Apple Among Leading U.S. Companies to Back New White House Initiative

Apple Among Leading U.S. Companies to Back New White House InitiativeThe White House, Secretary of State John Kerry and senior White House officials announced plans on Monday to host thirteen prominent companies for a meeting of national and, ultimately, global importance.

Administration officials invited to the gathering some of the largest companies from across the American economy who “are standing with the Obama Administration to launch the American Business Act on Climate Pledge.”

According to a statement from the White House, the companies include: Alcoa, Apple, Bank of America, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Cargill, Coca-Cola, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, Google, Microsoft, PepsiCo, UPS, and Walmart.

In short, the companies are standing with the President to help reach the “achievable goal” of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate change is a global challenge that demands a global response, and President Obama is committed to leading the fight. The President’s Climate Action Plan, when fully implemented, will cut nearly 6 billion tons of carbon pollution through 2030, an amount equivalent to taking all the cars in the United States off the road for more than 4 years.

To read the “pledge” to which the aforementioned companies are holding themselves, check out the complete statement from the White House here.