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Vulcan Joins BICEP Coalition

1/21/2015 : Barbara Bennett, President and COO

Vulcan Joins BICEP Coalition

1/21/2015 : Barbara Bennett, President and COO

We believe green innovation is not only essential to the health and future of our planet, but also essential to the health and future of commerce. And smart climate policy incentivizing innovation and adaption will encourage a collective shift toward more responsible and sustainable business practices.

Counteracting climate change is a focus across many aspects of our business. That is why Vulcan Inc. is proud to announce it has joined BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy); a coalition launched by non-profit Ceres in 2008. BICEP members are vocal proponents of renewable energy, greener transportation and stricter pollution controls on power plants. The coalition brings together leading businesses to promote low-carbon, sustainable policy and to bring about a rapid transition to a low-carbon 21st century economy.

Vulcan is committed to disrupting the current climate change trajectory, and BICEP’s goals for progressive climate policies are well aligned with our vision. Businesses working together can be a powerful force for designing and realizing a greener future, and BICEP is an influential leader facilitating that collaboration.

CenturyLink Field was designed to be one of the most energy efficient stadiums in the country. We’re a founding member of Seattle 2030 – a smart district in Seattle aimed at dramatically reducing environmental impact. Through our investment portfolio, we support clean technology and the development of innovative energy alternatives like bioenergy and geothermal power. We have also taken a firm stance on coal by supporting a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management to reassess outdated land leasing policies for coal extractors.

The BICEP coalition includes many respected companies, and Vulcan Inc. is proud to now count ourselves among them. We know the importance of teamwork and power in collaborating across industries and business challenges within our network of affiliates and partners. We are excited to join BICEP to promote ground-breaking innovation, and we are calling on other companies to join BICEP and the fight for a new, green economy.  

  • Barbara Bennett is president and chief operating officer of Vulcan, Inc where she leads the daily operations of Vulcan’s business and corporate functions.

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