ABB Southern Africa supports Earth Hour

2014-03-29 - Earth hour is a worldwide drive to engage the international community on a broad range of issues regarding our environment. The movement initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007 and has since gained support worldwide. The one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of a larger movement to encourage individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol of their commitment to the planet.

In an announcement made by the WWF in Canada, the City of Cape Town was named the capital city of Global Earth Hour 2014. This prestigious accolade was given to the Mother City for its innovative solutions on climate change and its dedication to pursuing the goal of a sustainable urban environment. The city was selected from among 163 entrants in 14 countries after an expert jury reviewed the actions and commitments reported on by these cities.

At ABB, we strive to continuously reduce our own environmental impact. We contribute to eco-efficiency and environmental stewardship in the communities and countries where we operate. Our core businesses offer energy-efficient systems, products and services, which enable our customers to lower their use of energy and natural resources. We aspire to create value for our stakeholders by meeting the needs of our customers, employees and communities in an environmentally conscious manner.

Join us, and the international community, as we demonstrate our commitment to the planet on Saturday March 29 from 8:30 PM. to 9:30 PM. Remember to switch off your non-essential lights and appliances for one hour as a symbol of your commitment to the environment.

Together, we can save the planet.