UK firms make it into ‘2015 Climate A List’

UK firms including Unilever, Sainsbury’s and Sky UK have made it into a top 100 chart for their actions on tackling climate change. That’s according to the ‘2015 Climate A List’ by CDP […]

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UK firms including Unilever, Sainsbury’s and Sky UK have made it into a top 100 chart for their actions on tackling climate change.

That’s according to the ‘2015 Climate A List’ by CDP – a not-for-profit firm, which compared environmental data from nearly 2000 companies this year with around 1800 in 2010.

The report states: “Companies globally are taking action and making investments to prepare for the transition to a low carbon economy.

“For example, at 94%, nearly all companies assign board or senior management responsibility to climate change and three quarters offer incentives for improving climate performance.”

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Image: Thinkstock

It adds nine in every 10 companies currently have activities in place “which are lowering their carbon output compared with less than half in 2010″.  It went on to say: “The percentage of businesses with targets to reduce the intensity of their greenhouse gas emissions has also more than doubled.”

Other companies in the list include LG, Nestlé, L’Oréal and Schnieder Electric.

CDP’s Executive Chairman Paul Dickinson said: “The influence of the corporation is mighty.  The momentum of business action on climate change suggests we have reached a tipping point where companies are poised to achieve their full potential.

“They need ambitious policy at both a national and international level that will support them in this regard and will catalyse participation from industry at scale.”