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New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Announced by Climate Leader Partners

Release Date: 10/07/2004
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Contact: John Millett 202-564-7842 /

(10/07/04) Today, six partners in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program announced their greenhouse gas reduction targets. Climate Leaders is a voluntary program that works with companies to measure greenhouse gas emissions and set aggressive, long-term emissions reduction goals. Since its inception in 2002, Climate Leaders has grown to include 58 corporations whose revenues add up to more than six percent of the United States' gross domestic product.

With today's announcements, 27 of the 58 Climate Leaders Partners have set emissions reduction goals, which EPA estimates will prevent a total of 7.5 million metric tons of carbon equivalent per year. These reductions are equal to the greenhouse gas emissions of five million cars per year.

The partners announcing targets are: Ball Corp. of Broomfield, Colo.; the Collins Companies of Portland, Ore.; First Environment Inc. of Riverdale, N.J.; GE Transportation of Cincinnati, Ohio; Hasbro Inc. of Pawtucket, R.I.; and Roche Group US Affiliates of Basel, Switzerland.

Organizations that partner with EPA in Climate Leaders agree to report emissions of the six major greenhouse gases from all on-site emissions of greenhouse gases and emissions related to the electricity they purchase. Companies may also report emissions and reductions from a number of other activities including investments in offset projects.

More information on EPA's Climate Leaders program is available at: .