Share your goals with the world

Take your energy and sustainability programs to new heights.

Companies with publicly-stated energy- and carbon-reduction targets innovate and advance.

And, according to recent research, they see value beyond efficiency and cost reduction.


It’s time to make a commitment.

Let's get started.

A question to put you on the right path.


Do you have a publicly-stated energy and/or sustainability goal?

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Yes, we've staked at least one claim

You need gear for a more technical climb. Connect to the 2020 Resource Center to stay on course and meet your goals.

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NO, and goal setting isn’t a priority for us

It’s not for everyone. We get it. However, track your progress against your peers so you don’t get left in the dust.

Check Progress

It's time to gear up.

The process is different for every company. Some take a helicopter to the peak to announce their goals—then backtrack to get what they need--while others start out well-equipped from basecamp.

You’ll need a few specific resources for your goal-setting journey no matter which path you choose.

Where do you want to go now?

Where to next?

Congratulations! You've got everything you need for a successful journey!

Sponsors

To not only set but follow through on sustainability goals requires organizational commitment — not just a handful of invested employees. Get buy-in and alignment before the expedition begins.

Maps & Logs

You have to know where you are to determine where you want to go. And once your current coordinates are mapped, you can plot a new, viable course.

Provisions

Be prepared for whatever enters your path on the way to setting a target. Before you disclose, stock up on reporting essentials and understand how you’ll be measured along your journey.

You've Arrived!

All the preparation and training has paid off. You made it to the top of the summit. Now announce your target to the world and listen for the cheers to echo back at you!

Facilities | Operations

Your operational teams often have your best intel when it comes to energy and sustainability trail conditions.

Finance | Legal | Communications

Key stakeholders are going to be on the lookout for potential risks; head them off at the pass by involving them early and often.

CEO | CFO | Board

Success ultimately hinges on advocacy and support at the highest levels of a company. This ideally includes an executive sponsor.

Fortunately, there are a handful of standard reporting frameworks that organizations can adopt, which dictate what and when information is shared. Examples include CDP, GRI, and DJSI.

Each framework has an area of emphasis, specific deadlines and associated benefits. Use resources like this to find the best one for you.

There are many associations like these that will provide parameters for and help verify the progress toward your goal. The standard that is best for you largely depends on what you want to achieve.

An evolution of "why?"

Companies that have made or are considering public commitments have a different view of the drivers for energy and carbon-reduction initiatives.

Have made public commitments Environment Customer/investorexpectations Brand awareness Competitive advantage 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Have not made public commitments

Maps & Logs

Enterprise-wide energy use and a greenhouse gas inventory are standard reference points.

Chart depicting natural gas costs over time

Most companies are already taking steps to improve efficiency and sustainability — projects that will have an immediate impact on progress toward commitments.

Lighting Upgrades
Lightbulb
Battery Storage
Battery
Enterprise Energy Management
Cloud
Power Purchase Agreement
Wind Turbine

A clear view of baselines and work in progress will inform timelines and help set markers along the path to track headway.

Mountains
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Trees
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Group of three hikers entering a trail
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Entrance to hiking path
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Silhouettes of campers
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Man and a dog
Work desk with notebook
Top of the mountain
Hiker on top of the mountain