The fight against climate change is a fight for everyone, from individuals to businesses, national and local governments.
Among many leaders driving change towards a 100% renewable energy future, find these 156 major global companies—each of whom have pledged to go 100% renewable in the near future.
Look for your trusted bank, service, or a favorite brand, and see when and how each of them are working to meet their goals below.
(via RE100, a collaborative global initiative committed to 100% renewable energy)
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.
Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. In April 2018, Apple achieved 100% renewable electricity powering its global facilities across 43 countries. Apple is also helping its manufacturing partners lower their carbon footprint, working with them to install more than 4 gigawatts of new clean energy worldwide by 2020.
eBay is a multinational e-trading company that connects millions of buyers and sellers around the world – aiming to create a more sustainable form of commerce. eBay has committed to 100% renewable energy in its electricity supply by 2025 at its data centers and offices.
Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. The company is committed to powering connectivity with the smallest footprint possible, and set a goal of reaching 50% clean and renewable energy in its electricity supply mix for its data centers in 2018, which it achieved a year early. Facebook has a goal to run its entire operations on 100% renewable energy by 2020.
General Motors is a global automobile manufacturer that produces vehicles in 30 countries. The company plans to meet the electricity needs of its 350 operations in 59 countries with renewable energy by 2050. This goal, along with the pursuit of electrified vehicles and responsible manufacturing, is part of the company’s approach to strengthening its business, improving communities and addressing climate change.
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 is on course to reach this goal in 2017.
H&M, the popular swedish fashion retailer, is working to achieve 100% renewable power by 2030 and is currently sourcing more than 90% of its electricity consumption from renewable energy.
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.
Johnson & Johnson
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.
Kellogg, a leading maker of breakfast cereals and snacks, has joined RE100 with a goal to achieve 100% renewable electricity by 2050, aligned with its commitment to reduce its direct greenhouse gas emissions by 65%. Having already achieved 20% renewable electricity through contracts with local utilities in Europe and the U.S. that are bringing more renewables to local grids, the company has an interim target for reaching 40% by 2020.
The LEGO Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of creative play materials, and wants to make a positive impact on the planet and the children who will inherit it. Since 2012 the LEGO Group has invested approximately USD 890 million in offshore wind power. In May 2017 the company joined RE100 and achieved its ambition to balance 100% of its energy use with energy from renewable sources.
Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. The company achieved its goal of covering 100% of its operations’ electricity consumption, including electric vehicle charging, with renewable electricity in Q4 of 2018.
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. Mars has a target to source 100% renewable electricity by 2040.
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.
Nestlé 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_._
Proctor & Gamble
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 20% of its electricity from renewables by 2020 with a long-term goal to power its plants with 100% renewable electricity by 2030.
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.
T-Mobile US, Inc. is an American wireless network operator delivering services to over 70 million people, and redefining the way that consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The company is committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity by 2021.
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.
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 by 2025. The company aims to produce or procure 7,000 GWh of renewable energy globally by the end of 2020.
Though many of the strategies and programs these companies use to meet a 100% renewable energy goal are custom designed for their needs, that isn’t always the case. Many of them are using renewable energy programs available to you—even individual renters and home owners. See how you can tap into a solution for clean energy in your own home without any added costs here.