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Giants pledge emissions cut

091214_consumergoods.jpgUnilever and Coca-Cola, two of the world’s biggest companies, have launched a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the $1,000bn global consumer goods industry by changing the behaviour of customers and suppliers. Other multinationals, including PepsiCo, Kimberly Clark and Alcoa, are expected to join the initiative, according to one executive involved. It reflects the pressure on big companies to be seen to act responsibly in the face of climate change. Muhtar Kent, chairman and chief executive of Coca-Cola, said: “I have brought all my suppliers together for a two-day meeting and told them: ‘This train is leaving the platform’.”Unilever also said it had stopped buying oil from an Indonesian company, PT Smart, amid Greenpeace allegations that its plantations destroyed forests. Image: More…

News selected by Covalence | Country: Global | Company – Ethical Quote link: Unilever, Coca-Cola Co., PepsiCo, Kimberly Clark, Alcoa  | Source: Sky News

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