Material Bank, the Florida-based marketplace for architectural, design and construction materials, has announced its commitment to The Climate Pledge, a commitment by companies to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040, a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.

Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis; implement decarbonization strategies through efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions and other carbon-emission elimination strategies; and neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

“By signing The Climate Pledge, the company takes its commitment to sustainability a step further, going beyond industry standards to place climate health and decarbonization as a top priority,” said Material Bank Founder & CEO Adam I. Sandow. “We are thrilled to be part of this incredibly important initiative which challenges companies to go beyond the status-quo and act now.

“The gravity of climate change is something we cannot ignore, and we hope our bold commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040 will inspire the larger design community to continue to reevaluate and innovate when it comes to environmental impact,” Sandow added.

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