EPA climate leaders now 200 partners strong, eight companies establish new GHG reduction goals

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EPA welcomes 51 new partners as Climate Leaders, breaking the 200 mark. In addition, eight companies took the next step in the partnership by announcing new greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions goals. Together, EPA's Climate Leaders represent more than ten percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product and have pledged to prevent estimated GHG emissions equivalent to nine million cars annually.

'EPA's Climate Leader partners are proving that businesses don't need to break the bank to do what's good for the environment,' said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson. 'These leading companies are reducing their climate footprints in cost-effective ways.'

Climate Leaders, launched in 2002, is a voluntary program that works with companies to measure greenhouse gas emissions and to set aggressive long-term emissions reduction goals. The partners represent a wide range of industries in all 50 states. 

The eight companies that are announcing aggressive new greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals are: Baxter International Inc., Deerfield, Ill.; Burt's Bees Inc., Durham, N.C.; Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J.; Cherokee Investment Partners, Raleigh, N.C.; Cisco Systems Inc., San Jose, Calif.; Deere & Co., Moline, Ill.; Millipore Corp., Billerica, Mass.; and Petaluma Poultry, Petaluma, Calif.

The 51 companies that are joining Climate Leaders as new partners are:

AGM USA, Tempe, Ariz.;
American Packaging Corp., Rochester, N.Y.;
Ash Grove Cement Co., Overland Park, Kan.;
Berry Plastics Corp., Evansville, Ind.;
Bluebonnet Electric Co-op., Bastrop, Texas;
Boise Paper, Boise, Idaho;
Capital One Financial Corp., Richmond, Va.;
Clements Environmental, Los Angeles, Calif.;
Coca-Cola Enterprises, Atlanta, Ga.;
Evelyn Hill Inc., New York, N.Y.;
Freescale Semiconductor Inc., Austin, Texas; 
FXFOWLE Architects, PC, New York, N.Y.;
Grand Canyon North Rim, LLC, Page, Ariz.;
Greenstar North America, Houston, Texas;
GXS, Gaithersburg, Md.;
Harbec Plastics, Ontario, N.Y.;
Harrah's Entertainment, Las Vegas, Nev.;
HydroPoint Data Systems Inc., Petaluma, Calif.;
LSI Corp., Milpitas, Calif.;
Monadnock Paper Mills Inc., Bennington, N.H.;
MOSAIC, Cheverly, Md.;
MWH Global Inc., Broomfield, Colo.;
Nicholas Earth Printing, LLC, Houston, Texas;
One Boston Place LLC, Boston, Mass.;
PHH Arval, Sparks, Md.;
Pizza Fusion, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.;
Potomac-Hudson Engineering Inc., Readfield, Maine;
PrintFast, LLC, Roselle Park, N.J.;
Progressive Environmental & Safety, Overland Park, Kan.;
Prudential Services Limited, Lansing, Mich.;
Publix Super Markets Inc., Lakeland, Fla.;
Pure & Gentle Soap, Seguin, Texas;
Puronics Inc., Livermore, Calif.;
Ram Offset, White City, Ore.;
Rizco Design, Manasquan, N.J.;
Rockwell Automation, Milwaukee, Wis.;
Schering-Plough Corp., Kenilworth, N.J.;
Scout Real Estate Capital, LLC, Nantucket, Mass.;
Sid Richardson Carbon and Energy Co., Fort Worth, Texas;
SKF USA Inc., Norristown, Pa.;
Smithfield Foods Inc., Smithfield, Va.;
Teradata Corp., Miamisburg, Ohio;
The Boeing Co., Chicago, Ill.;
The Clorox Co., Oakland, Calif.;
The Mosaic Co., Mulberry, Fla.;
The Tidewater Group, York, Maine;
True Manufacturing Co. Inc., O'Fallon, Mo.;
Wafertech L.L.C., Camas, Wash.;
Wells Fargo, San Francisco, Calif.;
Western States Envelope Co., Butler, Wis.;
Wilton Armetale, Mount Joy, Pa.

For the complete list of Climate Leaders partners and GHG goals.

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