Property and housebuilding names among best for carbon reporting

British Land, Taylor Wimpey, Hammerson have been named among the best in managing their carbon impacts. All feature in the latest analysis of the carbon reporting performance of FTSE 100 companies.

The fifth annual report by carbon management company Carbon Clear ranks each FTSE 100 company on their:

  • carbon measurement and reporting
  • strategy and targets
  • emissions reduction
  • how carbon reporting is used to engage stakeholders.

Top performer in the FTSE 100 was BT Group, closely followed by Marks & Spencer. British Land and Taylor Wimpey were ranked in thirteenth place, with Hammerson in fifteenth place.

The report concludes that while excellent efforts are being made by a handful of FTSE 100 companies to manage their carbon emissions and communicate this effectively, there are still too many lagging behind the leaders, showing little consideration for the impact their businesses are having on climate change.

Mark Chadwick, chief executive of Carbon Clear, said: “These are the real ‘game changers’ who go above and beyond in terms of carbon management. However, what is clear from our report is that much more needs to be done and sooner rather than later.

“The findings come at a vital time for the future of the planet. The United Nations climate change negotiations in Paris in December aim to achieve an international legally binding agreement on climate change mitigation. Large businesses will have a responsibility in helping their nations achieve these targets and play a vital role in limiting the dangers of climate change.”

Top 20 company listings; key findings; business sector analysis and reporting methodology can be viewed in the full report available here.

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