Sustainable practices are good for business. The CEO members of Business Roundtable have long been leaders in developing and implementing technologies that save precious resources like energy and water. Last year, our companies stepped up their efforts even further–harnessing the power of human creativity combined with the latest technical breakthroughs to take sustainability to new heights.
The business case for energy efficiency is clear. Big data, improved sensors and smarter packaging help companies produce efficiencies across their operations.
Carbon dioxide emissions fell in 2015 after an average growth rate of 2.4% from 2004-2014. Many companies have pledged to cut their overall emissions in coming years.
Droughts across the globe underscore the pressure on fresh water resources, which are often tapped in manufacturing. With a predicted 40% shortfall in fresh water by 2030, businesses are pushing for a more proactive approach to water conservation.