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68 RE100 companies have made a commitment to go '100% renewable'. Read about the actions they are taking and why.
The IKEA Group is a home furnishing company with 336 stores in 28 countries. The company has committed to produce as much renewable energy as the total energy it consumes in its buildings by 2020. Alongside Swiss Re, IKEA Group is a founding partner of the RE100 campaign.
The Swiss Re Group is a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Its global client base consists of insurance companies, mid-to-large-sized corporations and public sector clients. Recognising the business risks associated with climate change, Swiss Re is motivated to drive a low carbon economy and has a goal to use 100% renewable electricity by 2020. Alongside IKEA Group, Swiss Re Group is a founding partner of the RE100 campaign.
Adobe is a multinational software company based in the US. The company is committed to powering its operations and the digital delivery of its products entirely with renewable electricity by 2035 as one of five ambitious goals that will contribute to a low-carbon, sustainable future.
alstria is one of the largest real estate companies in Germany. Having moved towards 100% fossil-free electricity in 2013, the company has a RE100 goal to roll out 100% renewable electricity across its entire portfolio by 2016.
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business that focuses on the discovery, development and commercialisation of prescription medicines. The company is committed to doing its 'fair share' to protect the planet and to keeping employees safe and healthy. AstraZeneca has a goal to source 100% renewable electricity globally by 2025, with an interim target of 100% in Europe and the US by 2020.
Autodesk is an American multinational software corporation with a RE100 goal to source 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2020.
Aviva is a British multinational insurance company providing savings, retirement, insurance, health and asset management products and services. The business is working to increase the amount of renewable electricity it purchases for its operations globally, and has a RE100 goal to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2025.
Biogen is an international biotechnology company based in the United States, developing and delivering innovative therapies for those living with serious neurological, autoimmune and rare diseases. The company has been working for years to drive operational efficiencies and currently buys renewable energy certificates equal to all of its electricity across its value chain. It is now also working to engage its supply chain and source renewable power more directly.
Bloomberg LP, through its unique technology, delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world. Based in the US, the company is committed to renewable energy and sustainable business practices, and has set a goal to become 100% renewable by 2025.
BMW Group is a German automobile, motorcycle and engine manufacturer with a global market. Aspiring to be the most sustainable company in the automotive industry, the business is intensifying its efforts to produce more electricity in-house and source locally generated renewable energy. BMW is committed to procuring 100% of electricity from renewable sources for its operations and has an interim target to source more than two thirds of its electricity from renewables by 2020.
BROAD Group is a Chinese developer of air conditioning units, combined cooling-heating-power projects, fresh air systems, and factory-made sustainable buildings, with products in more than 80 countries. The company has a RE100 commitment to source 100% of all its operations by 2025.
BT’s purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. As one of the world’s leading communications services companies, BT serves the needs of customers in the UK and in more than 170 countries worldwide. BT has put sustainability at the heart of its business, and its 2020 goals include ambitions to procure 100% renewable electricity globally.
CaixaBank is Spain’s leading bank by market share, operating in retail banking and insurance, while also holding investments in international banks and prominent services companies. The bank is among the most sustainable in the world according to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, and also received a 100A score in the CDP’s ‘The Climate A List’. It has a goal of becoming carbon neutral and sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2018. Around 98% of all the electricity consumed by CaixaBank is already from renewable sources.
Coca-Cola Enterprises manufactures, markets and distributes Coca-Cola products in Western Europe. The company has committed to power all of its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2020.
Colruyt Group is a Belgian retail corporation, consisting of a family of sister companies including the Colruyt stores. The group employs over 28,000 people. Colruyt Group has put the environment at the heart of its business model by generating renewable energy, by making its product range more sustainable, and by the maintenance of a sustainable personnel policy . The company has already met its RE100 goal of sourcing 100% renewable electricity. Now it aims to achieve 100% self-produced renewable electricity by 2020 – and is already 25% of the way there.
Commerzbank see climate change as a global challenge and recognize that decisive action from the finance sector is required to address it. They have designed a climate changes strategy that aligns existing activities with their vision for a low carbon future.
Crédit Agricole Group is one of the largest banking groups in Europe, and the biggest contributor of loans and advances to the French economy. It supports its 52 million customers’ projects in France and around the world through its universal customer-focused retail banking model, based on cooperation between its retail banks and their related business lines. Crédit Agricole Group has set a goal to use 100% renewable electricity in its global operations by the end of 2016.
Dentsu Aegis Network is committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2020. The U.K.-based company recognises that de-coupling carbon from growth will allow it to become resilient to resource scarcity and price fluctuations.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company delivering innovative solutions across health, nutrition and materials. The business has an interim RE100 target to source 50% of its purchased electricity from renewables by 2025, and is aiming to be 100% renewable at the earliest subsequent opportunity.
Elion is one of China’s top 100 private enterprises that puts managing natural sources at the heart of its business model.
Elopak is an international supplier of paper based packaging solutions for liquid food, and is the first packaging and first Norwegian company to join RE100. It has a target to use 100% renewable electricity by 2016.
Equinix is a global interconnection and data centre provider, committed to using 100% power across its global operations. The company has set an interim goal of sourcing 50% renewable electricity (against a 2015 baseline) by 2017.
FIA Formula E is the first electric single-seater championship, showcasing that electric vehicles can be fast, fun and safe. Its cars run on 100% renewable power. The success of the championship is helping to change the image of electric vehicles and demonstrate that they are the vehicles of the future.
Based in Switzerland, Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of fragrances and flavours, and the first company of its kind to join RE100. Givaudan already has a vision on how to make a positive difference in the way it sources, innovates, produces and partners. Now, it is exploring ways to source more of its electricity from renewable sources of energy.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. The company recognizes the key role it can play in addressing climate change by deploying capital to low-carbon solutions including renewable energy. It has set a RE100 target of being 100% renewable by 2020.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world. Google is committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity and has an interim target to triple its renewable energy purchasing by 2025.
H&M, the popular swedish fashion retailer, has a commitment to reach 100% renewable wherever possible, with an interim target to achieve 80% in 2015.
HP Inc., a global leader in printing and personal systems, has made a RE100 commitment to use 100% renewable energy to power its electricity. The company has set an interim goal of sourcing 40% renewable electricity by 2020.
Headquartered in the US, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. is a leading innovator of products that consumers taste, smell, or feel in fine fragrances and beauty, detergents and household goods, foods and beverages. The company is committed to procure 100% of its electricity from renewable sources in the shortest practical timescale possible and as financially feasible.
Infosys is an Indian multinational corporation that provides business consulting, information technology, software engineering and outsourcing services. It has set a RE100 goal to go 100% by 2018.
Based in the Netherlands, ING is a global financial institution meeting the needs of a broad customer base comprising individuals, families, small businesses, large corporations, institutions and governments. ING is currently among leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ‘Banks industry’ group and is committed to powering all of its operations 100% with renewable electricity by 2020.
Interface, Inc.is a leading manufacturer of carpet tile and has committed to operating its factories on 100% renewable electricity by 2020. Based in the U.S., the company is already sourcing 84% renewable energy across its global operations – including both electricity and thermal energy.
Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest and most broadly-based health care company, and its mission is to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives. Recognising the intrinsic link between a healthy environment and human health, the company wants to play its part in addressing climate change and has set a RE100 target to power all of its facilities with renewable energy by 2050.
Irish building materials company Kingspan aims to run its 80+ global manufacturing facilities on 100% renewable power on an aggregated basis over its estate by 2020. Having already achieved net zero energy at its head office in Ireland in 2012 through the use of solar panels, it is on target to achieve 50% renewable energy across the Group in 2016.
KPN is a Dutch landline and mobile telecommunications company that believes switching to renewable energy consumption is one key way to address climate change. All of KPN's electricity has come from renewable sources of energy since 2013.
La Poste is the leading mail service operating in France, and is also involved in more than 40 countries. The company has the biggest fleet of electric vehicles in the world, and aims to power this and all other operations with 100% renewable energy by 2020.
Land Securities is the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK. The business is committed to purchasing 100% of its electricity from renewable sources as part of its ambition to be a sustainability leader, recognising the need to transition to a low carbon economy.
Marks and Spencer is a major British multinational retailer and an advocate of effective, proportionate and fair regulation on climate change issues. M&S is committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity across its global operations and is already '100% renewable' in the U.K. and R.O.I..
Mars has made a commitment to conduct business in a way that is good for the company, good for people and good for the planet.
Microsoft, based in the U.S., is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and organization on the planet to achieve more. The company has been 100 percent powered by renewable energy since 2014.
Nestle are committed to climate change leadership and have set targets to reduce direct greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of product by 35% since 2005, by 2015. Increasing renewable energy will be used to support this goal.
NIKE, Inc. is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. NIKE, Inc. is committed to reaching 100% renewable energy.
Nordea is the largest financial services group in the Nordic and Baltic region, with a leading position in corporate and institutional banking as well as in retail banking and private banking. It is also the leading provider of life and pensions products in the Nordic countries. The company has a goal to become 100% powered by renewable electricity across all its operations and is working to set a pathway to achieve this.
Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 90 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care, and experience and capabilities to help people defeat other serious chronic conditions: haemophilia, growth disorders and obesity. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk has set a RE100 target to source 100% renewable power at all production sites by 2020.
Pearson, the world’s largest education company, provides a range of education products and services that help people everywhere aim higher and fulfil their true potential. The company has been 'climate neutral' since 2009, an approach it has renewed and refreshed every subsequent year. As part of that commitment it has a policy to only purchase the electricity it uses in its buildings from renewable sources, something it first achieved in 2012 and has maintained ever since - making it 100% renewable.
Royal Philips is a diversified health and well-being company, operating in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. The company's philosophy is that “prevention is better than cure”, and it sees renewable energy as an important step in curbing emissions and tackling climate change. Philips has made a commitment to powering 100% of its operations with renewable electricity by 2020.
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide. Based in the US, the company has a short-term goal to source 30% of its energy from renewable by 2020 with a long-term goal to power its plants with 100% renewable energy.
Belgian telecommunications company Proximus has already met its RE100 goal of sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy – a decision that was taken to support its carbon emission reduction strategy. The switch to renewables is helping the company to work to sustantially reduce its carbon emissions.
RELX Group is a publishing and information company, operating in the science, medical, legal, risk, marketing, financial, and business sectors. The company has set a RE100 goal to source 100% renewable energy by 2020, with an interim target of 50% by 2015.
Salesforce is a CRM software solutions and enterprise cloud computing company that believes the cloud should be powered by clean sources of energy. Salesforce is committed to increasing the percentage of renewable energy powering its global operations and reaching its goal of sourcing 100% of renewable electricity.
SAP is a multinational enterprise software corporation based in Germany that strives to ‘help the world run better and improve people’s lives through use of their services. The company has already reached its RE100 goal of powering all facilities and data centers by 100% renewable electricity in 2014.
Sarasin is committed to acting in a sustainable way in all areas of their business. This requires embedding sustainable thinking into the corporate culture. Increasing consumption of renewable energy is part of delivering their high level goals on the ground.
SAVE S.p.A. Group is an Italy-based holding company managing Venice (VCE) and Treviso (TSF) Airports. It is also part of Valerio Catullo of Verona villafranca S.p.A, the company managing the airports of Verona Villafranca (VRN) and Brescia (VBS). SAVE S.p.A is working to reduce its environmental impact by adopting sustainable technologies and investing in energy efficiency. To help deliver on this, the company is committed to using 100% renewable electricity across all its operations and this target was reached in 2016.
SGS is a multinational inspection, testing, verification and certification company that believes they must manage business growth in tandem with environmental, social and economic impacts on society. The company has set a RE100 goal to be 100% powered by renewable energy by 2020.
Sky plc is Europe's leading entertainment company, serving 21 million customers across Italy, Germany, Austria, the UK and Ireland. Sky offers a broad range of content and innovative new technology designed to give customers a better TV experience. Sky already sources most of its electricity from renewable energy, and aims to go '100% renenwable' by 2020.
Starbucks is a global coffee company committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality Arabica coffee. As part of RE100, Starbucks is exploring ways to further increase its use of renewable electricity as part of its global energy mix.
Steelcase is a US based manufacturer and a global leader in its industry. It has a portfolio spanning architecture, furniture and technology products and services. For Steelcase investing in renewable energy means taking steps to recognize its own environmental impacts while helping grow an industry that will ultimately lead to a cleaner energy future. In 2014, the company expanded its renewable energy investments equivalent to 100% of its global electricity consumption.
Swiss Post operates in the communication, logistics, retail financial and passenger transport markets. Sustainability is a core value and a fixed component of the company’s vision and strategy. Swiss Post is opting for technologies based on renewable energies and since 2008, it has obtained 100% of its electricity from renewable sources. Since 2013, Swiss Post covers 100% of its electricity requirements with “naturemade basic” certified renewable energy from Switzerland.
Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile manufacturer, producing a range of commercial and passenger vehicles as well as defence and homeland security vehicles. The company has set itself the goal of using 100% renewable energy across all its own operations.
TD Bank Group, the first Canadian company to join RE100, has sourced renewable electricity equivalent to 100% of its global operations since 2015. The company is committed to leading on the environment and to being carbon neutral.
Tetra Pak is a Swedish food processing and packaging company committed to powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2030, with an interim goal to reach 80% by 2020.
Switzerland-based UBS is a leading global financial services provider with a long track record of addressing environmental and energy challenges, determined to support its clients in preparing for success in an increasingly carbon-constricted world. The company’s RE100 goal is to be 100% powered by renewable energy by 2020, which will reduce its greenhouse gas footprint by 75% by compared with 2004 levels.
Unilever is a British-Dutch multinational consumer goods company that believes sustainability and emission reduction must be achieved in tandem with its brand growth. Already 100% renewable in Europe and the US the company has set an interim target to source 100% of its electricity purchased from the grid from renewables by 2020, with a view to sourcing 100% of its energy from renewables by 2030.
Finnish company Vaisala is a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, providing a comprehensive range of innovative observation and measurement products and services for chosen weather-related and industrial markets. Vaisala has a RE100 goal to become 100% powered by renewable electricity by 2020.
Voya Financial helps Americans plan, invest and protect their savings — to get ready to retire better. The company is committed to conducting business in a way that is environmentally and economically responsible, and as part of these efforts, Voya has purchased clean, emission-free wind energy credits equal to 100% of its electricity usage since 2007.
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) is a global retailer operating 11,532 stores under 72 banners in 28 countries and e-commerce websites in 11 countries. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. As part of RE100, Wal-Mart is committed to sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy. The company aims to produce or procure 7,000 GWh of renewable energy globally by the end of 2020.
Workday, Inc. is a global provider of enterprise cloud applications. The company has purchased an amount of renewable electricity that is equivalent to 100% of its global consumption since 2008, and is now planning to supplement with on-site and off-site generation.
YOOX Group S.p.A is an Italian internet mail order retailer of multibrand clothing and accessories. The group has set a RE100 goal to obtain 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2020.