Kao joins The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism

Kao joins The Climate Pledge co-founded by Amazon and Global Optimism

THE WHAT? Kao has signed The Climate Pledge, a commitment co-founded by online retailer Amazon and environmental advocacy group Global Optimism.

THE DETAILS As a signatory Kao agrees to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis, implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement.

It will also take action to neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040. This is 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement on climate change.

To achieve its global goal, Kao is accelerating its carbon reduction pathway by transitioning to non-fossil fuels, implementing measures to further reduce the environmental impact of its products across the entire lifecycle, and proactively introducing innovative technologies.

THE WHY? The signing of the pledge is said to underline Kao’s global commitment to reduce its carbon emissions to be net-zero by 2040.

To achieve its global goal to reduce its carbon emissions to be net-zero by 2040, Kao is accelerating its carbon reduction pathway by transitioning to non-fossil fuels, implementing measures to further reduce the environmental impact of its products across the entire lifecycle, and proactively introducing innovative technologies.

Dave Muenz, Managing Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, ESG, Kao, “In order to achieve the goals set by our Kirei Lifestyle Plan, we are fully committed to becoming net-zero carbon by 2040. Beyond our own efforts, we believe that strong alliances and partnerships make all the difference. By signing The Climate Pledge, we are part of a meaningful network of some of the world’s largest and most important companies that act today for a better tomorrow.”

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