Eight companies have been recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency for significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

The EPA announced today that Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., Bank of America Corp., Coors Brewing Company, Eastman Kodak Company, First Environment, Inc., Gap Inc., Roche Group U.S., and Shaklee Corp. have achieved long-term GHG reduction goals, and three of these companies have also made new commitments to further reduce their emissions.

The companies are among those that particpate in the EPA's Climate Leaders program. Twenty-seven other companies were also being commended for announcing aggressive GHG reduction goals.

As the country's largest GHG goal-setting program, Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Launched in 2002, the program has expanded from 11 charter members to over 275 participants, which together represent more than eight percent of total annual U.S. GHG emissions. Program partners represent a broad range of industry sectors with a combined annual revenue equal to 12 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.

To see a complete list of partners and their goals, click here.