Study finds over half of global companies surveyed are emitting "unsustainable" levels of carbon

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20 December 2013

Study: 51 of 100 Top Companies Emitting Unsustainable Levels of CO2

Author: Mary Mazzoni, TriplePundit

Climate Counts and the Center for Sustainable Organizations just released what they call the “world’s first” science-based company rankings,...[assessing] the emissions performance of 100 companies from 2005 to 2012 within the context of climate science to identify...companies on a sustainable emissions path...Nearly half of the 100 companies analyzed rated sustainably in the study, meaning they are on track with science-based targets...Autodesk, Unilever and Eli Lilly came away with the top three spots...[One caveat] is that only direct emissions and emissions from the purchase of electricity, heat or steam...were analyzed...not indirect emissions from the supply chain and product use. This puts the likes of Chevron, BP and Halliburton above burgeoning sustainability darlings Marks & Spencer and IBM...[Large firms] like Walmart and Amazon are notably absent, as the study is limited to companies that have voluntarily disclosed their emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project.

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1 December 2013

The world's first science-based ranking of corporate carbon emissions

Author: Climate Counts

If a company claims that it plans to reduce its carbon footprint 15% by 2020, is that good? Better yet, is it enough? The purpose of this study was to analyze the greenhouse gas emissions of 100 global corporations between 2005 and 2012 to determine their performance against science-based goals that seek to limit climate change to 2° Celsius (3.6° Fahrenheit).

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