Target: Peter Agnefjäll, CEO of IKEA
Goal: Applaud plans to make IKEA a net exporter of renewable energy.
Major furniture retailer IKEA has pledged to become a net positive energy exporter within the next four years. The company plans to offset all of its energy use by implementing energy-saving alternatives in its stores and products, investing in renewable energy, and cutting supply chain emissions. These measures and more will make it so that the company produces more energy than it consumes, much of it from renewable sources.
The company has already proven itself as a world leader in corporate environmental advocacy. It currently sources over half of its energy from renewable sources, which include over 300 wind turbines and 700,000 solar panels installed on IKEA stores and distribution centers. The company has already donated $1.5 billion to renewable energy projects across the world, and was the 2016 winner of the Guardian Sustainable Business Award in the net positive category.
This pledge is one part of a bigger announcement the company recently made on its climate goals. It pledged to donate a further $670 million investment into renewable energy projects as well as $400 million to protect communities particularly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. The company will also work to make its supply chain even more energy efficient.
IKEA’s commitment to renewable energy is rare in the corporate world. By becoming a leader in these fields, IKEA is showing consumers and corporations that increasingly aggressive climate goals are attainable. Sign the petition below to praise the company’s latest announcement and efforts to persuade other companies to follow suit.
Dear Mr. Agnefjäll,
IKEA has recently announced aggressive new climate goals, including a bid to make the company a net exporter of energy within the next four years. In order to reach this goal, the company will be investing even more into renewable energy projects, reducing supply chain energy use, and putting more low-energy alternatives on store shelves.
IKEA has been a world leader in energy efficiency for a long time, and these new goals solidify the company’s commitment to corporate environmental responsibility. Your work has shown both companies and consumers the possibilities for success with sustainable business practices. We, the undersigned, praise your aggressive new clean energy goals and ask you to continue working to improve energy efficiency at both the home and the corporate level.
[Your Name Here]
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