ING has joined RE100 and committed to procuring 100% renewable electricity by 2020 for all its operations worldwide.
ING joins other influential global companies in the global campaign and strengthens the business voice for bold climate action at a critical time, with COP21 climate talks in Paris now well underway.
“This move sends a signal both internally and externally that we are serious about doing what we can to combat climate change,” said Roel Louwhoff, Chief Operations Officer and Management Board Banking sponsor of the ING Environmental Program.
“We’ll continue to look critically at where we can improve and take an aggressive approach to meet our direct footprint goals.”
The renewable energy ING will use encompasses electricity generated from renewable sources such as wind, solar power, geothermal, hydropower and biomass.
ING has been climate neutral since 2007 by offsetting emissions, and the company has set targets to reduce its CO2, waste and water footprint all by 20% by 2020 as part of an Environmental Program established to reduce its direct environmental impact.
RE100 now has 47 companies including Adobe, Alstria, Autodesk, Aviva, Biogen, BROAD Group, BT Group, Commerzbank, DSM, Elion Resources Group, Elopak, Formula E, Givaudan, Goldman Sachs, Google, H&M, IKEA Group, ING, Infosys, J. Safra Sarasin, Johnson & Johnson, Kingspan, KPN, La Poste, Land Securities, Marks & Spencer, Mars Incorporated, Microsoft, Nestlé, Nike, Inc., Novo Nordisk, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Proximus, RELX Group, Salesforce, SAP, SGS, Starbucks, Steelcase, Swiss Re, UBS, Unilever, Vaisala, Voya Financial, Walmart and YOOX Group.