World’s 500 biggest firms guilty of carbon footprints

first_imgSunday 19 September 2010 10:09 pm World’s 500 biggest firms guilty of carbon footprints THE WORLD’S 500 largest companies are responsible for more than 10 per cent of global emissions, new research by the Carbon Disclosure Project has found.Figures show that the world’s largest businesses contribute 11 per cent of global emissions.Roughly 65 per cent of these companies have implemented carbon emission reduction targets but a meagre 19 per cent have made significant reductions.The report, written by PricewaterhouseCoopers, said that nine out of ten commercial companies cite climate change initiatives as presenting future opportunities for business.Meanwhile, almost half of the world’s largest businesses have inserted climate change schemes into their business strategies.Siemens, Phillips, Royal Bank of Scotland and Bayer were amongst the top performers in the report for moving the closest to achieving carbon reduction targets. They also disclosed the largest amount of information regarding carbon reduction plans.Other large companies to contribute to the report, included Tesco, BT, BSkyB and Shell.The annual carbon report is funded by over 500 banks and institutional investors. whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img

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