Customer Relationship Management solutions provider Salesforce announced today that it is officially including climate as part of its public policy platform. As part of the new commitment, Salesforce will actively advocate for clear and consistent science-based climate policies that facilitate a just and equitable global transition to a 1.5°C future.
Salesforce’s public policy platform includes its Government Affairs team, which works with lawmakers and regulators around the globe to support policies that positively impact the company’s employees, customers, communities, and business. Salesforce stated that its advocacy is rooted within the core corporate values of Trust, Innovation, Customer Success, and Equality.
In a release announcing the new Climate Policy Platform, Eric Loeb, EVP of Government Affairs, and Suzanne DiBianca, Chief Impact Officer and EVP of Corporate Relations, said:
“Salesforce has long been committed to setting ambitious climate targets and advocating for cutting edge public policy changes to drive climate action. Today, Salesforce is codifying that work by officially including climate as a part of the company public policy platform, joining priorities like equal rights, privacy and security, and others.”
According to the company, the Salesforce Climate policy platform is guided by three principles, including reducing emission sources and scaling nature-based solutions to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, reorienting economies and financial systems around a net-zero future, and ensuring an equitable transition to a more resilient society. Salesforce said that it will advocate for policies that reduce global emission sources and increase the scale of nature-based solutions in line with science, and will demonstrate the market opportunities offered by the transition to a net-zero carbon future and empower governments, investors, and businesses to consider climate-related risks and opportunities. In addition, the company stated that it is committed to working with stakeholders to improve society and ensure a just and equitable transition for people and communities to a more resilient net-zero society.
Loeb and DiBianca added:
“Climate change is one of the most pressing issues humanity has ever faced. And, the costs weigh heaviest on the world’s most vulnerable communities, amplifying global inequality. It will require collaboration, regulatory changes and technological advances to meet this urgent challenge of climate change and the opportunities that come when we succeed — equality, improved health, economic growth, job creation and a more sustainable world for all.”