Climate change A-list revealed

Written by Mark Evans

The 2017 Climate A List compiled by CDP records companies that are making significant efforts to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and develop the low-carbon economy. There are 127 companies on the list including BT Group, J Sainsbury, Land Securities, Lloyds Banking Group, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Microsoft, National Grid, Philip Morris, Sky, Toyota, UBS and Unilever.

An example is Electrolux, making the list for the second year running of top 5 per cent of corporate global leaders acting against climate change.

Electrolux Group is reducing its environmental footprint by shifting to renewables and optimising the use of energy and other resources throughout its operations, as well as improving the energy efficiency of appliances. In manufacturing, the average level of CO2emissions per unit produced has decreased by 25 per cent since 2015 and the company has also set the goal that half of Electrolux energy used shall come from renewable sources by the year 2020. Its goal is to reduce carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2020 as well.

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