Energy/Climate Action

PCPC and our member companies are aligned in our understanding of the immediate and potential long-term impacts of climate change and its effect on our planet, the natural environment and well-being of society. Members are committed to reducing their energy consumption, transitioning toward lower-carbon or renewable sources of energy, and ambitiously cutting their CO2 emissions while implementing mitigation, adaptation and resilience strategies.

Many of PCPC’s larger member companies have committed to the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)We Mean Business Coalition and RE 100 and report annually to CDP.

Science-based targets (SBTs) are designed to limit global warming to well below 1.5° C and prevent the worst impacts of climate change. Today, more than 900 companies across a variety of sectors have committed to setting SBTs.

We Mean Business Coalition is a group of nonprofit organizations collaborating globally to accelerate an inclusive transition to a net-zero economy. The seven founding partners – BSR™, Ceres, CDP, CLG (Corporate Leaders Group) Europe, Climate Group, The B Team and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) – work with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change, and deliver initiatives and activities central to driving business ambition, action and advocacy.

RE 100 is a global corporate renewable energy initiative that brings together hundreds of large businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, is a nonprofit that provides a global system for companies, cities, states and regions to measure, disclose, manage and share carbon emissions and other material environmental information.

Many of PCPC’s member companies have set ambitious goals to be carbon neutral or net positive and aim to play a leading role in the transition to a low carbon economy in support of the Paris Agreement, limiting global temperature increase below 1.5° C.

PCPC aims to share best practices among our membership to help advance the management of carbon emissions across the sector, including through webinars on related topics such as an introduction to SBTi and CDP.