RETHINK BUSINESS: How Addressing Climate Change Can Improve The Bottom Line (21 pages)

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WWF-CANAdA

How Addressing Climate Change

Can Improve The Bottom Line

KEY LEARNINGS

About Climate Savers

Key Learnings

The Climate Savers program is one of WWF’s
key global platforms to engage business in
climate change management. developed in
1998, Climate Savers mobilizes companies to
face the challenge of greenhouse gas (GHG)
reduction and dispel the myth that sustain-
ability is a threat to profit. Today, some of
the world’s largest and most respected
companies are WWF Climate Savers, helping
to advance policy and transform the market
towards a low-carbon economy and sustain-
able future. The Climate Savers program
continues to grow and provide benefits to
participating companies, including positive
Return on Investment (ROI) on GHG reduction
and an enhanced reputation. WWF-Canada
engages those Climate Savers companies
that are headquartered in Canada or are
Canadian subsidiaries of global companies
that have signed on to the program.

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abOUT WWF’S CLImaTe SaVerS PrOgram

“WWF’s Climate Savers program includes a who’s who of

the business world, including corporations such as Johnson

& Johnson, Ibm, and nike. Fairmont is pleased to join this

exclusive group of responsible organizations by becoming a

fully accredited member of the Climate Savers program.”

– brian richardson, Vice President, marketing, Fairmont Hotels & resorts

Some of the GHG reduction solutions that have been successfully

implemented by the Climate Savers companies focus on:

• Energy efficiency in manufacturing of products
• Energy efficiency within organizations and their facilities
• Fuel-switching and increased use of energy cogeneration
• Conversion to renewable energy supplies
• Transport efficiency
• Energy-efficient products, measurement tools and services
• Financing schemes for energy efficient innovations

By the end of 2010, WWF Climate Savers companies will have

collectively reduced GHG emissions by an estimated 50 million tons
since the program’s inception. This amount is equivalent to the annual
emissions of Switzerland. By challenging companies to lead their
industry in carbon efficiency, WWF Climate Savers program contrib-
utes to the transition to a sustainable energy future, and to the goal of
keeping global warming well below 2°C, in line with WWF’s mission.

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