IN 2018, THE COMPANY ACHIEVED CARBONNEUTRAL STATUS AND CONTRIBUTED $42 MILLION IN CHARITABLE GIVING
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Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) released its 2018-2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, outlining its recent efforts to address the social, environmental and economic needs of its communities, customers, colleagues, shareholders and partners.
September 23, 2019 - Today, American Express (NYSE:AXP) released its 2018-2019 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report, outlining its recent efforts to address the social, environmental and economic needs of its communities, customers, colleagues, shareholders and partners. American Express made progress in 2018 on several of its CSR objectives, including reducing its net carbon emissions to zero and achieving CarbonNeutral® status for the first time, and powering the company’s operations with 100% renewable electricity. The company plans to build on this work, as outlined in the report, by eliminating single-use plastics across its operations, sourcing 100% of its direct marketing, customer communications and office paper from certified responsibly managed forests, committing to remaining a CarbonNeutral® company, and continuing to power its operations with 100% renewable energy.
“We have long recognized that corporations exist because society says they can – and, in return, expects them to contribute to the common good,” said Stephen J. Squeri, Chairman and CEO, American Express. “We know that one of the most significant ways we can serve our communities and all of our stakeholders is to do our part to protect and preserve the planet we all share. We are committed to doing more in the years ahead.”
Additional highlights from the company’s CSR report include:
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