Sainsbury’s has been awarded with a position on ‘The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014’ for its actions to reduce
carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change – something which CDP recognises as a ‘world leading’ approach.
Visit the CDP website to view ‘The A List: CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014’
The CDP climate and carbon index is:
187 listed companies identified by CDP as demonstrating a ‘superior approach’ to climate change mitigation.
Produced at the request of 767 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital by CDP, the international NGO that drives sustainable economies.
A tool for investors and stakeholders to evaluate and track corporate efforts to mitigate climate change
Climate performance leaders of The A List index are investing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and collectively have reduced their total (absolute) emissions by 33 million metric tons in the past reporting year.
Paul Crewe, Sainsbury’s Head of Sustainability, Engineering and Energy, said: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to be recognised by the CDP for our efforts to reduce carbon in everything we do at Sainsbury’s. Our work is absolute proof that sustainability isn’t just good sense for the environment – it’s also brilliant business sense too.’
Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, said: ‘Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them. The business case for action to mitigate climate change has never been stronger or more urgent. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index. These companies are responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time are making progress towards the realization of sustainable economies.’