Bank of America Recognized by CDP as a Supplier Taking Positive Action to Address Climate Change

Inaugural CDP Supplier Climate Performance Index Lists Bank of America as One of the World’s Best Performers on Climate Management

Friday, February 21, 2014 11:23 am EST

Bank of America has been named as a leader in climate change performance by the CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project).

The company is featured in CDP’s Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index (SCPLI). The SCPLI highlights those companies within CDP’s supply chain program that have demonstrated a strong approach to climate strategy and emissions reduction in their CDP responses. This program collects information on behalf of 64 multinational companies with combined annual spend of almost US $1.15 trillion.

In 2013, Bank of America also was recognized for the progress it achieved on behalf of economic, environmental and social issues by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report and the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report.

CDP is an independent not-for-profit organization that works to reduce the risks posed by climate change by encouraging nearly 6,000 of the world's largest companies to report on their climate change strategies, greenhouse gas emissions, energy use and water use. This is CDP’s first Supplier Climate Performance Leadership Index to recognize supply chain companies, from small and medium enterprises to global brands, for their climate management and performance.

In 2012, Bank of America embarked a new 10-year, $50 billion environmental business initiative to address climate change, reduce demands on natural resources and advance lower-carbon economic solutions. This builds on the company’s original $20 billion commitment exceeded earlier this year. The company also is on track to meet its goals to continue to reduce the environmental impact of its operations, including a 15 percent reduction in its greenhouse gas emissions by 2015.

For more information about Bank of America’s environmental sustainability programs, visit http://about.bankofamerica.com/en-us/global-impact/environmental-sustainability.html.

 

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