One in three of the UK’s biggest businesses commit to net zero

The government is calling on more companies to ‘step up, follow suit and pledge to join the fight against climate change’

BT ‘leads FTSE 100 in terms of managing climate risks’

The company beat previous winner Marks & Spencer to take top place on EcoAct’s green leaderboard

SSE recognised for being transparent on tax

Energy company SSE has become the first FTSE 100 business to be awarded the Fair Tax Mark. The scheme aims to hold companies to account over their tax affairs and give recognition for responsible tax policies. The Big Six supplier has been awarded the mark for the third year in a row, which confirms it […]

BT tops sustainability list of FTSE 100 firms – again

Telecommunications giant BT has been rated as having the best sustainablility strategy out of FTSE 100 companies for the third year running. M&S and Unilever were awarded second and third place respectively in Carbon Clear’s latest annual sustainability report. Each company in the FTSE 100 was given a percentage score based on their carbon management strategy, targets, […]

Carbon reporting creeps up in FTSE 100

More major companies in the FTSE 100 are publishing their carbon emissions in their official annual reports. Research found 85 companies included key information about their carbon footprint in 2014, up nearly a third compared to 2013, when 56 did so. Data such as the carbon intensity ratio was included, plus details of the methodology […]

M&S ties with BT at top of carbon leader board

Retailer M&S tied with telecoms group BT on the top spot in a carbon reporting leader board of FTSE 100 companies. Each company in the FTSE 100 was scored using publicly available data against 67 criteria to rate their carbon management strategy. Carbon Clear which did the rankings said Marks and Spencer impressed with their […]

Only half of FTSE 100 firms disclose their carbon footprint

Only 52 of the FTSE 100 companies disclose their carbon footprint in their annual report according to a league table published yesterday. Supermarket Marks and Spencer topped the latest carbon ranking of FTSE firms by Carbon Clear for the second year running. But the results suggest not all of the country’s 100 largest, most actively […]

Supermarkets soar in FTSE 100 carbon league table

Posh supermarket chain Marks & Spencer has come first in this year’s ranking of FTSE 100 firms for their carbon cutting activity. Supermarkets were generally the best performers in the table compiled by Carbon Clear, the global carbon management firm, with the manufacturing, mining & metals and building materials sectors coming bottom. The research shows the […]

Eurozone deal boosts markets as confidence starts to return

Confidence has returned to the markets as shares rose after European leaders agreed a deal with regard to the debt crisis. The eurozone agreed to expand the bailout fund and banks have accepted a 50% loss on Greek debt in exchange for recapitalisation. Leaders from all 27 European Union countries cut a deal to help […]

Cairn abandon freshly drilled well

Cairn Energy have announced that one of their four exploration wells located off Greenland has been abandoned as there was no commercial discovery. While their shareholders suffered, the company have come under heavy criticism from environmental campaigners Greenpeace.Located around 300km off Nuuk, the LF7-1 exploration well is preparing to be plugged. A spokesman from Cairn […]