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Leading U.S. CEOs Share Innovative Sustainability Solutions, Successes

Washington - Today, 115 CEOs of leading U.S. companies reported on their businesses’ commitments to making their operations and their value chains more sustainable in Innovating SustainabilityBusiness Roundtable’s report on the sustainability initiatives of its member companies. Business Roundtable member companies represent virtually every sector of the economy, with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 13 million employees.  

“American businesses face a range of challenges and opportunities that require creative and innovative thinking,” said Mike Morris, Chair of Business Roundtable’s Sustainable Growth Initiative and Chairman and CEO, American Electric Power. “Every day they challenge themselves to do things better, smarter and with results that improve the life we live. It’s that kind of thinking that will make our nation more sustainable, drive growth and create American jobs.

Innovating Sustainability is part of Business Roundtable’s ongoing efforts to promote, measure and share sustainability best practices through our pioneering initiative S.E.E. Change (Society, Environment, Economy). Companies involved in this program work to adopt business strategies and projects that can measurably improve society, the environment and the economy.

“Sustainable business strategies are no longer optional,” said Morris. “Our members understand that these strategies must be rooted in their core business plans. Today’s report showcases their success stories, innovative sustainability solutions and best practices.”

For more information on Business Roundtable’s Innovating Sustainability 2011 and to hear directly from several Business Roundtable member company CEOs through video testimonials, please click here.

Members contributing to Innovating Sustainability 2011 include:

  • A. O. Smith Corporation
  • ABB, Inc.
  • Abbott
  • Accenture
  • ACE Limited
  • The AES Corporation
  • Aetna, Inc.
  • AK Steel Corporation
  • Alcoa, Inc.
  • The Allstate Corporation
  • Altec, Inc.
  • American Electric Power Company, Inc.
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Apache Corporation
  • AT&T, Inc.
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Bayer AG
  • Bechtel Group, Inc.
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • The Boeing Company
  • C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.
  • CA Technologies
  • Caesars Entertainment Corporation
  • Caterpillar, Inc.
  • CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc.
  • CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.
  • Chevron Corporation
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)
  • CSX Corporation
  • Cummins, Inc.
  • DaVita, Inc.
  • Deere & Company
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Dominion Resources, Inc.
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Duke Energy Corporation
  • DuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Eastman Kodak Company
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • EMCCorporation
  • Ernst & Young, L.L.P.
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • FedEx Corporation
  • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.
  • General Electric Company
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • W.W. Grainger, Inc.
  • The Hartford Financial Services Group
  • Hasbro, Inc.
  • The Hertz Corporation
  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Humana, Inc.
  • IBM Corporation
  • Ingersoll-Rand Company
  • Intel
  • International Paper Company
  • ITT Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • Kelly Services, Inc.
  • KPMG LLP
  • Life Technologies Corporation
  • Macy’s, Inc.
  • MassMutual Financial Group
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
  • McKesson Corporation
  • Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Meritor, Inc.
  • Motorola Mobility
  • Motorola Solutions, Inc.
  • National Gypsum Company
  • Navistar International Corporation
  • NextEra Energy, Inc.
  • Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • Nucor Corporation
  • Owens Corning
  • Peabody Energy Corporation
  • Praxair, Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Principal Financial Group, Inc.
  • The Procter & Gamble Company
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated
  • R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company
  • Rockwell Automation Corporation
  • Rockwell Collins, Inc.
  • SAP
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • SAS Institute, Inc.
  • Siemens Corporation
  • Southern Company
  • State Farm Insurance Companies
  • Suffolk Construction
  • Target Corporation
  • TE Connectivity Ltd.
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
  • Tishman Speyer Properties, L.P.
  • Tyco International
  • Union Pacific Corporation
  • United Continental Holdings, Inc.
  • Verizon Communications
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Western & Southern Financial Group
  • Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Whirlpool Corporation
  • Xerox Corporation