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Big business’s carbon cutting “A Listers” were revealed today. Out of 2,000 firms, 187 of the world’s biggest such as BMW, Samsung Electronics and Centrica have made the grade on […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Big business’s carbon cutting “A Listers” were revealed today.

Out of 2,000 firms, 187 of the world’s biggest such as BMW, Samsung Electronics and Centrica have made the grade on acting to combat climate change.

At the request of investors, the Carbon Disclosure Project put together an index which found these firms cut their total (absolute) emissions by 33 million metric tons in the past reporting year.

That’s equivalent to turning London’s car owners into cyclists for two and a half years.

“The bottom line is at risk from the climate crisis,” according to Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP who “congratulated” firms making it onto the A list.

He added: “They debunk economic arguments against reducing emissions. However, global emissions continue to rise at an alarming rate. Businesses and governments must raise their climate ambition.”

The three largest corporations which didn’t disclose “vital” climate change data, according to the CDP, are Berkshire Hathaway, Amazon.com Inc. and Comcast Corporation.