Gap and other companies in effort to support climate change legislation

Washington, D.C. More than a dozen leading U.S. corporations, including Gap, announced the launch of a new initiative to support Congressional action on clean energy and climate change legislation.

“Gap is taking action on climate change now -- in fact, we have reduced our energy consumption by 20% over the past five years," said Kindley Walsh Lawlor, senior director, global responsibility, Gap. "While we have more work to do to lessen our impact, we also believe collaboration is key to making positive, sustainable change.  That's why we're pleased to be standing among forward-thinking businesses that support climate and energy policy in the United States.”

The goal of the new group, called American Businesses for Clean Energy, is to offer a platform for leading U.S. businesses to express their support for meaningful and effective legislation that will drive clean technology innovation, create jobs, and address the threat of global climate change.