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ABB Joins Better Climate Challenge to Strengthen Clean Energy Economy

  • ABB commits to reducing GHG emissions in U.S. by 80% in 10 years

  • U.S. Department of Energy initiative to advance progress towards a sustainable, clean energy future

  • Partnership provides energy efficiency tools, technical assistance and peer-to-peer learning to achieve sustainability goals
ABB announced today that it has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Better Climate Challenge, committing to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent within 10 years in the United States. This action further solidifies the company’s leadership position in the effort to mitigate the impacts of climate change, while strengthening the clean energy economy and helping to advance the nation’s progress towards a more sustainable future.

As part of this initiative, ABB will be able to utilize industrial decarbonization and energy efficiency tools provided by the DOE to accelerate its reduction of GHG emissions. Throughout the process, ABB will have resources to enhance its energy efficiency investments, report on progress and share solutions with other partners to help encourage other companies across industry to join the challenge. In addition, earlier this week, ABB reaffirmed its call for Congress to pass clean energy and climate investments, in partnership with other leading global companies.

“Mitigating the impact of climate change is something that we all must be accountable for, and the Better Climate Challenge is bringing together the right leaders with the right resources to make meaningful progress,” said Theodor Swedjemark, Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer, ABB. “Similar to our 2030 sustainability strategy, where we are actively enabling a low-carbon society as well as working with our customers and suppliers to implement sustainable practices across our value chain, ABB can play a critical role in supporting the Department of Energy to ensure we are all doing our part to accelerate those efforts.”

The Better Climate Challenge is the government platform that provides transparency, accountability, technical assistance, and collaboration to identify decarbonization pathways and provide recognition for leadership across the U.S. economy.

“Better Climate Challenge partners like ABB are committing to decarbonize across their portfolio of buildings, plants, and fleets and share effective strategies to transition our economy to clean energy,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “Their leadership and innovation are crucial in our collective fight against climate change while strengthening the U.S. economy.”

The DOE partners with public and private sector organizations to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings more efficient, thereby saving billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing emissions, and creating thousands of jobs.

Since 2010, ABB has invested $14B in the U.S. with plant expansions, operational improvements, state-of-the-art equipment, products, and people, making it the company’s largest market. With approximately 20,000 employees in more than 40 manufacturing and distribution facilities, ABB is investing, growing and serving across America through industries that create jobs, encourage innovation and achieve a more productive, sustainable future.

ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.
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