Climate Declaration

Tackling climate change is one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century (and it’s simply the right thing to do). What made America great was taking a stand. Doing the things that are hard. And seizing opportunities. The very foundation of our country is based on fighting for our freedoms and ensuring the health and prosperity of our state, our community, and our families. Today those things are threatened by a changing climate that most scientists agree is being caused by air pollution. We cannot risk our kids’ futures on the false hope that the vast majority of scientists are wrong. But just as America rose to the great challenges of the past and came out stronger than ever, we have to confront this challenge, and we have to win. And in doing this right, by saving money when we use less electricity, by driving a more efficient car, by choosing clean energy, by inventing new technologies that other countries buy, and creating jobs here at home, we will maintain our way of life and remain a true superpower in a competitive world. In order to make this happen, however, there must be a coordinated effort to combat climate change—with America taking the lead here at home. Leading is what we’ve always done. And by working together, regardless of politics, we’ll do it again.

About Brown-Forman

For more than 140 years, Brown-Forman Corporation has enriched the experience of life by responsibly building fine quality beverage alcohol brands, including Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey, Southern Comfort, Finlandia, Jack Daniel’s & Cola, Canadian Mist, Korbel, Gentleman Jack, el Jimador, Tequila Herradura, Sonoma-Cutrer, Chambord, New Mix, Tuaca, and Woodford Reserve. Brown-Forman’s brands are supported by nearly 4,000 employees and sold in approximately 160 countries worldwide. For more information about the company’s corporate responsibility efforts, please visit http://www.brown-forman.com/responsibility.

About Ceres

Ceres is a non-profit organization mobilizing business and investor leadership on climate change, water scarcity and other sustainability challenges. Ceres directs Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP), an advocacy coalition of companies committed to working with policymakers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation. Ceres also directs the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 100 institutional investors with collective assets totalling more than $11 trillion. For more information, visit www.ceres.org or follow us @CeresNews.

About CDP

CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 722 institutional investors with assets of US$87 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow us @CDP to find out more.

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