General Electric

General Electric

For 130 years, people have counted on GE to ‘find out what the world needs… and try to invent it,’ as its founder Thomas Edison famously said. GE’s 168,000 employees serve customers in 170 countries and are passionate about innovating and delivering technology to solve the world’s most pressing sustainability challenges: driving decarbonization through the energy transition, enabling precision health, and creating a smarter and more efficient future of flight. This includes taking strong actions internally and leading by example.


Carbon neutral by 2030, including Scope 1 and 2 emissions, with at least 50% GHG reduction
Targeting majority of progress toward the 2030 goal with absolute reductions of direct emissions and energy use


Better Climate Challenge   Better Plants Program

Through 2019, GE has reduced GHG emissions from its operations by 21 percent from its adjusted 2011 baseline. With these results, GE surpassed its 20 percent by 2020 GHG reduction goal.  

In 2020, GE committed to a carbon neutrality pledge by 2030 for GE’s Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions. For the decade ahead, GE is targeting the majority of its progress with absolute reductions of direct emissions and energy use achieved through:

  1. eliminating energy waste
  2. operational investments
  3. smart power sourcing

GE employees are using Lean to hold site-specific sustainability assessments, identify energy reduction opportunities, and calculate and track costs and paybacks.

In 2021, GE set a further ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050—including not just GE’s operations, but also the Scope 3 emissions from the use of sold products.

As a company that has led innovation for more than a century, GE will continue to pioneer the technologies the world needs to move toward a net-zero future.

Climate Challenge Commitment
GHG Emissions Goals
50%GHG reduction and carbon neutral by 2030