12/10/2010 9:21:29 PM

Climate Counts Scorecard Released

A big shout-out to Nike for earning the top score for the third straight year from our friends at Climate Counts, a nonprofit that tracks the commitment of 150 top companies to action on climate change. The newly released scores for 2010 show an overall improvement of 14% over 2009, showing a growing interest among businesses to address the issue.

In addition to Nike, other sector leaders include:

  • Airlines: Southwest Airlines
  • Apparel: Nike
  • Commercial Banks: Bank of America
  • Beverages/Beer: Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Consumer Shipping: UPS
  • Electronics: Hewlett-Packard
  • Food Products: (tie) Stonyfield Farm, Unilever
  • Food Services: Starbucks
  • Hotels: Marriott
  • Household Products: L'Oreal
  • Internet/Software: Microsoft
  • Media: General Electric* 

In support of its annual release of scores, Climate Counts has launched a Striding Shopper campaign, challenging consumers to make their holiday purchases from companies scoring over 50 total points. In addition this holiday season, Climate Counts' free iPhone app is featured in New York City's Wired Store through the end of the year.

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