14 Sep '11, 7am

Global 500 hit milestone for embedding carbon cutting into business - #csr #sustainability

For the first time, most of the world's largest corporations reporting their carbon emissions have embedded environmental improvements into their businesses plans. That is the major finding of a new report by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP ), urging the Global 500 firms to measure, report and reduce their carbon emissions. FURTHER READING Durban summit must clarify our role in REDD+, say financiers Internet giants fail to grasp growing demand for carbon disclosure When the report is published today, CDP will reveal that 68 per cent of the 404 responding firms have now embedded climate change into the centre of their business strategies, compared with 48 per cent in 2010. It also found a marked rise in the number of companies using specific measures to cut emissions – from 19 per cent last year to 45 per cent in 2011. And 65 per cent of respondents now offer employee in...

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