Fifty-four corporations, state and local governments, and other organizations have achieved founding reporter status by being the first to join the Climate Registry. The Climate Registry is a nonprofit organization established to measure and publicly report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in a common, accurate and transparent manner across industry sectors and borders. Thirty-nine U.S. states, five Canadian provinces, three Native American tribes, two Mexican states and the District of Columbia established the Climate Registry.
Founding reporters have voluntarily committed to measure, independently verify and publicly report their GHG emissions on an annual basis through the Climate Registry's general reporting protocol. The protocol is based on the internationally recognized GHG measurement standards of the World Resources Institute and World Business Council on Sustainable Development. Entities that join the Climate Registry before May 2008 receive founding reporter status.
The following corporations and government entities joined the Climate Registry: Alcoa; Alliant Environmental LLC; Appliance Recycling Centers of America; Arizona Public Service Co.; Austin Energy; Bentley Prince Street; Cameron-Cole LLC; city of Austin, Texas; city of Roseville, Calif.; city of Seattle; Cormetech Inc.; Coastal Conservation League; Covanta Energy Corp; Duke Energy Corp.; Earth Advantage Inc.; Ecos Consulting; EcoSecurities; ETC Group LLC; First Environment; Great River Energy; Innovative Bio-Technologies LLC; Jacques Whitford Ltd.; Kennecott Land Co.; Kennecott Utah Copper; Kleinfelder Inc.; Los Alamos National Laboratory; Minnesota Pollution Control Agency; MotivEarth LLC; National Grid; Newmont Nevada Energy Investment LLC; PacifiCorp; PG&E; PPG Industries Inc.; SAIC Environmental Consultants; Salt Lake City Corp.; Salt Lake County; Shell Oil Co.; South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; Salt River Project; SWCA; Symbiotic Engineering LLC; city of Greenville, S.C.; city of Long Beach, Calif.; city of Wilmington, Del.; The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources; The U.S. Postal Service; TRC Solutions Inc.; Trihydro Corp.; Tropical Salvage Inc.; USANA Health Sciences; Utah Department of Environmental Quality; Wolverine Power Cooperative; Worldwide Carbon Inc. and Xcel Energy.