BT Group is the best at carbon measuring and reporting, narrowly beating Marks & Spencer, according to Carbon Clear’s annual report ranking carbon measurement and reporting efforts of FTSE 100 companies.
In 2014 both companies shared first place. Marks & Spencer placed second this year.
The other companies in the top 10 are: Sky, Kingfisher, Unilever, Aviva, Centrica, Coca-Cola, TUI AG and RELX Group. Kingfisher and Unilever shared joint fourth position and Aviva and Centrica shared joint sixth position.
The fifth annual report by Carbon Clear ranks each FTSE 100 company on their carbon measurement and reporting, strategy and targets, emissions reduction and how carbon reporting is used to engage stakeholders.
For its “rigorous and far reaching carbon strategy,” BT scored a total of 94 percent, beating M&S by just 1 percentage point. BT and M&S were once again clear leaders with almost 10 percentage points separating them from their nearest rivals: Sky, Kingfisher and Unilever. The report finds that both BT and M&S continue to make plans beyond their stated targets, setting them apart from other FTSE 100 companies.
BT was also acknowledged as the only FTSE 100 company disclosing a science-based approach towards setting greenhouse gas reduction targets.
The report concludes that while excellent efforts are being made by a handful of FTSE 100 companies to manage their carbon emissions and communicate this effectively, there are still too many lagging behind the leaders, showing little consideration towards the impact their businesses are having on climate change.