Supporting WWF’s Climate Savers Programme

WWF’s Climate Savers Programme is a global leadership platform which positions multinational corporations at the forefront of the low-carbon economy. Since the launch of WWF Climate Savers programme in 1999, over 30 leading companies have entered into Climate Savers agreements with WWF. Participating organisations commit to setting sector-leading targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction. Reduction targets are established for scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions in line with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and for renewable energy generation targets. The original focus of WWF Climate Savers was scope 1 and 2 emissions, but as the programme evolved, scope 3 target setting and reporting has become more central to the programme.

WWF Climate Savers companies know that cutting carbon emissions and spurring economic growth can go hand in hand. The companies prove it every day by tackling emissions reductions in practical and profitable ways. In 2012, Ecofys calculated that Climate Savers companies avoided over 100 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from being emitted from 1999 to 2011. Ecofys has been associated with the WWF Climate Savers Programme for several years.

Ecofys helped develop the Climate Savers target-setting methodology, and an expert manual for monitoring and verifying compliance. Ecofys supported amongst others SKF, KPN, Alpro, Eneco, Tetra Pak, Lafarge, Novo Nordisk, Sofidel and the LEGO Group in joining the programme. Ecofys has verified the reporting of greenhouse gas reductions and worked on related projects for Nokia, Coca Cola, Nokia Siemens Network and Elektrolux. Ecofys has also supported WWF US in renewing the climate savers agreement of the Coca Cola Companies, HP, Catalyst, Johnson & Johnson and National Geographic. Ecofys helps to assure transparency and a high level of accountability, cornerstones of the Climate Savers programme.

Please find more information on the programme at:


Giel Linthorst
Sustainable Industries and Services
+31 (0)6 11 366 935
Edgar van de Brug
Sustainable Industries and Services
WWF Climate Savers