28 Apr '11, 12pm

Europe's Best and Worst Carbon Polluters Named and Shamed

Europe's Best and Worst Carbon Polluters Named and Shamed

The Environmental Investment Organisation (EIO) put insurers Aviva and Aegon at the top of the heap of Europe's 300 largest companies for their low levels of publicly-reported greenhouse gas emissions, relative to their revenue. At the opposite end of the spectrum are KGHM, a Polish mining company, and Sodexo, a food services and management company, both of which failed to disclose their emissions publicly. "The purpose of the Carbon Rankings is two fold: to highlight the carbon emissions and levels of disclosure of the world’s largest companies with the aim of fostering greater transparency and to form the basis of a series of stock market indexes, designed specifically to provide the investment community with a viable tool for tackling climate change," Sam Gill, EIO operational director, said in a statement. "Despite most companies producing corporate social responsibili...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/04/28/europes-best-and-...

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