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Cecily Joseph | 26 Jun 2013 | 1 comment

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...

Anne Kelly | 11 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

While Symantec’s corporate mission is cyber-security, its survival depends on broader measures of safety – including the long term welfare of its employees and customers. That’s a major reason why Symantec stands tall with 23 other major U.S. firms, including Nike, Starbucks and eBay, with (BICEP) Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy coalition* of companies supporting meaningful federal policy on climate and energy.

Yet with federal progress largely stalled on Capitol Hill, it is the states that have been leading the way on greening our energy and transportation systems. An historic example is California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Enacted in 2007, it’s a performance-based strategy to shift our fuel mix to low-carbon sources. It requires a modest ten percent reduction in carbon by 2020. And since it doesn’t mandate a specific technology or fuel, it drives innovation in the free-market, a boon to both the...