Published: April 18, 2012
Washington – Business Roundtable (BRT) today released Create, Grow, Sustain – a report highlighting the efforts of America’s CEOs to create a more sustainable future. In the report and accompanying video testimonials, BRT CEOs describe how their companies are pursuing innovative strategies to create jobs and economic opportunity, grow the U.S. economy and sustain and enhance the quality of life in America. From increasing energy efficiency and reducing waste, to leveraging cutting-edge technologies and the ingenuity of their employees, Create, Grow, Sustain details how America’s CEOs are addressing sustainability while meeting the demands of the competitive global economy.
“Innovative business strategies that are both economically and environmentally sustainable are the key to success in the 21st century economy,” said David M. Cote, Chairman and CEO of Honeywell International Inc. and Chair of Business Roundtable’s Energy and Environment Committee. “Business Roundtable members are leading the way on creating growth and economic opportunity in ways that protect the environment and enhance the quality of life in America and around the world.”
Business Roundtable CEOs have been focused on addressing sustainability challenges for more than a decade, and BRT’s annual sustainability report demonstrates that commitment. This year’s report details leading CEOs’ efforts to make their companies’ operations more sustainable, while driving economic growth and generating employment opportunities for millions of Americans.
For more information on Create, Grow, Sustain, a full list of members contributing to the report and videos of BRT CEOs discussing how their companies are helping to ensure a sustainable future, visit www.brt.org.
Business Roundtable (BRT) is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with over $6 trillion in annual revenues and more than 14 million employees. BRT member companies comprise nearly a third of the total value of the U.S. stock market and invest more than $150 billion annually in research and development – nearly half of all private U.S. R&D spending. Our companies pay $163 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate an estimated $420 billion in sales for small and medium-sized businesses annually.
BRT companies give nearly $9 billion a year in combined charitable contributions.