In the past,
business members of BICEP have publicly supported higher automotive fuel economy standards and the
extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind power. Now, by signing the Climate Declaration, 33 companies are
"calling for Congress to address climate change by promoting clean energy, boosting efficiency and
limiting carbon emissions – strategies that these businesses already employ within their own
Signatories to the Declaration include some of the most widely known
consumer companies in the US. They provide approximately 475,000 US jobs and generate a combined
annual revenue of approximately $450 billion.
"Businesses understand that planning for a
successful future takes investment today," Anna Walker of Levi Strauss said. "One of the most
important things Congress can do to grow our economy and protect our planet is to pass smart
climate change legislation this year."
"Business can't do it alone," Eileen Fisher added.
"We need the support of strong climate legislation."
"The cost of inaction is too high,"
said Anne Kelly, Director of BICEP. "Policymakers should see climate change policy for what it is:
an economic opportunity."