Nike has topped Climate Counts’ third annual corporate climate performance scorecard with 83 points (out of a possible 100) for the second year in a row. Stoneyfield Farm followed closely with 81 points. Unilever received 80 points. The climate performance scorecard ranks 90 companies in 12 sectors.
The survey finds for the first time that all 12 companies in the electronics sector and the four companies evaluated in the consumer shipping sector have earned a score above 50 points, all driven by increased competitive efforts in corporate sustainability.
This year’s survey also finds a 22 percent increase in scores for 81 out of the 90 companies surveyed this year, which indicates a strengthening of their voluntary response to climate change, reports Climate Counts. However, ten companies lost points over the past year including SABMiller (-9), Liz Claiborne (-8), Sony (-6), and Procter & Gamble (-6).
Scores surged for previously low-scoring companies like eBay with a jump of 48 points and US Airways, up 43 points. Apple picked up 41 points, while Levi Strauss gained 36 points.
Ten companies received scores in the single-digits including one zero. Those with the lowest scores include SkyWest Air (0), Regions (1), SunTrust (2), Wendy’s Arby’s Group (2), PNC Financial Services (3) and Viacom (3).
Climate Counts uses a 22-criteria scorecard to track corporate climate action in four key areas: measurement of impact, reduction of impact, engagement on public policy related to climate change, and openness and transparency with consumers on corporate climate activities.
Click here for last year’s report.