Thursday, September 26, 2013

NGO CDP disclosing data on the CO2 footprint of 500 big companies

Graph of emissions produced in Europe
in Metric tons of CO2
The NGO CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) disclosed CO2 emission data of 500 big companies worldwide, including CO2 effects linked to the supply chain. The report is based on voluntary disclosure by the companies. This implies that the data have not necessarily been verified by a neutral source. However, the data can certainly be used to indicate the minimum CO2 footprint of the big companies participating to the CDP operation.

The list contains electric power and utility companies like Enel, Vattenfall, E.ON, Electricit√© de France, with RWE topping the list, but also telecommunications companies like  Verizon. Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, and Telefonica because of links via the supply chain.

The list closely matches a list of European power companies found here based on a analysis by Price Waterhouse Cooper and an older article about polluters in Europe on our blog.

The full report from CDP can be found here:

In a view of climate change compensation claims readers should in particular take note of the CO2 emission graphs on the pages 20, 24, 34, 38 and the table starting on page 49 of the CDP report.

Related: polluters in Europe

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