01 Nov '11, 11am

US Firms Barely Rank in Global Climate Change Disclosure Lists

US Firms Barely Rank in Global Climate Change Disclosure Lists

When it comes to comprehensive climate change disclosure, it's safe to say that European companies blow their North American counterparts out of the water. More than half of European companies -- 53.6 percent -- analyzed in a new report publicly revealed complete data on their greenhouse gas emissions and took the extra step of getting the data verified. In comparison, a paltry 8.8 percent of North American companies did the same, as measured by the Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO). The U.K. nonprofit released five sets of rankings that score climate change disclosure of the world's largest companies. The rankings include the Environmental Tracking (ET) Global 800, which ranks the world's 800 biggest firms, the ET North America 300, ET Asia Pacific 300, ET BRICS 300 and an updated ET Europe 300. Baxter, Gold Fields and Westpac Banking were the top scorers in the...

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