Petition to Costco to incorporate Scope 3 emissions into its carbon emissions reduction plan

Dear Craig Jelinek,

Attached is a petition signed by 12,837 consumers from all 50 U.S. states and Canada. On behalf of these supporters, we urge you to rapidly disclose all of Costco’s carbon emissions and set science-based targets to reduce emissions.
Scientists around the world have agreed that we need to cut carbon emissions in half by 2030 to prevent the worst effects of climate change. As a result, many companies have already calculated their carbon emissions and set reduction targets with the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Costco has not.
This petition calls on Costco to incorporate the indirect emission caused by its suppliers, which are known as Scope 3 emissions, into the company’s carbon emissions reduction plan. Specifically, the petition calls on Costco to include emissions caused by deforestation in its supply chain, which is primarily driven by the production of commodities like beef, tissues and much more.
Sincerely,
Sammy Herdman, Conservation Associate, Environment America Research & Policy Center
Len Montgomery, Director, Public Lands Campaign, Environment America Research & Policy Center
Steve Blackledge, Senior Director, Conservation America Campaign, Environment America Research & Policy Center
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Sammy Herdman

Save The Boreal Forest Campaign, Associate, Environment America Research & Policy Center

Sammy runs the Save the Boreal Forest campaign for Environment America, calling on American corporations to stop degrading forests that are critical for the climate, biodiversity and people. Sammy grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, but now lives in Denver. She enjoys snowboarding, camping and reading.

Ellen Montgomery

Director, Public Lands Campaign, Environment America Research & Policy Center

Ellen runs campaigns to protect America's beautiful places, from local beachfronts to remote mountain peaks. Prior to her current role, Ellen worked as the organizing director for Environment America’s Climate Defenders campaign. Ellen lives in Denver, where she likes to hike in Colorado's mountains.

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