Two Main Focus Areas:
- Tracking and reducing environmental and social impacts related to our four programmatic goals: climate protection, governance, markets and enterprise, and people and ecosystems; and
- Communicating and sharing knowledge with partners and colleagues.
First Milestone: Emission Reduction Targets
The first milestone of this initiative was to set absolute GHG reduction targets around three main sources of emissions:
- business travel
- energy use
- indirect emissions in our value chain due to purchased goods, services, and sub grants (scope 3).
WRI’s 2010 GHG Inventory Report details how we calculated the 2010 baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory and used those results to set reduction targets.
Moving forward, the sustainability initiative will identify innovative solutions to meet our GHG reduction targets, as well as identify and implement solutions to achieve goals focused on governance, people and ecosystems, and markets and enterprises.
Communicating our goals and progress will motivate us to succeed. We hope this communication will also inspire others to “walk the talk.”