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The Climate Pledge Announces 86 New Signatories Including Procter & Gamble, HP, and Salesforce, Which Are Committing to Achieve Net-Zero Carbon by 2040 or Sooner

September 20, 2021 at 6:00 AM EDT

More than 200 global businesses, including three new signatories in India, have now joined The Climate Pledge and are pursuing ambitious carbon-reduction activities, including mobilizing their supply chains to tackle climate change

Together, Pledge signatories generate over $1.8 trillion in global annual revenues and are expected to collectively mitigate 1.98 billion metric tons of carbon emissions annually by 2040 from a 2020 baseline

INDIA—September 20, 2021—Today, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that more than 200 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. The 86 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge include Procter & Gamble, HP, Salesforce, ASOS, and Nespresso. Gaining momentum in India, The Climate Pledge also sees three new signatories from India – UPL Limited, Greenko Group, and GODI – joining the existing Indian signatory, Infosys Limited. Pledge signatories in total generate over $1.8 trillion in global annual revenues and have more than seven million employees across 26 industries in 21 countries. By achieving net-zero carbon by 2040, current Climate Pledge signatories are expected to collectively mitigate 1.98 billion metric tons (BMT) of carbon emissions from a 2020 baseline, representing 5.4% of global annual emissions —demonstrating the collective impact The Climate Pledge is having in addressing climate change and prompting more action to tackle the climate crisis.

Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis.
  • Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies.
  • Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.

“I believe that now, more than ever, companies like Amazon have an obligation to lead the fight for our planet,” said Andy Jassy, Amazon CEO. “But, solving this challenge cannot be accomplished by one company; it requires all of us to act together, and it’s one of the reasons we’re so excited to announce that more than 200 businesses have joined us in signing The Climate Pledge—a commitment to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early.”

Many of the new Pledge signatories are making significant progress toward reducing their carbon emissions. Since 2010, Procter & Gamble has reduced its absolute emissions across global operations by 52%. The company has also increased its purchase of renewable electricity by 97% and partnered with consumers to make sustainability effortless at home with products like Tide and Ariel, which have helped reduce carbon emissions by 15 million tons through cold-water washing. Procter & Gamble recently announced an ambition to reach net-zero emissions across its operations, transportation, and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040.

Earlier this year, HP released a series of bold climate commitments, including a goal of achieving net-zero emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases across the company’s entire value chain by 2040, as well as a 50% absolute reduction by 2030 compared to 2019. Additionally, Salesforce recently introduced new climate commitments that will be integrated in supply chain contracts to help suppliers reduce their carbon emissions.

“At UPL, we believe that sustainable agriculture has the ability to feed the Earth’s growing population more plentiful, nutritious food while using less land, water, and energy resources than ever before. UPL’s OpenAg strategy is helping drive our approach to sustainability. By identifying and partnering with stakeholders throughout the food system that share similar sustainability goals and complementary approaches, we can unlock possibilities that no single actor could achieve on their own. In joining The Climate Pledge, UPL is reinforcing its commitment to sustainability, to collaboration, to learning, and to leadership in our industry. We are excited, and inspired, to join a community that will share knowledge, ideas, and best practice,” said Jai Shroff, Global CEO, UPL Ltd.

“Addressing climate change effectively requires collaboration across industries and credible science-based actions,” said David S. Taylor, chairman of the board, president, and CEO of The Procter & Gamble Company. “P&G has made significant progress over the past decade and we know we must do more. The task ahead is urgent, difficult, and much bigger than any single company can solve alone. P&G is proud to join The Climate Pledge as we work together to preserve our shared home for generations to come.”

“The urgency of the climate crisis demands that we take bold action to protect our planet, and The Climate Pledge is another step in the right direction,” said Enrique Lores, president and CEO of HP Inc. “HP has committed to some of the most comprehensive and aggressive climate actions in the technology sector, and we are driving this agenda across our product and service portfolio, operational footprint, and broader value chain to maximize our impact. We have a huge opportunity to power the future growth of our business while creating a more sustainable future.”

Businesses have long contributed to the effects of climate change, but deep cuts in emissions of greenhouse gases could stabilize increasing temperatures. This is why urgent, ambitious action by companies around the world is needed. The 201 Climate Pledge signatories, which have committed to net-zero carbon by 2040 or sooner, are uniquely positioned to rise to the challenge of addressing climate change and helping to create the low-carbon economy of the future.

“As a leading renewable energy company with an operational portfolio of 7.2 GW and a pipeline of 15 GW of wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage assets spread across 15 states in India, Greenko is proud to be joining The Climate Pledge and making the commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040 — 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Greenko will continue to build upon its hallmark of environmental stewardship, through greenhouse gas mitigation, climate risk management, conservation and restoration of habitats, as well as circular economic approaches,” said Anil Kumar Chalamalasetty, Founder, CEO and MD, Greenko Group.


“Climate change is a serious threat of our times, and needs bold steps by companies to come together and look for solutions. GODI has been following carbon neutral processes in several ways since its inception. GODI is committed to manufacture Lithium-ion cells, Sodium-ion cells and Supercapacitors, and Recycling of used batteries into a valuable materials stream returning to the Giga-scale battery cells production in a closed-loop supply chain for the first time in India for cleaner & greener transportation (Electric Vehicles) and renewable Energy Storage System (ESS) applications. GODI is ambitious to become India’s first Giga-factory with carbon-neutral processes by 2023. We are excited to join Amazon and other signatories of The Climate Pledge and look forward to strengthening our resolve for greener technologies and products,” said Mahesh Godi, Founder and CEO, GODI India Pvt Ltd.

“We are in a climate crisis. Salesforce believes that business is the greatest platform for change, and we consider the environment a key stakeholder. That’s why Salesforce is proud to join The Climate Pledge to accelerate and scale business climate action to drive meaningful change. Every company has an important role in the fight to save our planet," said Suzanne BiDianca, Salesforce’s chief impact officer. "We’re committed to bringing the full power of Salesforce to create a sustainable future by accelerating the world's largest businesses to net-zero; sequestering as much as 100 gigatons of carbon through conserving, restoring, and growing 1 trillion trees; and energizing the ecopreneur revolution.”

Today’s announcement responds to the findings of the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which underscores the need for increased urgency in addressing the climate crisis. Unless there are immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, limiting warming to close to 1.5 degrees Celsius or even 2 degrees Celsius will be out of reach.

“The recent report released by the IPCC is the starkest warning yet that the systems supporting human life are reaching tipping points and that the window of time to act decisively is narrowing,” said Christiana Figueres, the UN’s former climate chief and now founding partner of Global Optimism. “This wake up call from science must be faced with courage and conviction. In this light, it’s encouraging that 86 more companies – some of the largest household names in the world – are now joining The Climate Pledge, committing to accelerate their actions to tackle climate change in a timely fashion, and playing their part in building a low-carbon economy. I look forward to the fruits of the leadership we will see from this collective of 200 signatories that are now part of The Climate Pledge.”

Amazon and Global Optimism welcome the new signatories that have committed to The Climate Pledge:


  1. Accenture
  2. Advansor A/S
  4. Aico
  5. AmpUp
  6. Arrow Sky Media
  7. ASOS
  8. AutoBrush
  9. Aviva
  10. Balloon One
  11. Boma Jewelry
  12. Brown Thomas Arnotts
  13. BT Group PLC
  14. Canva
  15. CarbonCure
  16. CBRE
  17. Clean Energy Feuls
  18. Concentric Advisors
  19. Costain
  20. Crown Holdings Inc.
  21. Cundall
  22. De Bijenkorf
  23. Deloitte
  24. Diligent
  25. Dimagi
  26. Edmund Bell
  27. Enfuce Financial Services
  28. ECONYQ Technologies Ltd.
  29. FAN Courier
  30. Fileni
  31. Flooglebinder
  32. Geotab Inc.
  33. GSK
  34. Glovo
  35. GoCodeGreen
  36. GODI
  37. Greenko Energy Holdings
  38. GRM Consulting Ltd
  39. HP
  40. Holt Renefrew
  41. Intertape Polymer Group
  42. Keltbray
  43. KnowBe4
  44. Landsec
  45. Lighthouse
  46. Linney
  47. Logicompany3
  48. Logitech
  49. Mahou San Miguel
  50. Medoola
  51. Midstream Lighting
  52. Mighty Buildings
  53. Mohawk Group
  54. mydollarbills
  55. NDB Inc.
  56. Nespresso
  57. Neuron Mobility
  58. Ogury
  59. Omni Logistics
  60. Palo Alto Networks
  61. pema elektrotechnik gmbh
  62. PortXchange
  63. Primafrio
  64. Procter & Gamble
  65. Relais Colis
  66. Rider Levett Bucknall UK Ltd
  67. Sabey Data Centers
  68. SAITECH Limited
  69. Salesforce
  70. Scania
  71. Selfridges
  72. Sulmara
  73. The Dragon Group
  74. The Lamington Group
  75. Treedom
  76. trilefa
  77. Tunley Engineering
  78. Turntide Technologies
  79. UPL
  80. UrbanX Renewables Group
  81. Vanquish Carbon Advisors
  82. VMware
  83. WIMB Lifestyle
  84. WPP
  85. Xero
  86. Zenergi

Information about all 201 signatories that have committed to The Climate Pledge and the actions they are taking to decarbonize their businesses is available at The Climate Pledge website, including:

UPL Ltd. is a global provider of sustainable agriculture products and solutions, bringing biologicals and traditional crop protection solutions to more than 138 countries around the world. UPL is reimagining sustainability through our OpenAg focus. With farmers at our centre, we are building a network that redefines the way the entire industry thinks and works – open to innovative ideas and new answers as we strive to make every single food product more sustainable.

Greenko Group
Greenko Group is a leading renewable energy company with an operational portfolio of 7.2 GW and a pipeline of 15 GW of wind, solar, hydro, and energy storage assets spread across 15 states in India. Greenko is developing multiple utility-scale, long-duration pumped storage projects across India to deliver cost-effective renewable power to the public and private sectors to help them meet their climate change commitments. To decarbonize hard-to-abate industrial use cases, the company produces and supplies Zero-Carbon-Molecules. With a core belief in inclusive development, Greenko also actively contributes to local development and community programs. The hallmark of Greenko’s environmental stewardship is GHG mitigation, climate risk management, conservation and restoration of habitats, and circular economic approaches.

GODI is an innovative organization focused on research and development (R&D), and Giga scale Manufacturing (Indigenous Gigafactory) and Recycling of sustainable green energy storage technology. The company is committed to achieving a zero-carbon footprint by promoting and adopting environmentally benign technologies in the fastest and safest possible way. In this domain, GODI is a first-of-its-kind company based in India that is innovating across all verticals of energy storage technology. GODI has India’s largest R&D house with a large team of scientists and engineers, with vast expertise in electrochemistry, material science, thermal engineering, and advanced manufacturing. The company’s efforts are to develop ground-breaking materials with unique cell chemistries, superiorly engineered Li-ion cells, Na-ion cells and Supercapacitors by using environmentally friendly electrode making processes and Recycling of spent batteries towards a carbon neutral Giga-scale manufacturing.

Earlier this year, HP Inc. released a series of bold climate commitments. By 2040, the company’s entire value chain—from operations to products to global supply chain—will achieve net-zero emissions of carbon and other greenhouse gases, including a 50% absolute reduction by 2030 compared to 2019. Overall, HP is focused on accelerating strategies intended to decouple growth from carbon emissions and resource consumption, drive innovation, and transform design and business models. These include print and computer as a service, sustainable materials, supply chain collaboration, investments in renewable electricity, and advances in product energy efficiency. 

Procter & Gamble (P&G)
P&G serves 5 billion consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands. In 2007, P&G established its first goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from its manufacturing facilities. P&G has expanded and accelerated these efforts to address GHG emissions across the life cycle of its products and operations. Since 2010, the company has reduced absolute emissions across global operations by 52%, increased purchase of renewable electricity by 97%, and partnered with consumers to make sustainability effortless at home with products like Tide and Ariel that have helped reduce 15 million tons of carbon through cold water washing. P&G recently announced they are accelerating progress with an ambition to reach net-zero emissions across its operations, transportation, and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040. This net-zero ambition reaffirms P&G’s priorities to reduce emissions now, with the tools available today, while innovating toward a greener future.

As the world’s No. 1 customer relationship management (CRM) platform, Salesforce believes business is the greatest platform for change, and it considers the environment a key stakeholder. From its suppliers and its customers, to its technology and its brand, Salesforce uses its biggest levers of influence as agents for change in the greatest and most high-stakes challenge ever—the climate emergency. Salesforce’s sustainability initiatives focus on the global journey to net-zero emissions, mobilizing the global effort to see an additional trillion trees on Earth, and protecting and revitalizing the world’s oceans. With Sustainability Cloud, Salesforce helps companies accelerate to the path to net-zero, get a single source of truth, and quickly take action on their carbon emissions data. As a co-founder of the global platform UpLink, Salesforce helps connect more than 10,000 ecopreneurs around the world as they develop the next generation of innovative solutions to drive sustainability. As a participant of the UN Global Compact and the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Salesforce is helping lead the global movement to align business to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and build a safer, more equal, and sustainable future for all.

About The Climate Pledge
In 2019, Amazon and Global Optimism co-founded The Climate Pledge, a commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040. Now, 201 organizations have signed The Climate Pledge, sending an important signal that there will be rapid growth in demand for products and services that help reduce carbon emissions. For more information, visit

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After securing the landmark Paris Agreement in 2015, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac formed Global Optimism to build new narratives and support campaigns and partnerships with the unabashed ‘can-do’ attitude that is now required from all of us, to bring about the transformation the Paris Agreement demands. We build partnerships and campaigns with leaders willing to invest in the choices required to meet the goal of halving global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, eventually reaching net zero by 2050 and forging a nature positive economy. For more information visit