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NXP Semiconductors* to Publish Climate Roadmap

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, February 14, 2024 – Green Century° filed a shareholder proposal with NXP Semiconductors in December, asking the company to develop and publish a climate roadmap or climate transition plan. After close collaboration with Green Century, NXP pledged to develop a…

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Applied Materials* to Cut Carbon Emissions

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, January 4, 2023 – After filing a shareholder proposal, Green Century° reached an agreement with Applied Materials, Inc. (Applied) to map out its strategy to cut carbon emissions by 2040.  Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Applied employs 39,000 people, and is…

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Corning* Sets Ambitious Target to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Embraces Development of Climate Transition Plan

Contact Information:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813   Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495  Boston, November 21, 2023 – In 2020, Green Century° noticed that Corning Inc. did not have A greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) reduction target that were ambitious enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, a commitment signed in 2015 by…

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Andrea Ranger: That’s right. The CEO just called me.

Life as a shareholder advocate can be unpredictable – some of my work has a consistent flow, but I certainly wasn’t expecting an impromptu call from a CEO. Green Century° shareholder advocates often use the stakes in different companies on behalf of Green Century Funds, as a way of influencing management decisions on deforestation, carbon…

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CarMax* to expand carbon offsets disclosure in response to Green Century Funds’ shareholder proposal

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, July 10, 2023 — CarMax, Inc., the largest used vehicle retailer in the U.S., has committed to strengthening its carbon offsets disclosure so that shareholders can assess whether the company is on track to achieve its greenhouse gas emissions reduction…

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STATEMENT: The New York Times* leans into a new commitment on net-zero emissions after discussions with Green Century

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 BOSTON, June 28, 2023 – After discussions with Green Century°, The New York Times Company (The Times) set a net-zero by 2030 greenhouse gas emissions target covering its scope 1 and 2 emissions. Green Century had approached the newspaper with concerns about…

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Google parent, Alphabet*, pledges greater transparency on use of carbon offsets after Green Century shareholder proposal

Media Contacts:  Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813;  Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, June 26, 2023 – Green Century° withdrew a shareholder proposal with tech giant Alphabet after the company agreed to provide greater visibility into its use of carbon offsets. Alphabet relies on carbon offsets, also known as carbon credits, to neutralize…

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STATEMENT: Green Century Earns 14.3% of Total Votes Cast for Proposal Asking General Motors* to Increase Supply Chain Sustainability

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocacy, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, June 20, 2023 – General Motors released the results of the shareholder vote on a Green Century° proposal asking the company to improve the sustainability of its aluminum, steel, rubber, and leather supply chains. Votes cast in favor reached 14.3%…

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Notable 21% vote in favor of Green Century Proposal to Set Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets at Builders FirstSource*

Media Contacts: Douglass Guernsey, Shareholder Advocate, dguernsey@greencentury.com, 617-482-0800 Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495   Boston, June 16, 2023 –  Builders FirstSource, the country’s largest building product supplier to the professional market, released the vote result from its annual meeting of shareholders on Tuesday. Green Century° received a notable 21% of the vote in favor…

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STATEMENT: Travelers’* Shareholders Show Less Support for Green Century Climate Proposal in 2023

Media Contacts: Andrea Ranger, Shareholder Advocate, aranger@greencentury.com, 781-349-2813; Pam Podger, Communications Director, ppodger@greencentury.com, 802-299-9495 Boston, May 26, 2023 – – Shareholders showed less support for a Green Century° proposal that asked Travelers to establish a deadline for phasing out underwriting new fossil fuel projects. Votes cast in favor reached 8.8%, less than the 2022 vote outcome…

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