for carbon neutrality by 2035 and actively collaborating with suppliers and customers to lower their environmental footprints. As detailed in the report, AT&T has made a substantial leap in renewable energy, being recognized as one of the top corporate purchasers in the U.S. The company states that an emphasis on green energy not only furthers their sustainability efforts but also fosters job creation in the clean energy sector.
  7. Meta Platforms. The parent of Facebook, Instagram, Meta Quest and Threads outlines its practice of “building better realities–and not just virtual ones.” Reducing greenhouse gases is a primary focus; the company achieved net-zero emissions in global operations in 2020, a result of a 94% reduction in emissions from 2017 backed primarily by renewable energy. This green energy initiative has cut more than 12.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions since 2018. 
  8. Archer Daniels Midland. Acknowledging the challenges and responsibilities in the agricultural sector, Archer Daniels Midland's corporate sustainability report accepts the industry's position as a significant global greenhouse gas contributor. To combat this, the company emphasizes the importance of strategies like carbon sequestration and minimizing land-use changes. By 2025, ADM aims to eliminate deforestation across its supply chains by means such as maintaining traceability in its palm oil supply. ADM’s Strive 35 initiative targets cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 25%, energy intensity by 15% and water intensity by 10% by 2035, as well as a 90% landfill diversion rate.
  9. UPS.  United Parcel Service's concept of sustainability encompasses economic, environmental and social risks. Its report, simply labeled Global Reporting Initiative, follows the GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards framework. Aiming for 100% carbon neutrality by 2050, UPS reported a 6.9% year-over-year reduction in CO2e emissions, further enhancing their green initiatives by adding over 15,600 alternative fuel vehicles to their fleet. The logistics company also raised its use of alternate ground fuel to 26.5% by procuring 162 million gallons of renewable natural gas and other fuels, aiming for 40% alternative fuel in ground operations by 2025. According to the report, since 2012, UPS has planted 28 million trees, working towards their ambitious goal of 50 million trees by 2030. Global expansion of the Sustainability Trailblazers program indicates a drive for employee-driven solutions.

GE sustainability report graphic.

A turbine-inspired graphic represents General Electric's culture.

  1. Freddie Mac . The lender's sustainability website notes the impact of housing affordability in underserved communities and efforts to cut down carbon emissions. An impact bond issue financed $5.4 billion in environmentally featured affordable housing and $5 billion towards workforce housing's environmental impact. Sustainability principles span climate risks, workforce diversity, business integrity and environmental consciousness.
  2. ConocoPhillips. The refiner released a detailed account of its progress towards the goal of net-zero energy and unveiled a strategy that emphasizes global efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The company allocated $150 million for emission cuts and sustainable opportunities and joined an international initiative for transparent methane reporting. The company reports that operational greenhouse gas emissions saw a reduction of 14%, with significant cuts in methane and flaring.
  3. General Electric. In keeping with its refocus on aerospace, power and renewable energy, GE embraces sustainability in presenting its business tactics, promises and products. The company claims its innovations help produce 30% of global electricity. Through the GE Vernova initiative, the company grapples with balancing energy's sustainability, reliability and cost. Highlighting this forward-thinking approach, GE invested $4.2 billion in research and development in 2022.
  4. MetLife. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. aims for net zero greenhouse gas emissions across their operations and investment portfolio by 2050. The approach is built on four foundational pillars: aligning with the Paris Agreement's emission reduction goals, fostering stakeholder collaboration, backing the growth of a low-carbon economy and remaining adaptive to market and climate science developments. MetLife expresses a strong dedication to inclusivity in its sustainability report, with a goal of spending $5 billion with diverse suppliers and reporting the economic impact annually. In 2022, MetLife had channeled $192 million towards this goal for an accumulated $3.7 billion spent.
  5. Goldman Sachs. The banker records $425 billion in sustainable financing activity since 2019, including $975 million in sustainability bonds and insurance, toward a 10-year commitment of $750 billion. Goldman Sachs’ sustainability approach is to facilitate the transition to a more climate-resilient economy and ensure inclusive growth. One of four growth subthemes is Communities, covering infrastructure development, affordable housing and economic advancement.
  6. Sysco. The food distributor doubled its Sustainable Agriculture program target, incorporating 10 fresh crops. Aiming for a 27.5% reduction in Scope 1 direct and Scope 2 indirect emissions by 2030, Sysco is transitioning to electric transportation, evidenced by its commitment to 800 electric trucks and trials with electric refrigeration trailers. Sysco collaborates with its suppliers to reduce its Scope 3 supply chain emissions, with 27% already setting reduction goals. Additionally, the company claims it is making strides in waste management, diverting 67% from landfills, with an objective to achieve 90% diversion.
  7. Boeing. The aerospace company has allocated $450 million to its Wisk subsidiary to advance certified autonomous electric flights. A new facility outside Seattle has turned to 3D printing to diminish waste production. In Washington, D.C., a "Decarbonizing Aviation" event highlighted Boeing's sustainable aspirations and strategies. Boeing’s report divides sustainability into four primary categories: People, Products & Services, Operations, and Communities. As per the report's metrics, the company recorded a 16% greenhouse gas reduction from 2017 levels and maintained net-zero emissions at its manufacturing sites for three straight years, while also achieving a shift to 35% renewable electricity.
  8. Lockheed Martin. The aerospace company developed a Sustainability Management Plan after a thorough examination of stakeholder feedback and industry trends. The company claims a 53% reduction in carbon emissions per dollar of gross profit for 2022, with sights set on a 70% reduction by 2030. The report underscores the company's commitment to sustainability, emphasizing data management, efficient facility operation and carbon emissions mitigation.
  9. Morgan Stanley. Morgan Stanley's Institute for Sustainable Investing collaborates with Morgan Stanley Investment Management to advance sustainable investment methodologies. The investment group’s Climate Report follows the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) framework established by the Financial Stability Board. The report notes regular tri-weekly meetings held to address ESG topics. Morgan Stanley acknowledges its most significant climate-related vulnerabilities stem from the client portfolios they manage, and the report centers on portfolio management techniques and procedures.
  10. HP. In its Sustainable Impact report, HP Development Co. ties over 60% of the computer manufacturer’s total revenue to sustainable sources as defined by the Corporate Knights Sustainable Economy Taxonomy. HP and its suppliers purchased 1.1 million megawatt-hours of renewable electricity certificates in 2022, predominantly covering assembly sites in China. The report indicates that 43% of their production suppliers by spend are now participating in the Science Based Targets climate action initiative. Partnerships with the Arbor Day Foundation, World Wildlife Fund and other groups have led to the planting of 2 million trees. By the end of 2022, the HP Planet Partners recycling program processed over a billion HP print cartridges.
  11. Prudential Financial. Prudential’s sustainability report follows the familiar ESG framework, leading with the social issues around financial security; previously, the insurer produced an ESG report. The insurer holds $37.5 billion categorized as sustainable investments. Prudential has reached its 2030 emissions reduction goal, marking a 55.5% reduction in Scope 1 & 2 emissions since 2017. Participation in the nonprofit CDP scoring initiative earned a B score, the grade below A-list leadership.

Caterpillar sustainability report page.

Caterpillar extends its sustainability framework to employee safety and diversity.

  1. Caterpillar.  The construction and agricultural machinery maker achieved a 33% decrease from 2018 in Scope 1 direct and Scope 2 indirect greenhouse gas emissions. The report also indicates 14% fewer injury reports over the same time frame. Caterpillar’s sustainability report indicates that every new product had environmental improvements in areas such as waste reduction or efficiency; 140 million pounds of material was recycled through the Cat Reman remanufacturing program. The development of battery electric trucks was sped by the testing of a large mining truck prototype. Waste management efforts reduced landfill intensity by 36% from 2018 figures and increased non-metal recycling by 34%.
  2. World Kinect. The energy company's sustainability approach includes sustainable energy solutions, a diverse and inclusive workforce, maintaining ethical standards and active efforts towards climate action.
  3. Enterprise Products. The oil and gas processing and pipeline company advocates an "energy addition” approach that develops new carbon capture, transportation and storage options. Its sustainability report (subtitled "Environmental, Social, Governance") documents goals for sustainable operations, a diverse and vibrant workforce, business ethics and environmental stewardship.
  4. Plains. The oil and natural gas pipeline company notes improvements to its Right-of-Way Watch Program, which ensures safer operations near their pipelines. Plains ventured into hydrogen and battery storage and established a Sustainability Working Group. The company declares that their commitment to better reporting was evident in their enhanced sustainability reporting which now aligns more closely with the TCFD framework.
  5. Dow. The materials science company reports success stories from its Science & Sustainability web page. A download billed as a progress report covers sustainable product solutions, fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce, maintaining ethical standards and promoting a healthier planet.
  6. Publix Super MarketsPublix's annual greenhouse gas assessment takes into account metrics such as total building space, electricity consumption, refrigeration types and quantities and fleet fuel usage. Since its first inventory in 2007, the company reportedly has expanded by over 18 million square feet while CO2 emissions per square foot fell 32.4%. Publix encourages customers to opt for reusable bags. However, for customers who prefer plastic or paper, the company has set up recycling bins to ensure responsible recycling. According to the report, Publix was distinguished as a Recycling Champion by the Florida Recycling Partnership Foundation in both 2022 and 2021. Their efforts in landfill diversion and sustainability education led the University of Miami’s Sustainable Business Club to honor them as the Best Overall in 2022.
  7. Tyson Foods.  The meat processor’s sustainability report adopts a data-driven approach toward the goal of responsibly feeding a global population. Tyson has achieved zero waste to landfill validation for several sites and received multiple environmental awards.  The report covers people, community, product responsibility and natural resource conservation. 
  8. Deere. The agricultural machinery maker’s Leap Ambitions goals for the decade build on the success of its 2022 objectives. Deere exceeded targets related to greenhouse gas emissions and renewable electricity. A comprehensive sustainability assessment conducted in 2021 further informed the company's latest goals and reporting approach.
  9. Nationwide. The insurer's integrated sustainability strategy has led to a 41% reduction in carbon footprint per square foot since 2010. In 2022, water consumption was reduced by over 3 million gallons and significant investments were made in renewable energy and sustainable debt instruments. Ohio State’s new Controlled Environment Agriculture Research Complex had Nationwide Foundation backing.
  10. Allstate.  Allstate's sustainability report emphasizes the insurance sector’s climate challenge amid rising severe weather-related catastrophes. In 2022, Allstate reported 124 natural catastrophe events at a $3.1 billion cost, which influences shareholder returns. As a response, the company since 2007 is measuring and striving to reduce its CO2e greenhouse gas emissions. Detailed emissions data is promised in an upcoming 2023 CDP Climate Change report.
  11. Liberty Mutual. The insurer developed an impact investing strategy to achieve societal impact in its long-term investment objectives and introduced educational programs for senior leaders. Its annual Sustainability Review, previously published as an ESG review, specifies total Scope 1 & 2 CO2e emissions in metric tons and reveals a $1.3 billion investment in renewable energy. An integrated approach to climate has three focus areas: advancing data and discovery, supporting the adoption of alternative solutions and advocating for adaptive solutions.
  12. Progressive. A sustainability report covers insurance solutions, workforce diversity, ethical standards and environmental preservation. Progress is briefly disclosed in proxy statements.
  13. American Airlines. American was the sole passenger airline listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index in 2022, marking its second consecutive year. The company has seen a more than 20% improvement in its score from the previous year. Aircraft in operation since 2019 have consumed 13.7 million fewer gallons of jet fuel through 2022, with the company sourcing 1.7 million gigajoules of renewable energy that same year. The airline reported a 10.4% improvement in fuel efficiency since 2013, translating to a reduction of 22.5 million metric tons of CO2e. American Airlines' overarching goal is net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, with an interim target of a 45% reduction by 2035 from a 2019 baseline.
  14. CHS.  The farm co-op points to significant water conservation measures at its oil refinery in McPherson, Kansas. After a $60 million investment in a water treatment facility in 2015, CHS reports saving 1 million gallons of water daily by reusing treated wastewater. This process contributes to the stabilization of the Equus Beds aquifer. Two upcoming water-saving projects at the refinery have a combined projected cost of $4.5 million. In April 2022, CHS joined other agricultural leaders in supporting the Field to Market financing proposal. “In many cases,” the report states, “‘sustainability’ and ‘ESG’ are used interchangeably, reflecting our broad definition of sustainability and its impact on all aspects of our company and our status as a cooperative.”
  15. Abbott Labs. The drugmaker aims to positively impact the lives of 3 billion people annually by the end of the decade, which marks an increase of 1 billion from 2020. In 2022, Abbott Laboratories reported a 5% absolute reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions from a 2018 baseline. Abbott's target received approval from SBTi in September 2022. Eighty projects resulted in annualized emission reductions of 7,000 metric tons; 30% of Abbott's suppliers, in terms of emissions from purchased goods, services, and upstream transportation, have set science-based targets. SBTi approved Abbott's Scope 3 target that 82% of suppliers by emissions will have SBTi-approved targets by 2026.
  16. Coca-Cola. The beverage company replenished 159% of the water used in its finished beverages, returning 291 billion liters of water to nature and communities in 2022. The report mentions a 7% decline in absolute emissions since 2015, aligned with a goal of achieving a 25% science-based reduction target by 2030. The company's use of renewable electricity grew to 21% , from 12% in 2021. Coca-Cola reports that 64% of its priority ingredients have been sustainably sourced to the Leader standard of its Principles for Sustainable Agriculture. The sustainability report underscores Coca-Cola's focus on top-priority sustainability challenges that confront the company, its stakeholders, and communities, aiming to enhance their collective impact.
  17. Nucor. Nucor's Corporate Sustainability Report positions its Econiq steel products as a testament to the company's net-zero carbon steel ambition. Using renewable electricity and carbon offsets, Econiq steel has become part of General Motors’ own carbon-neutral ambitions. By 2023, Nucor anticipates a surge in the distribution of Econiq steel to its customer base.
  18. TIAA. Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association of America sets net zero targets of 2040 for Nuveen corporate operations and real estate and 2050 for its flagship annuity. Its climate report notes how the central banks’ Network for Greening the Financial System addresses risks of an abrupt carbon transition. Nuveen Natural Capital, TIAA’s farmland and timberland investment manager, has adopted a zero-deforestation policy.
  19. Mass Mutual. By 2030, Mass Mutual aims to minimize operational grh2eenhouse gas emissions by 72% from 2019 levels. A Climate Tech Fund with $100 million will assist companies combating climate change and by amplifying impact investing.

Prudential sustainability report page.

Sustainability covers workforce issues in the Prudential sustainability report.

  1. General Dynamics. The aerospace and defense contractor has cut CO2 emissions 24% since 2008 and reached a 10% reduction in both Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2019, on track to achieve a 40% reduction by 2034.
  2. HF Sinclair. The oil company envisions a rise in demand for renewable diesel and similar fuels in the near future. A strategic goal to decrease greenhouse gas emissions intensity reflects a broader commitment to a sustainable future aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  3. Occidental PetroleumWith the construction of the first extensive direct air capture plant underway in the Permian Basin and the provision of pore space capable of sequestering vast amounts of CO2, Oxy is at the forefront of sustainable innovation. The company boasts of having achieved Zero Routine Flaring in 2022, outpacing the World Bank’s 2030 target.
  4. Northwestern Mutual. In 2022, the insurer set a baseline carbon footprint and introduced its first report on Financial Stability Board TCFD disclosures. Corporate offices, spanning over 3.5 million square feet across three campuses, use recycled building materials and advanced building management systems (BMS) to boost energy efficiency. The company also reports a 47% reduction in CO2 emissions from reduced paper use.
  5. Travelers. Most of the insurer’s greenhouse gas emissions arise from office activities, mobile combustion and business travels. The primary climate-related concerns are tied to its property insurance business. Corporate real estate and procurement teams actively identify methods to operate efficiently, reducing environmental impact while being cost-effective. By 2030, Travelers aims to achieve carbon neutrality for owned operations. Employees have incentives for carpooling, and the company applies integrated waste disposal and water usage management practices.
  6. USAA. United Services Automobile Association’s sustainability practices, as described on its website, revolve around adopting environmentally friendly business methodologies. In 2022, the insurer recycled over 2 million pounds of waste materials, a 50% landfill waste reduction. Reducing paper use, 65% of members chose online document deliveries. The headquarters in San Antonio, Texas, achieved Energy Star certification and saves over 130 million gallons of water annually.
  7. Jabil. The manufacturing services provider has outlined a robust ESG strategy in its Sustainabity Progress report, targeting a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2045. The company aims for enhanced resource efficiency in water usage. Key performance indicators focus on growth, value creation, and long-term business resilience. The set objectives are targeted to be achieved by the end of fiscal 2026.
  8. Philip Morris. The tobacco company is transforming its business toward reduced-risk products. Its Integrated Report offers to show "the progress we are making toward a world without cigarettes." An ESG Highlights section covers responsible marketing, product innovation and environmental sustainability, while a TCFD report outlines results of a Climate Change Risk and Opportunity assessment and a KPI protocol document describes the company's Sustainability Index and ESG reporting priorities.
  9. NRG Energy. Goals encompass multiple scopes of greenhouse gas emissions, and the reference year is 2014 for these objectives. Recognized by SBTi for its ambitious climate goals, the utility boasts significant decreases in carbon intensity and CO2e emissions.
  10. Danaher. The medical and industrial products maker aims to enhance the quality of life and protect the environment for future generations. With a goal to cut Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse emissions by over half by 2032, Danaher is implementing decarbonization tools and initiating a global program to assess climate risks and opportunities, emphasizing the supply chain.
  11. Micron Technology. The semiconductor chipmaker has championed a “shift-left” mindset, making early improvements to reduce environmental impact. Since FY21, Micron has invested $200 million in diverse environmental initiatives, from advanced water treatment to greenhouse gas mitigation, with the goals of achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a 42% emission reduction by 2030 and 100% renewable energy adoption in the U.S. by 2025.
  12. Southern. The energy provider's Shareholder Sustainability Update presentation is organized in governance, environmental and social sections. Prioritizes clean energy, community engagement and sustainable operations. Georgia Power placed the first new U.S. nuclear plants in three decades into service in 2023, with another unit to come online by early 2024.
  13. Dollar Tree. The retailer emphasizes its commitment to energy efficiency, with 464 new stores adhering to its In-Store Energy Efficiency Standard. Its Environmental and Social Sustainability report states that 370,679 tons of materials were processed for recycling in 2022. A climate action plan aims for net zero emissions by 2050. Its $45 million energy efficiency upgrades in 2022 range from HVAC upgrades to Scope 3 vendor transportation emissions.
  14. Cummins.  A Sustainability Progress report marks the engine maker’s Planet 2050 strategy, targeting carbon neutrality by 2050. In 2022, the company reached a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to 2018. Cummins also addressed community water quality and the environmental impact of its products.
  15. Applied Materials. The semiconductor manufacturing supplier awaits SBTi validation for greenhouse gas targets. Having achieved 100% renewable electricity usage in the U.S., Applied Materials is making headway in global electricity adoption at 69%. Two significant targets are highlighted: reducing energy and chemical consumption per wafer by 30% by 2030, both from a 2019 baseline. A Design for Sustainability team is driving multiyear projects to achieve these goals, making positive strides in its 3x30 targets for energy consumption, chemical consumption and footprint intensity.
  16. EOG Resources. The oil and gas company stresses responsible extraction, environmental conservation and safety. An injection well, put in operation in 2023, captures and stores concentrated CO₂ emissions from natural gas.
  17. Macy's. A sustainability fact sheet tracks progress toward mitigating operational risks and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. In 2022, Macy's pledged to establish emission reductions in collaboration with SBTi. Central to the strategy is energy efficiency, employing tools like the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager. Macy's has 95 active solar sites in 2021 and electric vehicle charging in 49 locations.

Aerial view of forest road.

Stock forest images such as Lear's cover photo are sustainability report staples.

  1. Rite Aid. In a sustainability report and separate TCFD report, the pharmaceutical retailer emphasizes community health, ethical pharmacy practices and sustainable operations reducing its environmental footprint.
  2. Constellation Energy. The utility’s 2022 greenhouse emissions, encompassing all scopes, recorded a slight increase of 0.7% compared to 2021, primarily due to high natural gas usage in Texas. Despite the surge in Scope 1 emissions, the company remains committed to its vision of a carbon-free future, signaling a bounce back to prepandemic emission levels.
  3. Avnet. Stacy Mendez, the electronics distributor’s ESG director, notes the company’s shift to an integrated approach. The report follows GRI standards. With 50% of sites now certified under ISO 14001, improved data collection should provide a clearer understanding of the company’s environmental footprint. The 2021 data shows advancements in carbon emissions, water data, and waste data collection and introduces Scope 3 greenhouse gas accounting for employee commuting.
  4. Pioneer Natural Resources. The energy producer sees climate change as a pivotal concern and is determined to manage methane emissions and other greenhouse gas outputs from operations. The UN-convened Oil & Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP 2.0) framework and GTI Energy’s Veritas natural-gas emissions framework enhance transparency and accuracy in its reporting. A net zero plan will electrify field operations.
  5. Cleveland-Cliffs. The automotive steelmaker’ss five priorities are sustainability in steel, environmental commitments, empowering personnel, community outreach and maintaining integrity. It cites the Motor-Max product line for high-frequency motors as an innovation propelling the electric vehicle industry. The company presents itself as proactive in community engagements, risk mitigation and data tracking.
  6. Freeport-McMoRan. A drive to slash greenhouse gas emissions produced noticeable reductions in the Americas and Indonesia. The mine operator notes efforts to conform to the Global Industry Standard on Tailings Management and to integrate human rights impacts into assessments. Future plans center around water strategy development, with a 2023 pilot program to evaluate best practices and technology innovations.
  7. Oneok. The pipeline operator’s Corporate Sustainability report aims for a zero-incident culture that promotes the safety of its employees and communities. The company targets a 30% reduction in total operational emissions by 2030, equating to a 2.2 million metric ton reduction of combined Scope 1 and 2 emissions. A long-term business strategy looks to renewable energy and low-carbon investments to ensure sustainable growth and diversification.
  8. Hartford Financial Services. Hartford's Sustainability report details significant strides in greening the energy sector. Recognizing the opportunities in renewable energy, Hartford has aligned its goals with climate-related UN sustainable development goals. In 2021, the Hartford committed to investing $2.5 billion over five years in climate-friendly technologies and ventures, and $1.6 billion has been channeled into areas like clean transportation, green bonds and LEED-certified construction. Hartford's robust policy direction also saw them divest from coal and tar sands, and by the end of 2023, the insurer aims to further reduce public holdings in such areas by $48 million.
  9. Steel Dynamics. A Sustainability Update expresses pride in the steel producer’s sustainable methodology. Operating with environmental responsibility since its inception, the company boasts that its steel mills use electric arc furnace technology, focusing heavily on recycled materials. This ensures lower carbon emissions in producing steel products. Between 2020 and 2022, the company reintroduced a massive amount of ferrous and nonferrous scrap into the manufacturing cycle. In 2022, 82% of the materials in their steel mills were recycled ferrous scrap or internally produced iron.
  10. Sherwin-Williams. The paint producer shows how product innovation aligns with sustainability using a Sustainability by Design stage-gate process and supplier engagement enhancements. The definition of "sustainably advantaged products" has been sharpened, now pointing to products with third-party green chemistry or ecolabel recognition. A continuous improvement ethos drives Sherwin-Williams to further reduce carbon emissions and waste while amplifying renewable energy use.
  11. Genuine Parts.    The auto parts supplier’s 2017 Roadmap for Sustainability is a structured guide to aligning sustainability efforts. The roadmap has helped the company calculate its global carbon footprint, launch energy efficiency programs, boost electric vehicle initiatives and refine renewable energy procurement for their operations.
  12. PG&E. The utility supports California’s clean energy policies and considers renewable energy and storage as foundational. While Pacific Gas and Electric manages one of the largest investor-owned hydroelectric systems, its Corporate Sustainability report also highlights its natural gas-fired power plants and the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, which provides carbon-free energy.
  13. Wesco International. Elements of the electrical distributor’s policy align with ISO 14001:2015 environmental management standards. Key areas of focus include energy, emissions, waste and water. Sustainability Goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30% and decreasing landfilled waste intensity by 15% by 2030. 
  14. Murphy USA.  The gas station operator professes a belief in the ongoing role of oil and natural gas in the long-term energy mix, even as the world transitions under the Paris Agreement. To address these concerns, Murphy Oil has adopted a climate change position, endorsing goals like eliminating routine flaring by 2030 and aiming to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse emissions intensity by 15% to 20% by 2030. Murphy USA aims to improve the reporting of methane and flaring metrics, aligning with TCFD core elements.
  15. WestRock. The boxmaker states newly validated science-based  target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 27.5% by 2030. Its packaging sustainability progress is measured by CDP’s annual climate change questionnaire and adoption of the TCFD framework.
  16. International Paper. Strides toward the package maker’s Vision 2030 Goals include a 20% reduction in emissions between 2010 and 2022 and the conservation and restoration of 361,000 acres of forestland since 2020. Additionally, the report notes efforts in waste management and charitable contributions.
  17. Baker HughesThe oilfield services company’s report details a 28% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 CO2e emissions since 2019 and a 26% reliance on zero-emission electricity sources. Baker Hughes engaged in the Clean Energy Industrial Forum, emphasizing their role in the European clean energy industry.
  18. U.S. Steel.  A Climate Strategy Report presents a strategic roadmap towards a net-zero goal by 2050, setting an interim target for 2030 of a 20% reduction in intensity for Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions, using existing and future technologies. There is a strong emphasis on collaborations, supplier development, and the need for supportive governmental policies. U.S. Steel is actively exploring carbon-free electricity avenues and estimates a potential reduction of 3% to 6% in emissions intensity with shift towards electric arc furnace mills.
  19. Targa Resources. The natural gas distributor stresses efficient energy transportation, environmental safety and community partnership.
  20. Lear. The automotive seating and e-systems supplier underscores green materials and sustainable manufacturing; innovative design and technology; and workforce well-being.
  21. Halliburton. The oil and gas services company underscores eco-friendly exploration, operational safety and community involvement.
  22. Delek US. The refinery aims to cut Scope 1 and 2 emissions 34% by 2030. Its report discloses the impact of shut-down and divested refineries, freshwater consumption and expanded real-time Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems.
  23. Kimberly-Clark. The paper products company is working towards a 2030 target of cutting absolute greenhouse gas emissions by 50% for Scope 1 and 2 and 20% for Scope 3 emissions. The report marks progress in energy conservation, renewable energy generation and responsible material sourcing, including a 42% reduction in emissions and a 9.4% energy efficiency improvement since 2015.
  24. Whirlpool. The household name in appliances focuses on eco-efficient products, advanced resource-saving technologies and community engagement.
  25. Waste Management. The trash hauler’s services mitigate triple its greenhouse gas emissions, with a goal to quadruple this by 2038. They aim to reduce their direct Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42% by 2032 from 2021.
  26. American Electric Power. AEP's corporate sustainability report emphasizes their commitment to a cleaner energy future, with a goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2045, with updated reduction goals to cut GHG emissions by 80% by 2030. A 5-year capital plan allocates around $9 billion to invest in regulated renewables.
  27. Aflac. By 2030, the insurer aims to reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 75% from 2007 and source all electricity from renewable resources. The 2050 goal is to achieve net-zero emissions for Scopes 1, 2, and 3. Aflac pledges to provide consistent reporting. Aflac has LEED gold-certified buildings in the U.S. and Japan and plans to expand a solar array at its corporate office in Columbus, Ohio.
  28. DTE Energy. The gas and electric utility emphasizes renewable energy expansion by accelerating the transition to cleaner energy sources, infrastructure resilience and community engagement.
  29. Devon Energy. The oil and gas company's 2023 sustainability report emphasizes responsible production reducing greenhouse gas emissions, environmental care and safety.
  30. Exelon. The electric utility notes that the effects of greenhouse gas emissions will persist for decades. Exelon aims to reduce operations-driven Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions 50% by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, targets in line with the SBTi validation protocol.
  31. Western Digital. The computer storage company is ahead of schedule in terms of its SBTi-approved science-based targets, having reduced their net Scope 1 and 2 emissions 14% in fiscal 2022, surpassing a milestone of 8.4%. By 2030, the aim is to cut Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 42%, aligning with the objectives of the Paris climate agreement.
  32. Colgate-Palmolive. The consumer products company champions oral health education, sustainable sourcing and water conservation.
  33. BlackRock. A Sustainability Disclosure highlights the fund manager’s active role in shaping global sustainability reporting policies. BlackRock's engagements are based on its principles for robust climate-related disclosures and international policy initiatives ranging from the EU’s proposed supply chain due diligence obligations to the UK’s Green Finance Strategy. BlackRock remains actively engaged in developing standards and disclosure requirements for sustainable products.
  34. Principal Financial. The Principal engages all global operations in its climate action plans and has been tracking U.S. emissions since 2010. Significant strides were made in 2021 with the initiation of a global energy and greenhouse gas data collection project, allowing the reporting of global scope 1 and 2 emissions for all facilities. From its 2019 baseline, the insurer aims for a yearly 4.3% decrease in global scope 1 and scope 2 emissions.
  35. Corteva. A Sustainability & ESG Report focuses on sustainable farming innovation, biodiversity conservation and food security.
  36. Andersons. The agribusiness company's Sustainability Review follows the familiar environmenta, social and governance framework. A multifaceted approach, from grain to plant nutrient supply, covers responsible resource management, ethical trading and community support.
  37. Edison International. The utility has provided Southern California Edison customers with 45% carbon-free power. The company boasts one of the nation's largest energy storage portfolios and advises Edison Energy clients on renewable energy power. Edison’s aspiration is net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across Scopes 1, 2, and 3 by 2045, resonating with California's climate actions.
  38. Dominion Energy. A climate report highlights advancements toward methane reduction goals, aiming for net zero by 2050 and net zero greenhouse gas emissions across Scopes 1, 2, and selected Scope 3 categories.
  39. Booking. A Travel Sustainable program across multiple platforms has over 400,000 partners achieving the Travel Sustainable badge. The company's goal is for over half of 2027 bookings to be more sustainable. Efforts include displaying emissions for flight bookings, promoting electric taxis and filtering for electric/hybrid rental vehicles. Priceline witnessed a sharp rise in electric vehicle rentals, while Agoda held sustainability trainings in various regions and Kayak introduced its Less CO2 flight sorter globally.
  40. Quanta. The energy services provider underscores infrastructure resilience, workplace safety and sustainable Operations. Expertise in electric power, oil, gas, and telecommunications infrastructure positions Quanta Services as champions in supporting a connected and energy-efficient future.
  41. Expeditors. The logistics and freight forwarding company emphasizes efficient supply chain solutions, ethical business practices and environmental responsibility to ensures that goods move moved responsibly and sustainably across the globe.
  42. L3 Harris. The aerospace and defense technology company focuses on advanced innovation, ethical governance and global security solutions to ensure a safer and more connected world.
  43. DuPont. The chemical maker achieved a 2030 goal of 30% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions in 2022, eight years ahead of schedule. Renewable energy sourcing lept from 18% in 2021 to 57% in 2022. 
  44. Thor Industries. Prioritizing minimal environmental impact, the recreational vehicle maker emphasizes innovations such as electric and lighter RVs. Thor is committed to net-neutral carbon emissions by 2050, aiming for a 50% reduction in emissions by 2030.
  45. Viatris. Emerging from the combination of Mylan and Upjohn, Viatris underscores accessible healthcare, ethical sourcing and global health solutions. Viatris is a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and is committed to the compact's 10 principles related to human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption and supports the Sustainable Development Goals. Viatris' sustainability report heralds SBTi approval of 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets emphasizing water conservation and operational readiness during extreme climate events.
  46. Reinsurance Group of America. The life and health reinsurer emphasizes risk management, ethical underwriting and sustainable business practices. In a materiality assessment, internal and external stakeholders identified nine top-priority topics, including cybersecurity and access to responsible products.

Sunset image with ITW branding.

A sunset image extends the horizon for ITW's four-stripe branding.

  1. Illinois Tool Works.   ITW actively seeks to partner with environmentally minded suppliers and prioritize transparent goal-setting. Through a comprehensive approach, the fastener and equipment maker aims to have a lasting positive impact on the environment.
  2. Parker-Hannifin. The motion and control technologies company focuses on engineering excellence, sustainable solutions and ethical operations. Advanced engineering capabilities ensure that diverse industries operate more efficiently and sustainably.
  3. Borg-Warner. A global producer of combustion, hybrid and electric vehicle components, BorgWarner integrates innovation, sustainability and social responsibility into its business model. With initiatives in energy efficiency, emissions reduction,\ and workforce empowerment, BorgWarner drives the automotive industry towards a cleaner, more responsible future.
  4. Consolidated Edison. The utility emphasizes clean energy, sustainability and community investment in itss online report. Through initiatives ssuch as renewable energy expansion, emissions reduction, and robust community engagement, Consolidated Edison works to power a more sustainable, inclusive future.
  5. Ball. The packager traces its commitment to reducing carbon emissions, starting as early as 2004. Revised 2030 goals align with recommended global temperature limits, targeting a 55% reduction across their entire value chain. Ball states that it is diligently working on establishing a clear path to achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.
  6. Kellogg.  The food producer’s sustainability website ties conservation to its campaign to help end hunger and create Better Days for 3 billion people by the end of 2030.  Proceeds of a €300 million sustainability bond issue are allocated largely to circular economy programs such as recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging.
  7. Xcel Energy.  The electric utility and natural gas distributor is the first U.S. energy provider targeting 100% carbon-free electricity by 2050,  aligning with the Paris Agreement's goals to limit global warming.
  8. DCP Midstream. As a key player in the petroleum value chain, DCP Midstream's ESG strategy prioritizes sustainable energy transportation and storage practices, nurturing workforce diversity, upholding ethical business conduct and environmental health. 
  9. J.B. Hunt.  The trucking company’s report sets three core principles: trustworthiness of people, empowering technology and delivery capacity. Its sustainability report elaborates on a mission to construct the most efficient transportation network in North America. Their decisions prioritize positive ESG impacts, tackling climate change and enriching the communities in which they operate.
  10. Fidelity. As it provides technology solutions for merchants, banks and capital markets, Fidelity National Information Services powers sustainability. Initiatives include sustainable tech solutions, promoting diversity and inclusion, maintaining high business ethics, and a commitment to environmental health.
  11. Sempra.  The utility’s environmental guides efforts to protect the environment and minimize infrastructure project impacts. Sempra's deputy general counsel manages this policy, while biodiversity and water policies fall under the chief sustainability officer. Every quarter, an environmental committee shares best practices. In 2022, Sempra companies received 23 violation notices, representing 5% of inspection
  12. Corning. The specialty glass and ceramics maker outlines a bifurcated approach, footprint (direct impacts like carbon emissions) and handprint (indirect impacts such as facilitating vaccine distribution with their products). Its view of sustainability includes innovation and stakeholder expectations in areas like human rights, gender equity, and integrity. Corning states a commitment to decarbonizing energy, waste reduction, and resource conservation, particularly focusing on water scarcity.
  13. Ecolab. As a producer of water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions, Ecolab  prioritizes sustainable business practices, diversity, ethical standards and environmental conservation. 
  14. American Family Insurance. A materiality assessment formed the basis of AmFam's Sustainable Business Framework report on insurance practices, workforce diversity, ethical standards and environmental health. A focus area on Data and AI establishes inclusion and customer data guardianship as a pillar of innovation.
  15. Entergy. The electric power production and distribution company integrates environmental stewardship, corporate citizenship and governance within the sustainability rubric. An Integrated Report focuses on clean energy production, nurturing a diverse workforce, upholding ethical standards, and environmental conservation.
  16. Fluor. The engineering and construction firm’s Net Zero Progress Report tracks the progress of a Climate Action Plan to measure, plan, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a roadmap for Fluor's commitment to achieving net zero in 2023. Many energy reduction initiatives have already been approved and implemented. 
  17. Vistra. The power generation company highlights its system for tracking regulatory compliance, conducting internal audits and reporting any environmental incidents. In 2022, Vistra reported no significant spills or significant fines from potential non-compliance issues.
  18. Kiewit. Peter Kiewit Sons buids its builds its sustainablity foundation on eco-friendly construction methodologies, workforce diversity and inclusion, an ethical code and commitments to minimizing environmental impact.
  19. Republic Services.  The waste disposal comapany claims to be the first U.S. environmental services provider with an SBTi-approved emissions reduction goal toward a circular economy. The aim is to keep materials in circulation, thus reducing emissions and conserving ecosystems.
  20. Casey's General Stores.  The convenience store chain collects and analyzes data on energy use and emissions. Scope 1, 2, and some Scope 3 greenhouse emissions are calculated in alignment with the GHG Protocol standard. The company is also supporting the transition to a lower-carbon economy by installing EV charging stations. Fuel is blended with renewable components, and Casey’s aim to grow the sales of renewable fuels.
  21. Crown. Every plant in Crown Holdings' packaging network is geared towards reducing energy usage and achieving 100% renewable electricity by 2040. Strides in this area include solar facilities in Rudrapur and Dahej, India, that will significantly decrease reliance on non-renewable energy sources. Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced ahead of schedule and on track for more aggressive, SBTi-validated 2030 goals. Crown notes the sustainable nature of metal packaging and continuous endeavors to improve manufacturing efficiency.
  22. LKQ.  The auto parts supplier champions a circular economy through its focus on vehicle recycling and remanufacturing. By recycling end-of-life vehicles and their parts, LKQ plays a significant role in reducing carbon emissions and environmental waste. Emphasizing their position as the world's largest vehicle recycler, their operations promote energy savings and sustainability.
  23. Air Products & Chemicals.. The industrial gas supplier is investing in green and blue hydrogen projects, including the Saudi development Neom, the world’s largest green hydrogen energy project.  Air Products extended its Third by '30 goals for a one-third cut in CO2e emissions to its Scope 3 suppliers.
  24. Agco. The agricultural machinery company presents a harvest of eco-friendly manufacturing processes, a diverse and inclusive workforce, ethical business conduct, and a commitment to sustainable agriculture..
  25. Amphenol. In 2022, the automotive supplier achieved all its sustainable development goals, one reached three years ahead of its deadline. Additionally, Amphenol expanded reporting on Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions, set water withdrawal targets, assessed high-risk suppliers for sustainability alignment and increased environment, health and safety policy awareness among employees. 
  26. Ovintiv. On its sustainability website, the energy exploration and production company notes is a reduction of over 30% in their Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2019, aiming for a 50% reduction by 2030. Ovintiv is aligned with the World Bank Zero Routine Flaring Initiative and makes note of its inclusive work environment and family leave policy.
  27. Alcoa. As a producer of bauxite, alumina, and aluminum products, Alcoa prioritizes green manufacturing, fostering a diverse workforce, maintaining ethical standards, and actively pursuing climate action.
  28. Dick's Sporting Goods. The sporting goods retailer champions ESG issues in a Sustainability Performance Summary. The playbook promotes sustainable retail operations, fosters a diverse and inclusive workforce, upholds ethical standards and promotes environmentally friendly products.
  29. Eversource Energy.  Eversource Energy's ESG commitments include the provision of clean energy solutions, fostering workforce diversity, maintaining ethical conduct and taking decisive climate action.
  30. Community Health Systems. A major operator of general acute care hospitals, Community Health Systems outlines sustainable healthcare practices, diversity and ethical initiiatives and environmental impact.
  31. APA.  The oil and gas company envisions the future of energy not as a transition but as an expansion or evolution. Even under aggressive future energy scenarios, APA sees a substantial role for oil and gas in the global energy supply. Its sustainability report outlines its board’s ESG framework and its programs to end routine flaring, cut emissions and recirculate or recycle water.
  32. Ryder. The transportation and supply chain provicer delivers a package of eco-friendly operations, diversity and inclusion, ethical standards, and a commitment to reducing carbon footprints in its Corporate Sustainability report.
  33. Newmont. The gold mining company taps a vein of sustainability in responsible mining practices, promoting workforce diversity, upholding ethical standard and reducing environmental impact.
  34. VF. The apparel manufacturer and retailer (Dickies, The North Face, Timberland, Vans) conducted a climate risk assessment in FY22 and identified opportunities in regulation, supply chain volatility, changing consumer preferences and reputation. The VF Sustainability & Responsibility report voices supports for global environmental sustainability efforts and engages directly with policymakers.
  35. Chesapeake Energy. The oil and natural gas producer fuels a sustainable future through producing energy responsibly, promoting diversity and inclusion, maintaining ethical standards and reducing environmental impact.
  36. Apollo. The private equity firm recognizes both physical and transition risks and sees the mitigation of these risks as opportunities for their funds to lead in the energy and carbon transition. Apollo Global Management emphasizes conserving resources and reducing their environmental footprint while collaborating with employees and the broader sustainability community.
  37. Hess. The oil and gas company supports the Paris Agreement and has a goal to achieve net zero Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2050. Its sustainability report recognizes the challenge of balancing climate risks with the demand for reliable energy. Hess supports transparent carbon pricing to aid decarbonization. Its Low Carbon Transition Framework is consistent with TCFD guidance.
  38. Fidelity. An Environmental Sustainability Progress report is limited to the fund manager’s operations, documenting a decline in carbon emissions, non-recycled waste and water consumption at its Jacksonville, Florida headquarters. The company states a commitment to reducing emissions, investing in clean energy, and conserving resources. Since 2007, Fidelity has slashed its carbon dioxide emissions by 76%. ESG research and proxy voting are addressed in a Sustainable Investing section of its mutual fund website.
  39. Seaboard. The pork producer is committed to sustainable environmental practices across operations. By 2025, Seaboard aims to produce renewable natural gas, source all paper products from certified sources and to reduce diesel transport.  
  40. CF Industries.   The fertilizer producer emphasizes its use of natural gas over coal for reduced CO2 emissions. Since 2012, CF has invested heavily in safety and efficiency and reduced carbon emissions intensity by 16% from 2015 levels.
  41. W.R. Berkley. The insurer demonstrates its commitment to responsible business practices, diversity, and sustainability.
  42. Advance Auto Parts. Hazardous materials management takes a prominent role in the company’s Corporate Sustainability and Social report, which reports an A score in CDP’s annual climate change report. Environmental sustainability actions include waste and emissions reduction and resource conservation.
  43. Emcor. The facilities services and energy infrastructure company outlines sustainability, ethical governance and diverse workforce initiatives driving positive change in the communities they serve.
  44. Williams The natural gas pipeline operator and energy producer addresses current reliability and future clean energy endeavors, including hydrogen pilots. 
  45. American Tower The wireless infrastructure compaany is dedicated to sustainable operations, ethical governance and a diverse and inclusive workforce. Its ESG strategy aligns with a vision of enabling connectivity while also ensuring responsible environmental practices and community engagement.
  46. Huntington Ingalls. The shipbuilder and government contractor recycles large amounts of paper, cardboard, abrasives, batteries and metals. Environmental efforts also include reducing the consumption of city-provided water through system modifications.
  47. Eastman Chemical. The Kodak spinoff is evaluating its innovation portfolio by 2030, using a standardized sustainability assessment to inspire product innovations in sync with sustainable trends. 
  48. Toll Brothers. Elevating the luxury home building industry, Toll Brothers integrates sustainability, ethical conduct and workforce diversity into their core values.
  49. Weyerhaeuser.  The timber manager’s Sustainability Snapshot elaborates on its ESG foundation, improving business alignment and demonstrating positive impacts of its work, including cultural diversity. Its 3 by 30 program follows the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change path of rapid greenhouse gas cuts, a transition to low- or zero-carbon energy sources and materials and the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere. Key ESG metrics are now incorporated into executive compensation structures. 
  50. Dana.   A Sustainability and Social Responsibility report explains the automotive supplier’s e-propulsion system. Its expansive electrification portfolio has a global reach, with 65% of new business centered around clean-energy technologies,. Dana’s annual Sustainability Awards recognize teams for their environmental impact.

Owens-Corning home page.

On its home page, Owens-Corning states its purpose as "building a more sustainable future."

  1. Public Service Enterprise Group. In a Sustainability and Climate report, energy provider PSEG underscores renewable energy development, sustainable insrastructure and community engagement and well-being.
  2. MasTec. The construction services company aligns with the SASB engineering and construction services framework but has not published annual updates. A sustainability report covers sustainable infrastructure development, safety first and ethical business practices.
  3. Owens Corning. The roofing and fiberglass producer is updating goals for greenhouse gas emissions, water conservation and waste management, including new targets for water and waste while achieving and retiring some objectives. Endeavors align with specific UN sustainable development goals.
  4. Celanese. The engineered materials producer aims for a 30% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity by 2030 from a 2021 baseline. The company is ramping up renewable electricity consumption and evaluating low-carbon tech. An alliance with the Department of Energy’s Better Plants program targets a further 10% energy intensity cut for U.S. sites.
  5. Altice. In the telecommunications domain, Altice USA champions digital connectivity, sustainable operations and community empowerment to bridge digital divides, ensuring equal and responsible access to the digital world.
  6. Alaska Air. The airline began publicly detailing its climate impact in 2009 and has set clear goals for 2025 concerning carbon emissions, waste and water. Collaborative efforts across sectors and investments in novel technologies are deemed essential to achieve their goals.
  7. Diamondback Energy. The oil and gas exploration company targets reducing Scope 1 greenhouse gas intensity 50% and methane intensity 70% by 2024. Diamondback is on track to eliminate routine flaring by 2025 and boost recycled water usage. 
  8. Intercontinental ExchangeThe energy trading platform exercises sustainability oversight across board committees, with cybersecurity and climate-related risks under the purview of the risk committee and human capital issues handled by the compensation committee.
  9. WEC Energy. The utility’s Climate Report envisions a carbon-neutral future by 2050 and net-zero methane emissions by 2030. WEC presents its capital allocations for renewables and grid modernization and its deadlines to eliminate coal.
  10. Yum China. The fast food operator’s report aligns with the UN's 2030 agenda. By closely engaging with stakeholders and integrating risk management, Yum China aims to develop a sustainable value chain spanning suppliers, restaurants and communities.
  11. EnLink MidstreamThe pipeline operator’s website promotes natural gas as a cleaner, more efficient fuel source and its role in decreasing CO₂ emissions, even as its production in the U.S. grew 91% between 2005 to 2021. EnLink positions itself as pivotal in this green transformation, with 90% of its business driven by natural gas.
  12. Olin. The chemical company approaches energy conservation via zero gap technology, hydroelectric power and modernized systems. A robust recycling program for water, nickel, metal and plastic includes brine recycling in Texas and heat energy recycling.
  13. Fifth Third Bancorp. The lender tracess its climate-related financial disclosures to 2010. Fifth Third is an active participant in the CDP disclosure system and has consistently included an environment section in annual reports. The bank has surpassed its renewable energy targets and has set a new 10-year, $100 billion environmental and social finance objective.
  14. Coterra Energy. Recognizing its greenhouse gas emissions, Coterra is actively working towards CO2 and CH4 reduction through innovative technology. Real-time emissions data analysis aids in pinpointing high-emission sources. A 77% reduction in methane intensity from 2019 to 2021 indicates dedication to environmental impact reduction.
  15. CenterPoint Energy. In the energy sector, CenterPoint Energy focuses on renewable energy integration with cleaner energy sources, reliable service and community safety,
  16. CommScope. The communication network solutions provider emphasizes digital connectivity, sustainable innovations and ethical governance.
  17. Avery Dennison. An ESG website, "Sustainability at Avery Dennison," links to a series of Integrated Sustainability and Annual Reports. The manufacturer produces eco-friendly products for various industries. Its 2030 targets reduce absolute scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 70% from a 2015 baseline.
  18. Arconic. The fund manager, a 2023 Apollo Funds acquisition, associates environmental stewardship with innovative solutions for a greener planet. Climate change considerations are woven into risk management plans. Arconic's goals encompass a 30% reduction in greenhouse emission intensity and a 10% drop in energy intensity by 2030. An ESG at Arconic web page was briefly relabled "ESG and Sustainability at Arconic," then taken down.
  19. Commercial Metals. The steel and metal manufacturer breaks down its sustainability report into governance, environmental, social and data transparency sections. "As we prepared this year’s sustainability report, one word kept coming to mind: Impact," writes CEO Barbara R. Smith. Initiatives span production, recycling and operational efficiency, and include a "Scrap Can Be Beautiful" contest with a Dallas arts magnet school.
  20. Autoliv. The automotive supplier stresses environmental sustainability from sourcing to product disposal. The company highlights its major environmental impacts such as greenhouse emissions and waste generation. Autoliv updated its climate strategy in 2021, aiming for carbon neutrality in its operations by 2030 and net-zero emissions in their supply chain by 2040.
  21. Huntsman. The industrial chemical manufacturer’s greenhouse gas intensity stood at 0.414 metric tons CO2e per ton of sold product. The company engages with suppliers to reduce emissions throughout the value chain and aspires for suppliers to set carbon-neutral goals by 2027.
  22. Chipotle Mexican GrillThe restaurant chain presents its recycling initiatives and a 13% reduction in direct greenhouse gas emissions, targeting a 50% drop by 2030. Beyond their operations, they engage with communities and supply chains for a broader sustainability impact.
  23. LPL Financial. The investment company evaluates financial products against its Sustainable Investing policy standards and provides advisers with financial resources and metrics. An Environmental Stewardship policy guides business travel emissions and the environmental impacts of their offices. Annual assessments help devise strategies for reduced energy use and emissions. LPL's efforts include reducing waste, especially paper consumption across the firm.
  24. Arthur J. Gallagher. The Chicago insurer aims to be eco-friendly, reducing carbon footprint due to its airport proximity. Its headquarters accommodates 1,800 employees with such features as treadmill desks, a fitness center and a cafe offering healthy options.
  25. Dover. The diversified manufacturer presents an ESG overview on its sustainability web pages with the themes of innovative solutions, operational excellence, and sustainable manufacturing. Dover also publishes indices aligned to the SASB reporting framework and GRI standards and summarize the results of our climate scenario analysis in a TCFD Index.
  26. ODP. The Office Depot holding company focuses on quality products, sustainable solutions and customer-centricity.
  27. Boise Cascade. In the wood products and building materials sector, Boise Cascade emphasizes sustainable forestry, quality production and efficient distribution in a commitment to responsibly sourcing wood and delivering top-notch building solutions.
  28. Wabtec. Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies is expanding its ESG goals for a more sustainable approach benefiting all stakeholders. Climate action commitments aim to reduce Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, disclose their full value chain's Scope 3 emissions and set targets for material Scope 3 emissions.
  29. ON Semiconductor. ON has committed to cutting greenhouse emissions with a net-zero target by 2040. Despite a minimal increase in total energy use, the chipmaker managed a reduction from 2021 levels. ON invested significantly in energy conservation and monitored wastewater discharge to ensure compliance.
  30. Oshkosh. The emergency-response and construction vehicle maker has reduced normalized greenhouse gas emissions by 32% since 2014, manufactured emission-free units, reduced CO2 emissions and engaged in diversity and safety programs. Oshkosh recycles a majority of its non-hazardous waste. 
  31. Old Republic. As a diversified insurance company, Old Republic International focuses on risk management, customer-centric solutions and ethical governance.
  32. Zoetis. The animal care company developed a carbon neutrality roadmap and assessed energy and carbon at major sites, identifying numerous energy efficiency projects and making progress in sourcing renewable electricity. Travel-related emission dashboards and campaigns promote sustainable travel and reduce commuting emissions. 
  33. Marathon Oil. The oil exploration and production company innovates and reduces carbon emissions through sustainable energy production, environmental stewardship and operational safety.
  34. Ingredion. The ingredient solutions provider emphasizes sustainable sourcing, nutritional innovation and eco-friendly production.
  35. PPL. The utility aims for net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, with significant reduction milestones set for 2035 and 2040. Its report shows substantial progress in reducing carbon emissions by 57% from 2010 levels. Plans to retire significant coal generation and replace it with cleaner energy resources are underway.
  36. Bed Bath & Beyond. The retailer formerly known as Overstock.com explored renewable energy for fulfillment centers and introduced a recyclable packaging material program. The corporate headquarters features energy-producing solar panels, electric vehicle charging stations and LEED gold certification. Its Environmental Sustainability report is housed in an online ESG site titled "our promise."
  37. Rockwell Automation. The industrial manufacturer integrates energy management automation and AI to assist customers in their transition to net-zero emissions.  The Sensia joint venture with Schlumberger aids in carbon capture and sequestration applications. Rockwell collaborations have led to developments like a hydrogen-powered zero-emission vessel, the Energy Observer, with advanced energy management systems.
  38. XPO Logistics. XPO focuses on energy consumption efficiency, greenhouse gas emission reduction and overall resource management. Key strategies include fuel-efficient routing, eco-driving techniques for drivers and compliance with environmental laws. 
  39. Ameren. The electric utility seeks to balance energy provision with environmental conservation. Recognizing the contribution of greenhouse gases to climate change, Ameren commits to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The approach includes expanding renewable energy sources, promoting electric transportation and achieving significant reductions in various emission categories since 2005.
  40. First American Financial. First American Financial's greenhouse gas inventory accounts for office energy usage, business travel and employee commuting. Energy consumption in owned facilities dropped by 15% in 2022 due to improved efficiencies.
  41. Avantor. Specializing in products and services for professionals in the life sciences and advanced technologies sectors, Avantor underscores science innovation, sustainable operations and ethical supply chains.
  42. Genworth Financial. Having updated its environmental policy in 2022, Genworth remains focused on minimizing its environmental impact. Recognized with a management B score in its CDP assessment, Genworth has reduced its Scope 2 emissions by 1,867 MT CO2e, primarily through technology upgrades in the data center in Lynchburg, Virginia.
  43. EQT. The natural gas producer integrated its risk management approach in alignment with TCFD recommendations. With its Exeter Property merger came an increase in climate risk exposure for real estate assets. To ensure resilience, EQT Exeter began physical climate risk assessments for its managed portfolio. Eight portfolio companies received SBTi validations. EQT continues to invest in sustainable businesses such as InstaVolt and Candela.
  44. Landstar System. The logistics provider quantifies greenhouse gas emissions as a precursor to adopting reduction strategies, adopting the GHG Protocol's Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard and sharing emissions data with the Climate Disclosure Project. A majority of Scope 3 emissions stem from trucks owned by independent third parties. Landstar's mobile app aims at minimizing idling and empty miles.
  45. Knight-Swift Transportation. Capital investments in new fleet equipment provide the latest tractor and engine efficiencies. By 2022, 85% of their initiative to integrate start-stop idle reduction tech in Knight and Swift tractors was completed, with full completion projected for 2024. The company has tested hydrogen fuel trucks. Participation in the Department of Energy’s SuperTruck III program and other battery-electric vehicle deployments aim to understand the operational challenges of these technologies. A 15-year commitment to the EPA’s SmartWay program addresses carbon emission reduction in freight chains.
  46. Par Pacific. Par Pacific emphasizes sustainable energy, operational safety and community commitment to maintain safety standards and reduce environmental impacts in energy production and distribution.
  47. Albemarle.  . The chemical manufacturer details contracts for renewable energy in North America, Chile, and China and efforts to reduce electricity use, transition to e-mobility and launch a photovoltaic plant. Plans fpr net-zero operations by 2050 involve strategies such as increasing renewable energy use.
  48. Watsco. The HVAC distributer commits to transitioning towards low-carbon, high-efficiency units. Sales of Energy Star products rose 14% in 2022. On its environmental website, Watsco highlignts its carbon accounting system to track emissions, LED lighting systems and optimized delivery routes. For ESG details, the investor relations site includes a governance page.
  49. KKR. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts has been actively tracking and reducing its greenhouse gas footprint, achieving carbon-neutral operations since 2019. Several offices achieved LEED gold certification. For upcoming projects, KKR is eyeing LEED, BREEAM or Fitwel certifications.
  50. Equinix. The interconnection and data center company champions digital connectivity, energy-efficient data centers and responsible resource use to connect businesses directly and securely with minimal environmental impact.

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