Key stakeholders encouraged to take individual
actions for cumulative impact during 2023 Earth Month Ecochallenge
LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Global
software and technology leader Emerson (NYSE: EMR) is challenging
its employees, customers and suppliers to participate in the 2023
Earth Month Ecochallenge, a global competition to inspire
individuals to implement science-based, sustainable behaviors in
their daily lives. Registration is open today at Ecochallenge.org,
the nonprofit platform established in 1993 to create a community
driving global change.
Emerson is building on the success of the 2022 campaign and
encouraging its customers, suppliers and partners to participate
and achieve new records of collective sustainability action.
"The power to change our industry and the world begins with us,"
said Mike Train, Emerson's chief
sustainability officer. "Our team is fully committed to being part
of the solution, yet we can't do it alone. The best way to achieve
impact at-scale is to use our voice and global reach to energize
action across our entire value chain, from suppliers to customers,
as well as neighbors in our communities. The multiplier effect is
key to a sustainable future."
Last year, more than 1,300 Emerson employees from 43 different
countries participated, saving an estimated 500 kg of CO2
emissions, conducting 59 energy audits and ensuring that over 3,000
meals were zero-waste, by serving them in reusable or recyclable
packaging with no discarded food.
Ecochallenge organizes actions based on the United Nations'
Sustainable Development Goals in five categories: basic needs and
security, health and equity, education and livelihood, economy and
community, and climate and ecosystems. Throughout an entire
month, participants commit to concrete actions like carpooling,
planting a tree, watching educational documentaries or spending
more time outside volunteering in their communities. Points are
awarded for each action taken, and participants can join teams to
compete for the most points. Actions are recorded systematically
throughout Earth Month to demonstrate the cumulative impact of
Supporting Ecochallenge.org and their Earth Day Month
Ecochallenge is an example of Emerson's "Greening With"
sustainability strategy, to share its expertise, global reach and
the passion of its employees in fostering collaboration beyond its
four walls with suppliers, customers, communities, industry groups,
research institutions, government policymakers, and
Last year, Emerson was among 280 participating companies and is
serving as the presenting sponsor of the 2023 Earth Day Month
Registration is open today. The challenge begins the first day
of Earth Month, April 1, and ends
April 30. Visit
earthmonth.ecochallenge.org to register and learn more.
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providing innovative solutions for the world's essential
industries. Through its leading automation portfolio, including its
majority stake in AspenTech, Emerson helps hybrid, process and
discrete manufacturers optimize operations, protect personnel,
reduce emissions and achieve their sustainability goals. For more
information, visit Emerson.com.
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