Direct Healthcare Solutions has thrown its weight behind The Climate Pledge, a global commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040.
The patient handling and bathroom safety solutions provider is one of 52 new businesses to have signed the pledge, joining the likes of Amazon, Heineken, Alaska Airlines and Visa.
Pledge signatories in total generate more than $1.4 trillion in global annual sales and have more than 5 million employees across 25 industries in 16 countries—demonstrating the collective impact The Climate Pledge can have in addressing climate change.
All signatories have committed to take science-based, high-impact actions to tackle climate change by innovating in supply chain efficiency, sustainable transportation, circular economy, clean energy solutions, and more.
Many organisations are also involving customers in their journey to net-zero with initiatives focused on innovative packaging and sustainable product design and development, while delivering solutions to empower customers to reduce their own emissions with educational campaigns and sustainable shopping experiences.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezoz said: “Less than two years ago, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge and called on other companies to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early—today, more than 100 companies with over $1.4 trillion in global annual revenues and more than 5 million employees have signed the pledge.”
Christiana Figueres, the UN’s former climate chief, and now founding partner of Global Optimism, which helped initiate the pledge, said: “Today over 100 companies, including household brands and companies from all industry sectors, have joined The Climate Pledge with its goal of net-zero by 2040.
“They are demonstrating that moving faster toward decarbonizing their businesses is a pathway to competitive advantage. There is no doubt we’re at a tipping point to establish the low carbon economy envisioned in the Paris Agreement. I commend the leadership of the companies that have joined The Climate Pledge already and look forward to welcoming the next 100.”