UNION, Ill., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois based INTREN Chief Executive Officer, Loretta Rosenmayer, participated this week in an executive roundtable meeting with corporate executives in Washington, D.C. The closed door discussion covering the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, participants included President Barack Obama, CEOs from major corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric, Intel, and Hershey's as well as their key suppliers who have made specific commitments to reducing their greenhouse gases before international talks in Paris.
Leaders discussed the potential consequences of climate change and the support both government and private sector actions can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally. President Obama sought these business leaders input prior to his participation in the December summit in Paris.
"We were honored to take part in this meeting," said Rosenmayer. "Being an environmental steward within the construction industry, INTREN takes great pride in being invited to give input to the President's initiative. We believe addressing climate change is not only essential for the health of our planet, but will assist in promoting a vibrant economy through job growth. We are pleased with the President's commitment to increased energy efficiencies, and reducing carbon emissions and with his willingness to listen to key business leaders."
INTREN was selected to join the discussions as a key supplier representative by California based utility leader PG&E. With an established environmental program already firmly in place, INTREN has vigorously pursued efforts to minimize greenhouse emissions since 2010. In recognition of these efforts, INTREN was invited to participate in the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (EUISSCA) by utility leader Exelon in 2011. It is this organization that has called on their supply chain to take an active role in reducing the carbon footprint.
For more than 25 years, INTREN has been an innovative solution partner, dedicated to building and maintaining the infrastructure of the energy industry. As an industry leader, INTREN is proud to serve many of the country's foremost utility companies, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. For more about INTREN, visit INTREN.com.