David and Michael Bronner, CEO and president of Dr. Bronner’s (Vista, CA) issued the following statement on May 10 in support of transformational clean energy policy:
“Like so many other businesses, Dr. Bronner’s bottom line is being affected by high energy costs. Our customers are too. Accelerating the transition to affordable clean energy will allow businesses to become less dependent on volatile, traditional energy markets, thereby freeing up money to invest in innovation, manufacturing, and employment—strengthening the American economy and the ability of American businesses to compete globally.
Climate action and environmental stewardship are primary business priorities for Dr. Bronner’s and have long informed and guided how we operate as a company. We are calling on the Senate to immediately schedule a vote and pass the transformational $555 billion in climate investments that were included in the House-passed reconciliation bill. Now that the Senate is returning from recess, climate must be at the top of their agenda.
Passing this bill will transform the U.S. power sector and slash carbon emissions, while reducing dependence on international fossil fuel markets and lower costs for families and businesses alike. The worsening ecological crisis facing our planet is a generational opportunity to remake the world we live in. The Senate must step up and act now.”
Dr. Bronner’s statement aligns with countless companies who understand that immediate action on climate investments is a critical economic issue for the business community, according to the company. As corporations such as Google and Intel have recently stated, the private sector will be unable to scale up investments in its own climate commitments without a significant commitment from the federal government. That’s why businesses and investors representing over 6.5 million workers and $3 trillion in revenue across the U.S. economy have expressed support for these climate investments.
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