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Philips, Schneider Electric, Siemens and others make CDP’s 2015 “A” List


November 11, 2015
By Renée Francoeur

November 11, 2015 – The international not-for-profit CDP (formally the Carbon Disclosure Project) issued its annual Climate Change Report this month and a number of industry players mentioned inside received a good grade.

The report includes the 2015 Climate A List, made up of companies identified as “A” grade for their actions to mitigate climate change. Nearly 2000 companies submitted information to be independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology, CDP said.

Schneider Electric made the cut for the fifth year in the row. Philips, Siemens, Samsung C&T, Stanley Black & Decker, United Technologies Corp., and Accenture can also be found on the “A” List.

Schneider Electric is also listed on the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index with a score of 100/100 for its high quality carbon emissions and energy data

“Schneider Electric is very proud to receive the highest rating of 100 and to be on the A list for the fifth year in a row. We have steadily gained in rating: in 2011, we were 91 out of 100 and last year 99 out of 100”, said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO at Schneider Electric. “In a world where the need for energy will continue to increase, it shows our strategic commitment to help customers make their ecosystem safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable, and to achieve more with less resources in a more connected, distributed and smart world. For Schneider Electric, naturally, this rating invites and urges us to continue delivering on our commitments without any compromise.”

The CDP said its report tracks five years of progress from the world’s largest listed companies.

“The influence of the corporation is mighty. We congratulate the A List companies that are illuminating the path to a low carbon future through their climate leadership”, said Paul Dickinson, CDP’s executive chairman and co-founder. “The momentum of business action on climate change suggests we are reaching a tipping point, where companies are poised to achieve their full potential. They need ambitious policy at both a national and international level that will support them in this regard and will catalyze participation from industry at scale.”

Nine out of every ten companies now have activities in place that are lowering their carbon output, compared with less than half in 2010, according to CDP, and the percentage of businesses with targets to reduce the intensity of their greenhouse gas emissions has also more than doubled.