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Carbon Disclosure Project: 'World's largest corporations seek clarity on climate change regulation'
Date:9/21/2008

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Although 254 companies (81% of respondents) perceive climate change as a risk, only 102 respondents (33%) have GHG emission reduction targets in place. This demonstrates that overall many US companies are still lagging behind their global counterparts. The gap between acknowledgement of the risks posed by climate change and positive action designed to reduce emissions needs to be closed.

Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

US companies were also graded and the top scorers within the US Carbon Disclosure leadership Index were:

  • PPG Industries (Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals);
  • Exelon (Utilities);
  • Citigroup; Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (Financial Services);
  • Cisco; EMC (Technology, Media and Telecoms); and
  • Prologis (Hospitality, Leisure and Business Services).

Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index: 67 Global 500 companies feature in the Global CDLI showing distinction in their responses to the Carbon Disclosure Project Questionnaire based on their reporting of greenhouse gas emissions, associated risks and opportunities and emissions reduction targets. The Global CDLI includes the top 34 companies in the non carbon intensive sectors and the top 33 in the carbon intensive sectors.


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Contact: Joanna Lee
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Carbon Disclosure Project
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