Nike, Starbucks and Johnson & Johnson are among 36 companies that have pledged to source 100% of their electricity from renewables.
They have committed to reducing carbon emissions as part of the ‘RE100’ global campaign led by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP.
The campaign aims to encourage major businesses towards solely using green energy.
Other major companies that have made the pledge this week include Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, Walmart and Steelcase.
The news sends a “timely reminder” ahead of the COP21 climate talks in Paris, stated The Climate Group.
CEO Mark Kenber added: “Research shows that the most ambitious companies have seen a 27% return on their low carbon investments – no wonder new names keep joining RE100.
“Lowering risk, protecting against price rises, saving millions and boosting brand is what shaping a low carbon economy is all about. Today these companies are signalling loud and clear to COP21 negotiators that forward-thinking businesses back renewables and want to see a strong climate deal in Paris.”