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IBM, ACCIONA, Iceland Foods, and UPM are among 20 global companies that today signed up to being net-zero carbon across their businesses by 2040.

Signatories of The Climate Pledge are committed to hitting the Paris Agreement targets 10 years early by being net-zero carbon by 2040. And with the latest backers there are now a total of 53 corporations, across 18 industries and 12 countries signed up to the initiative.

“As the U.S. takes an important step forward in the fight against climate change by officially rejoining the Paris Agreement this week, I am excited to welcome 20 new companies to The Climate Pledge who want to go even faster,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019 to encourage companies to reach the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years early, and we’re seeing incredible momentum behind the pledge with 53 companies from 18 industries across 12 countries already joining. Together, we can use our collective scale to help decarbonize the economy and preserve Earth for future generations.”

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