General Motors signs onto corporate ‘climate declaration’

“Indeed, our leaders have been presented with an historic opportunity to create a national energy policy from a position of strength and abundance, while also emphasizing the importance of energy efficiency and renewables,” he said.

E2-Wire has much more here on the declaration, which has attracted support from several dozen companies.

Other backers include Nike, Starbucks, Timberland, L’Oreal, Levi Strauss & Co., Ben & Jerry’s, Eileen Fisher, computer giant Intel, and the Portland Trailblazers basketball team.

The declaration itself steers clear of advocating any specific policies, but the coalition is calling on Congress to pass climate legislation.

GM, in announcing its sign-on, touted its own work on lower carbon transportation.

“Every day our 200,000-plus GM employees around the world are working to improve the sustainability of our vehicles and the plants that build them. We believe our efforts are making a difference, and clear policies will help drive carbon emissions even lower,” Robinson said.