US Chamber of Commerce Loses Another Member
Mohawk Fine Paper is the latest company to abandon the U.S. Chamber of Commerce over climate change policies.
In a statement, the Cohoes, N.Y.-based paper company wrote, “We believe that our continued membership in an organization that vigorously opposes sensible climate change policies is detrimental to our position as a business leader with a strong record in the areas of environmental innovation and climate protection.”
Mohawk joins a growing list of companies that have resigned their memberships or publicly distanced themselves from the Chamber. For a running tally, check out the NRDC’s US Chamber Climate Credibility Crisis Counter, which lists:
Quit US Chamber over climate: Apple, Exelon, PNM Resources, PG&E, Levi Strauss & Co, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, Mohawk Paper.
Quit US Chamber Board over climate: Nike.
Companies that say the US Chamber doesn't represent their views on climate: Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Alcoa, Duke Energy, Microsoft, Toyota, Royal Dutch Shell, Seventh Generation.
Editorials and columns noting that the US Chamber is damaging its reputation and credibility: BusinessWeek, PRWeek, Fortune Magazine's Marc Gunther, Newsweek , LA Times, Washington Post.
Local Chambers distancing themselves from the US Chamber: San Jose Chamber of Commerce , Greater New York Chamber of Commerce.
-- Suzanne Bopp