Hacienda's Shaklee Corporation has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the City of San Francisco, the Bay Area Council, and a variety of Bay Area business to form the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3). The BC3's first initiative, "the Principles on Climate Leadership," will give Bay Area businesses a strategic framework to address climate change as well as a forum to share best practices to reduce greenhouse gasses in both large and small companies. In addition, the initiative will create a model for climate action in the commercial and public sectors that the United Nations Global Compact will seek to place in companies and cities around the world.
BC3 member companies pledge to address greenhouse emissions throughout their operations and corporate cultures, and agree to follow the BC3's five Principles on Climate Leadership: Internal Implementation, Community Leadership, Advocacy and Dialogue, Collective Action, Transparency and Disclosure.
"Local actions can have a positive effect on the entire planet," observed San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. "The Bay Area is fortunate to have a visionary business community that is willing to get out in front of a daunting issue like global warming, and we are honored that the United Nations Global Compact will be working to bring this message to other communities and companies around the world.
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