Symantec recently signed the Climate Declaration, an initiative driven by our partner Business for Innovative Climate Change Policy (BICEP). The declaration focuses on the great economic opportunity inherent in tackling climate change. This is a belief we hold firmly here at Symantec.
As part of our commitment to becoming an ever more responsible and sustainable organization, Symantec has set a number of ambitious goals for the coming years. Climate change is one of the corporate responsibility issues we’ve identified as material to our business.
Yesterday, President Obama unveiled a comprehensive new climate change strategy, specifically citing the Climate Declaration in his remarks. The plan calls for curbing pollution, expanding renewable energy sources, demonstrating global leadership, and engaging in meaningful dialog on an international level.
We support the President wholeheartedly in this effort. From our own internal experience, we know this is not an easy task. For us, it means looking across the entire value chain –our own operations, our suppliers’ operations, our products and the role they play in maximizing energy efficiency, and our nonprofit partnerships. But while difficult, leadership in this space is necessary. By taking a stand at this critical moment, the US is poised to drive these discussions to a favorable global outcome, and Symantec is proud to stand behind these efforts.
Cecily Joseph is Symantec's Senior Director, Corporate Responsibility