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Scoring Big Business on Climate Leadership

Posted Aug 24 2008 5:09pm
Climate Counts has released its annual scorecard rating companies on their commitments to fighting global warming . The checklist itself, which evaluates the companies' commitments to understanding their own footprints, reducing them, and promoting policies that encourage the same, is available here .

Taking first place with 82 points out of a possible 100 is Nike. Once notorious for its labor practices, the company has apparently turned around when it comes to the environment. Other high scorers include General Electric and Stonyfield Farm.

Fast food chains dominated the low end, with Wendy's and Burger King scoring zero points each. Yum Brands, parent company of KFC and Taco Bell, outscored them by one point. As if there weren't enough reasons to avoid fast food already...

A quick news item: we've introduced new formatting and content on Our Projects , the section of our website that details where your money goes when you donate to us. The new content aims to be more straightforward and transparent about the projects and what they do to reduce or prevent greenhouse gas emissions. Take a look!
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