BT and Marks & Spencer have scored joint first place in Carbon Clear’s 2014 ranking of the carbon reporting performance of FTSE 100 companies.
Rounding out the top 10 are: Unilever, Tui Travel, Sainsbury’s, National Grid, BskyB, Kingfisher, Coca-Cola HBC, Aviva and Mondi, with the last two companies both ranking tenth.
This year marks the third year in a row that M&S has placed first for its carbon management reporting. Last year, BT ranked only one point behind M&S, taking second place.
Both first place companies achieved a score of 85 percent in the rankings; however, their best practices varied. Carbon Clear says M&S used a range of engagement activities and scored well for offsetting their emissions. BT excelled in using climate change science to develop reduction targets and consistently demonstrated a number of innovative programs to reduce emissions in their value chain.
Carbon Clear scored publicly available information from each company in the FTSE 100 against 67 reporting criteria. The analysis, carried out in summer 2014, focused on several core areas including: how companies measure, report and verify their carbon footprint; their existing and planned strategies for reducing emissions; their actual carbon reductions; and their work to engage stakeholders about their climate change programs.
The 2014 research found that 85 companies reported their carbon footprint in their annual report compared to 56 in 2013.