Top 10 Companies Saving The Planet
CEO Ram Tumuluri “More businesses are shifting their priorities to use business intelligence to not only save money but also to become more environmentally conscious. The ability of business intelligence to track performance and alert decision-makers to behavioral changes makes it a complementary approach, as demonstrated by many company’s desire to become more environmentally friendly.”
Patagonia is more than just a regular clothing store. Patagonia combines products with activism by offering initiatives that encourage consumers to re-wear their items, provide funds to organizations addressing climate change, and connect users with local grassroots activist groups. They also engage in 1 percent for the Planet, donating 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes.
A Good Company
A Good Company is an Etsy store that sells eco-friendly products made by creatives for creatives. This company genuinely lives up to its name, with climate-neutral shipping, a carbon-negative footprint, and even their own foundation (where they donate 4% of their sales to organizations that promote sustainability).
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chipotle executives’ annual rewards will be connected to their success toward its environmental and diversity targets which began just recently. This move comes after similar moves by McDonald’s and Starbucks earlier this year, and it represents a unique approach to corporate sustainability for public corporations.
Etsy made history in 2019 by being the first global e-commerce business to offset all of its shipping-related carbon emissions. Since then, they’ve offset almost 173,000 metric tons of CO2, with plans to do much more by 2030.
Orbital Systems Adidas
Orbital Systems invented the world’s first circular shower system in response to the global water shortage. This method saves up to 90% more water and uses much less energy than ordinary showers by reusing water.
Adidas, a pioneer in the sports sector, is on a mission to improve themselves and the entire industry via innovation and collaboration. They were the first to introduce eco-innovation to the worldwide market, and they’ve been in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index every year since its launch in 1999. Adidas has been at the frontline of sustainability for nearly 20 years.
Unicorn Snot is a small 14-person company that has been at the forefront of environmentally friendly glitter. Glitter has traditionally been manufactured mainly with microscopic particles of reflective plastic, which is bad for the environment. For this reason, Unicorn Snot has been working on a glitter line made entirely of renewable plant starches.
Cement is responsible for around 7% of global CO2 emissions each year. CarbonCure is working to change that. They’ve developed a solution that removes CO2 from concrete while keeping the strength of the original cement. Their goal is to make their CO2 removal method a global standard for all concrete production.
Animal agriculture is responsible for 18% of all greenhouse gas emissions. That’s why Beyond Meat has developed plant-based meat substitutes that are nearly comparable to fast-food staples. Beyond Meat has been cooperating with popular chains to help make meat substitutes mainstream, in addition to supplying meat alternatives at competitive costs in Walmarts and other grocery shops.
Burt’s Bees has long been considered a pioneer in corporate sustainability, and its influence will only grow in the year 2020. While working toward a circular economy, they have chosen to focus on fundamental reforms throughout the supply chain. Burt’s Bees has made great progress toward ethical procedures in keeping with its commitment. They’ve also teamed up with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and The Recycling Partnership, among other environmentally conscious organizations.