Driving support and advancement of our sustainability goals

Advancing Our Goals through Collective Action

We align with several charters that support and advance our sustainability goals.

CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion 
The largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace, representing more than 1,600 CEOs and presidents. 

Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Advanced Cooling (AC) Challenge
The AC Challenge urges governments, companies, and other stakeholders to make, sell or install super-efficient air conditioner or cooling solutions that are smart, climate-friendly and affordable. It is a call to action to recognize that access to cooling improves health, productivity, economic growth, and education. 

Climate and Clean Air Coalition HFC Initiative
Under the HFC Initiative, coalition partners support the development of HFC inventories and studies, information exchange on policy and technical issues and demonstration projects to validate and promote climate-friendly alternatives. We also support technologies and various capacity-building activities to disseminate information on emerging technologies and practices to transition away from high-global-warming potential HFCs and minimize HFC leakages. 

Digital Climate Alliance
An ad hoc private-sector coalition focused on spearheading U.S. policy and legislative engagement efforts around the building nexus between digitalization and corporate sustainability.

The Climate Group’s initiative to bring together companies to commit to doubling their energy productivity. There are more than 123 member companies to date.

EP 100 Cooling Challenge
EP100 members commit to identifying ways of cooling their operations as efficiently as possible — optimizing the contribution of efficient, clean cooling in meeting their energy productivity goals.

Global Human Rights Policy
Many of the standards set forth in our Human Rights Policy align with basic working conditions and human rights concepts advanced by international organizations such as the International Labor Organization and the United Nations.

OneTen Coalition
Founding member of the coalition of more than 30 business leaders committed to training, hiring, and advancing one million Black Americans over the next ten years.

Paradigm for Parity
A coalition of business leaders, board members and academics who are committed to addressing the gender gap in corporate leadership.

The Climate Group’s initiative to bring together companies to commit to procuring 100% of their electricity consumed from renewables to accelerate change toward a zero-carbon grid – with more than 280 member companies to date.

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)
An international organization working with governments, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) — which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030 — and the Paris Agreement — which calls for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to limit climate warming to below 2 degrees Celsius. 

Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures
The TCFD supports a transition to a low-carbon economy, more efficient allocation of capital and an improved dialogue between investors and companies. 

The Cool Coalition
A global multi-stakeholder network that connects governments and the private sector to finance, academia, and civil society groups to facilitate knowledge exchange, advocacy and joint action toward a rapid global transition to efficient and climate-friendly cooling.

The Three Percent Club
A collaboration of governments, the private sector, and financial institutions that commit to working together to put the world on a path to 3% annual efficiency improvement.

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Plants Challenge Partners
Partners who join the Better Plants Challenge provide additional transparency around their market-leading strategies, actions, and results — to help other organizations replicate their success. To date, over 40 leading industrial organizations have stepped up to the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Better Buildings, Better Plants partners have saved more than $5.3 billion in cumulative energy costs, representing approximately 12% of the U.S. manufacturing energy footprint. 

WEConnect International
WEConnect International certifies and connects women-owned businesses to global, corporate buyers. 

We Are Still In
An organization of more than 3,951 groups — including businesses, mayors, county executives, universities, faith groups and investors — that have committed to standing by the Paris Climate Agreement and working to meet its goals. 

We Mean Business: Commitment to Reduce Short-Lived Pollutant Emissions
A coalition of companies that agree to include measurement of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in their GHG accounting and reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs). We also engage stakeholders in supply chains to reduce SLCPs, promote best practices and showcase successful efforts. 

We Mean Business: Adopt a Science-Based Emissions Reduction Target
Leading businesses recognize the opportunity — and the imperative — to be part of the zero-carbon transition. By setting bold, ‘science-based’ emissions reduction targets, companies can future-proof growth by ensuring their plans for carbon reduction meet the level of ambition needed to limit the increase in global average temperature in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.