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Seal launch
Press release from the SMI 03 November 2021

HRH The Prince of Wales launches the Terra Carta Seal in recognition of the commitment of global companies to creating a sustainable future.

The inaugural 2021 Terra Carta Seal recognises global companies which are driving innovation and demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets.

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The Terra Carta Seal has been awarded to companies who hold a leadership position within their industry and who have credible transition roadmaps underpinned by globally recognised, scientific metrics for achieving net zero by 2050 or earlier.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, said: “The Terra Carta Seal recognizes those organizations which have made a serious commitment to a future that is much more sustainable, and puts Nature, People and the Planet at the heart of the economy. We all need to make changes if we are to preserve the planet for our children and grandchildren and these businesses have pledged to make it easier for us all to do so.”

The SMI has partnered with Corporate Knights for this initiative.Corporate Knights’ Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations Companies were invited to apply for the inaugural Terra Carta Seal together with active Task Force members of the SMI as of 1 January 2021. From these initial invitations, 45 global corporations have been awarded the Terra Carta Seal across the globe and a broad variety of industries. First recipients include Bank of America, AstraZeneca, Xerox, HSBC, IBM, L’Oréal, Siemens Energy and Unilever to name a few. All recipients acknowledge the gravity of the challenges facing our planet and have committed to playing a leading role in accelerating the world’s transition to a sustainable future.