People and Culture
Establish/Publicize A Corporate Goal For Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

What Is It?

Setting Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals help companies and organizations set long term strategies to meet their targets. Though this involves many strategies, it is vital to measure and inventory GHG emissions annually to ensure goals are being met.


Setting goals allows for tangible targets, which aid in implementing long term sustainability strategies. Once a goal has been set and legitimate strategies are in place, it is much easier to work toward the target. If the decision is publicized, it may increase the likelihood that other businesses and organizations will follow suit.

Read more on how to set a GHG Inventory to help establish a goal.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • BR+A
  • CB Richard Ellis
  • Dana-Farber
  • ERG
  • Marriott
  • Zoo New England

Financing Options, Incentives, And Rebates

  • EPA Climate Leadership Awards:
    • Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Achievement Award)
    • Excellence in Greenhouse Gas Management (Goal Setting Certificate)

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