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Leading U.S. CEOs Share Their Companies’ Sustainability Solutions, Successes

Washington – Today, 97 CEOs of leading U.S. companies reported on their businesses’ commitments to lower emissions, increased energy efficiency and more sustainable business practices in Enhancing Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future 2010, Business Roundtable’s annual 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 12 million employees.

“When it comes to sustainability practices, our members are worried about more than just the bottom line,” said John J. Castellani, President of Business Roundtable. “Our businesses work each and every day to make their operations more efficient, their products more sustainable and their communities greener and more prosperous. While others talk about sustainability, our companies are out there leading the way.”

Enhancing Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future 2010 is part of Business Roundtable’s ongoing efforts to promote, measure and share sustainability best practices through two pioneering initiatives: Climate RESOLVE (Responsible Environmental Steps, Opportunities to Lead by Voluntary Efforts) helps Business Roundtable member companies voluntarily address climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, while companies involved in the S.E.E. Change (Society, Environment, Economy) program work to adopt business strategies and projects that can measurably improve society, the environment and the economy.

“Today’s report comes at just the right moment,” said Castellani. “As Washington reignites the debate on climate issues, we invite policymakers to take a look at the report, which is filled with innovative sustainability solutions and best practices. Our members are ready to work with Congress to help craft legislation that can reduce emissions, increase our nation’s energy security and secure long-term growth for our economy.”

For more information on Business Roundtable’s Enhancing Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future 2010 and to hear directly from several Business Roundtable member company CEOs through video testimonials, please click here.

Members contributing to Enhancing Our Commitment to a Sustainable Future 2010 include:

A. O. Smith Corporation
Accenture plc
ACE Limited
Alcoa Inc.
Altec, Inc.
American Electric Power
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Apache Corporation
ArvinMeritor, Inc.
AT&T Inc.
Bechtel Group, Inc.
BNSF Railway Company
The Boeing Company
CA, Inc.
Caterpillar Inc.
CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (CBRE)
CH2M HILL Companies, Ltd.
Chevron Corporation
The Coca-Cola Company
Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation
Comcast Corporation
Cummins Inc.
Darden Restaurants, Inc.
Deere & Company
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
The Dow Chemical Company
Duke Energy Corporation
Eastman Kodak Company
Eaton Corporation
Eli Lilly and Company
EMC Corporation
Ernst & Young
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fedex Corporation
FMC Corporation
FPL Group, Inc.
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.
General Mills, Inc.
Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.
The Hertz Corporation
Honeywell International, Inc.
HSBC – North America
Humana Inc.
IBM Corporation
Ingersoll–Rand plc
International Paper Company
ITT Corporation
Johnson & Johnson
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Life Technologies Corporation
Macy’s Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies
McKesson Corporation
Medco Health Solutions
Merck & Co.
Motorola, Inc.
National Gypsum Company
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company
Navistar International Corporation
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Nucor Corporation
Office Depot
Owens Corning
Peabody Energy Corporation
PepsiCo, Inc.
Praxair, Inc.
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
The Procter & Gamble Company
Rockwell Automation Corporation
Ryder System, Inc.
Sara Lee Corporation
SAS Institute Inc.
Siemens Corporation
Southern Company
State Farm Insurance Companies
Target Corporation
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.
Tyco International Ltd.
UAL Corporation
Union Pacific Corporation
United Technologies Corporation
Verizon Communications
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Weyerhaeuser Company
Whirlpool Corporation
The Williams Companies
World Fuel Services Corporation
Xerox Corporation
YRC Worldwide Inc.