Carbon Disclosure Project finds improved disclosure of emissions among world's largest companies - Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron lead

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24 September 2009

CDP Issues Annual Report on Emissions Reporting by World's Largest Companies

Author: Robert Kropp,

In its 2009 issue of the annual report that it has been publishing since 2003, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reported that the response rate to its annual requests for information on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by corporations was the highest ever. Of the 500 largest corporations in the FTSE Global Equity Index Series, 409, or 82%, provided responses, up from 383 in 2008... [The] response rate from corporations in developing countries was encouraging, the CDP found. The response from corporations headquartered in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) doubled since 2008 to 44%, including a 100% response rate from Brazil, and responses from Asian corporations increased by 39%, from 51 to 71... The report found that the standard of disclosure was highest in the carbon-intensive utilities sector, followed by health care and materials... The companies that scored highest in the CDP 2009 report were Bayer, BASF, HSBC Holdings, Wal-Mart, and Chevron. PG&E scored highest in the utilities sector, Spectra Energy in the energy sector, Boeing in industrials, and Samsung Electronics in information technology... Among the largest the CDP's request for reporting on emissions reduction are four companies from China: PetroChina and China Petroleum and Chemical [Sinopec]..., China Mobile..., and Bank of China...[as well as] Berkshire Hathaway.

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1 September 2009

[PDF] Carbon Disclosure Project 2009 - Global 500 Report

Author: Carbon Disclosure Project

Following the increase in the number of CDP signatories, the standard of disclosure over the past seven years since the inception of CDP has increased dramatically... The number of Asian companies responding to CDP 2009 increasedby 39% (51 to 71) from CDP 2008; The response rate from the BRIC countries has doubled since 2008 to 44% (16 out of 36), including a 100% response rate from Brazil... The Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI)...demonstrates range and depth of carbon disclosure... only the Telecommunications sector is not represented; The Financials sector has the greatest representation in the CDLI... Overall, the standard of disclosure was highest for Utilities, followed by Health Care and Materials... The highest scoring companies in CDP 2009: Bayer, BASF, HSBC, Wal-Mart, Chevron, Cisco, PG&E, Public Service Enterprise Group [PSEG], Spectra Energy, Bank of Montreal, Boeing, Carnival, Rio Tinto, Samsung [Other members of CDLI: BMW, Woolworths, Reckitt Benckiser, Hess, Total, Anadarko, Transocean, Simon Property, Allianz, Australia & New Zealand Banking (ANZ Bank), National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Aviva, Lloyds Banking, Westpac, Allstate, Allergan, Schering-Plough, Biogen Idec, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Siemens, United Parcel Service (UPS), Hewlett-Packard (HP), EMC, Lafarge, Praxair, BHP Billiton, E.I du Pont de Nemours, Union Fenosa, RWE, FPL Group, Consolidated Edison, Fortum.]

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