Visa Commits to 100% Renewable Electricity by End of 2019

This press release was originally posted by Visa, read full version here.

Supports industry progress by joining RE100 Initiative and Business Renewables Center, signing Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa (NYSE: V) today announced its commitment to use 100 percent renewable electricity across its global operations by the end of 2019.

As part of this commitment, announced in conjunction with this week’s Climate Leadership Conference in Denver, Colorado, Visa is joining the RE100 initiative, a collaborative, global platform developed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP to increase demand for and delivery of renewable energy.

“We are proud to play a role in driving the adoption of renewable energy,” said Al Kelly, chief executive officer of Visa Inc. “For Visa, this announcement is an example of our longstanding commitment to operate as a responsible, ethical and sustainable company, while fostering economic growth.”

To support further industry progress in the adoption of renewable energy, Visa also is joining Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center and becoming a signatory to the Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, led by World Wildlife Fund.