The non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project in London evaluates company information.
The non-profit organization Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) presented its annual evaluation of climate-friendly companies on Tuesday at its headquarters in London. The evaluation is based on information that the companies provide to the CDP on the basis of a standardized questionnaire. This is intended to create comparability for shareholders and the public.
Of more than 5,800 companies worldwide, only five percent achieved the top grade. More than 40 percent of them were European companies, 20 percent came from the USA. Almost three quarters of the companies assessed only achieved the grades C or D.
From Austria, the Lenzing Group achieved two placements in the “A-List” of the global non-profit environmental organization CDP. This is the “A” list for combating climate change and for protecting forests. Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) from Austria is also on the list.
According to a recent evaluation, in an international comparison Germany has the most companies that do well in their efforts to protect the climate. 19 German companies achieved the top grade A for climate protection, their use of water and forests.
These include the retail chains Metro and Zalando, the technology group Bosch, but also the chemical giant BASF and the steel group Thyssenkrupp. France is just behind with 18 companies rated A.