Environmental Research Digest – June 2012
A report by Caring for Climate (C4C), the UN’s voluntary action platform for companies seeking to demonstrate leadership on climate change, showcases progress made by 353 corporate signatories in addressing climate change while highlighting areas where additional action is needed. The Progress Report 2012 also features a list of the Top 25 Performers in the initiative.
- Although the top 25 performers of total signatories reduced more than 16 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent, total emissions for the entire initiative rose tenfold during the reporting period.
- However, data also indicates an absolute decrease in emissions of approximately 6 percent below 2007 levels.
- While nearly two-thirds of total signatories (mostly large companies) have met three or more of the initiative’s commitments, for others the journey is just beginning.
- Nearly 21 percent of the entire C4C membership and 47 percent of small and medium-size enterprises have not yet met any commitments.
- The following Large Companies in alphabetical order are meeting all five Caring for Climate commitments and achieved the greatest absolute emissions reductions percentage over the 2009 to 2010 reporting period.
|BT Group plc||United Kingdom|
|Centrica plc||United Kingdom|
|Gas Natural SDG, S.A.||Spain|
|Infosys Technologies Ltd||India|
|KB Kookmin Bank||Korea, Republic of|
|Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.||Netherlands|
|Munich Re Group||Germany|
|Novo Nordisk AS||Denmark|
|Reed Elsevier Group plc||United Kingdom|
|Scott Wilson Holdings Ltd.||United Kingdom|
|The Coca-Cola Company||United States of America|
|Woongjin Coway Co., Ltd.||Korea, Republic of|
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