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[PDF] full report: "Corporate Governance and Climate Change: Making the Connection"

Author: Douglas G. Cogan, Investor Responsibility Resource Center, for Ceres, Published on: 1 March 2006

This report is the first comprehensive measurement of how 100 leading global companies are preparing and positioning themselves to face these challenges [from climate change]. It pays particular attention to the job that corporate executives and board members are doing to enact well-functioning governance systems to face the climate challenge... The results are encouraging. In 2003, Ceres released a report on 20 companies showing that major U.S. businesses were largely ignoring these issues. By contrast, this report shows that corporate leaders in many key industries are now facing the challenge head-on... Yet...most American companies lag behind their international peers... [Chemical industry rankings: DuPont, Bayer, ICI, BASF, Dow Chemical, Air Products, Praxair, Rohm & Haas, Monsanto, PPG. Electric power rankings: AEP (American Electric Power), Cinergy, Entergy, Exelon, Calpine, PG&E, Xcel Energy, Edison Int’l, TXU, DTE, FirstEnergy, FPL Group, Southern, Duke, Progress, AES, Sempra, Dominion, Constellation. Industrial equipment rankings: GE (General Electric), ABB, UTC (United Technologies), Hitachi, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens, Caterpillar, Deere. Metals & mining rankings: Alcan, Alcoa, Nippon Steel, BHP Billiton, Anglo American, Newmont, Nucor, United States Steel, Mittal Steel, Phelps Dodge. Forest products rankings: International Paper, Abitibi, Weyerhaeuser, MeadWestvaco, Georgia-Pacific. Oil & gas rankings: BP, Royal Dutch (Shell), Statoil, Total, Chevron, Anadarko, Sunoco, Amerada Hess, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Marathon, Occidental, Valero, Apache, Tesoro, Burlington, Devon Energy, El Paso, Murphy Oil, Williams. Coal rankings: Rio Tinto, Peabody, CONSOL, Arch, Foundation. Food industry rankings: Unilever, Nestle, General Mills, ADM, Altria, PepsiCo, Bunge, ConAgra. Airline/air transport rankings: UPS, British Airways, Air France, FedEx, AMR (American Airlines), Southwest, UAL (United Airlines). Also refers to steps taken by JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs]

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Related companies: ABB Abitibi-Consolidated AES Air France KLM Air Products Alcan (now Rio Tinto Alcan) Alcoa Altria American Electric Power Anadarko (now part of Occidental Petroleum) Anglo American Apache Arch Coal Archer Daniels Midland BASF Bayer BHP Billiton BMW BP Bunge Burlington Resources (part of ConocoPhillips) Calpine Chevron Cinergy (now Duke Energy) ConAgra ConocoPhillips Consol Energy Constellation Energy DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler) Devon Energy Dominion Resources Dow Chemical DTE Energy Duke Energy DuPont Edison International El Paso Energy Entergy Exelon ExxonMobil FedEx FirstEnergy Ford Foundation Coal FPL Group General Electric General Mills General Motors Georgia-Pacific (part of Koch Industries) Goldman Sachs Hess Corporation Hitachi Honda ICI International Paper John Deere JPMorgan Chase Marathon Oil MeadWestvaco Mitsubishi Group Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mittal Steel (part of Arcelor Mittal) Monsanto (part of Bayer) Murphy Oil Nestlé Newmont Goldcorp Nippon Steel Nissan Nucor Occidental Petroleum Peabody Energy PepsiCo PG&E Phelps Dodge (part of Freeport-McMoRan) PPG Praxair Progress Energy (part of Duke Energy) Rio Tinto Rohm & Haas (part of Dow Chemical) Sempra Energy Shell Siemens Southern Company Southwest Airlines Sunoco (part of Energy Transfer Partners) Tesoro Total Toyota TXU Unilever United Airlines (part of United Continental) United States Steel United Technologies UPS Valero Energy Volkswagen Weyerhaeuser Williams Companies Xcel Energy