RE100 Leadership Awards shortlist: companies going above and beyond on clean energy

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19 August 2020
  • 15 major companies from around the world shortlisted for inaugural RE100 Leadership Awards – winners to be announced at Climate Week

  • Six leadership categories cover the range of ways in which companies are using their influence to accelerate the clean energy transition  

Wednesday 19 August 2020, London: As the countdown begins to Climate Week NYC (21-27 September) and faster pursuit of a net-zero carbon future, leading global companies including Apple, Chanel and Ricoh are today being shortlisted for awards on clean energy.  

RE100 is a global initiative led by international non-profit the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, now bringing together more than 250 major businesses committed to 100% renewable power.  

For the first time, the inaugural RE100 Leadership Awards, delivered in partnership with ENGIE North America, will recognise member companies going ‘above and beyond’ in the transition to 100% renewable electricity. 

The shortlisted companies span a wide range of sectors, from technology and manufacturing to pharmaceuticals and fashion. They are from a diverse list of geographies including Europe, the US, Japan and Taiwan.  

The judges bring with them a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise to the judging process.  

Shortlisted companies: 

Clean Energy Trailblazer, in partnership with DWS – recognising the most ambitious companies that are seizing opportunities across the clean energy transition: 

  • Apple 

  • Novo Nordisk 

  • Schneider Electric 

Most Collaborative Leader, in partnership with Enel Green Power – for companies sharing their learnings with peers to enable a faster transition to 100% renewable electricity: 

  • Novo Nordisk 

  • Ricoh 

  • Workday 

Best Green Catalyst – recognising the companies that are working with their suppliers to switch to renewable energy: 

  • Apple  

  • AB InBev 

  • DSM 

Best Community Changemaker – recognising members that are generating wider benefits through their renewable energy projects, such as new jobs or a reduction in local pollution: 

  • Chanel 

  • Clif Bar 

  • Hair O’Right 

Best Policy Influencer – for companies seizing opportunities to help bring about supportive policy changes to sourcing renewable electricity: 

  • LONGi  

  • Salesforce 

  • QTS 

Most Impactful Pioneer – recognising companies that are bringing clean alternatives to areas previously dependent on fossil fuels: 

  • Iron Mountain 

  • Novo Nordisk 

  • TSMC 

To enter, the companies submitted video clips demonstrating their leadership in their chosen sector, supported by written evidence. The Climate Group will promote the shortlisted company clips on social media over the coming weeks, and announce the winners at Climate Week NYC.  

Sam Kimmins, Head of RE100, The Climate Group, said, “As markets evolve and more companies get involved, the leadership bar for renewable electricity is rising. RE100 companies are going all out on their own renewable power journeys as well as opening markets for others to follow. I am thrilled to see these great examples of leadership, showing what is possible around the world.” 

Gwenaëlle Avice-Huet, Executive Vice-President in charge of the Renewable and Hydrogen Business Units France, responsible for the Global Renewable Business Line and CEO of ENGIE North America, said, “Climate change remains one of the biggest challenges ahead of us all, and it requires collective and decisive action. Renewable energy is an accelerator to a more sustainable future to which ENGIE is fully dedicated. With this in mind, we are pleased to join the Climate Group in celebrating like-minded companies landmark achievements through the inaugural RE100 Leadership Awards.” 

Partners: 

ENGIE North America – Headline Partner 

ENGIE North America is a comprehensive energy services company helping customers run their facilities more efficiently and optimise energy and other resource use and expense; clean power generation; energy storage and retail energy supply that includes renewable, demand response and on-bill financing options. Nearly 100% of the company’s power generation portfolio is low carbon or renewable.  

Enel Green Power 

The Category Partner for the Most Collaborative Leader Award is fast growing renewable energy company Enel Green Power. As part of the Enel Group, the company is driving the future of sustainable energy and aims to create shared value in the communities it operates, by combining the pursuit of its business with lasting contributions to socio-economic development.   

DWS 

The Category Partner for the Clean Energy Trailblazer Award is leading green asset manager DWS. DWS offers individuals and institutions access to its strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. The company’s diverse expertise, on-the-ground-knowledge, and deep environmental, social and governance focus guides its investment approach strategically. 

ENDS 

For information and video clips, contact Marie Reynolds, Senior Communications Manager – Business Initiatives, the Climate Group: MReynolds@theclimategroup.org  

Notes to editor

About RE100 

RE100 is a global initiative bringing together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable power. Led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, the group has a total revenue of over US$5.4 trillion and operates in a diverse range of sectors. Together, they send a powerful signal to policymakers and investors to accelerate the transition to a clean economy. 

About the Climate Group 

The Climate Group drives climate action. Fast. Our goal is a world of net zero carbon emissions by 2050, with greater prosperity for all. We focus on systems with the highest emissions and where our networks have the greatest opportunity to drive change. We do this by building large and influential networks and holding organisations accountable, turning their commitments into action. We share what we achieve together to show more organisations what they could do. We are an international non-profit organisation, founded in 2004, with offices in London, New Delhi and New York. We are proud to be part of the We Mean Business coalition. Follow us on Twitter @ClimateGroup.  

About CDP 

CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests. Voted number one climate research provider by investors and working with institutional investors with assets of US$96 trillion, we leverage investor and buyer power to motivate companies to disclose and manage their environmental impacts. Over 8,400 companies with over 50% of global market capitalization disclosed environmental data through CDP in 2019. This is in addition to the over 920 cities, states and regions who disclosed, making CDP’s platform one of the richest sources of information globally on how companies and governments are driving environmental change. CDP, formerly Carbon Disclosure Project, is a founding member of the We Mean Business Coalition. Visit cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more. Visit cdp.net follow us @CDP to find out more. 

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