The 2012 Carbon Disclosure Project (‘CDP’) results for the UK were released on 11 October 2012, revealing Morgan Sindall Group plc as the top scoring construction company. The British based construction and regeneration group achieved a disclosure score of 86 and a performance grade B.
This achievement secured a place for the Group on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) table, despite the fact that it is outside the FTSE 350. The CDLI recognises the highest scoring companies for disclosure.
Morgan Sindall Group significantly improved its 2011 CDP score by a total of 25 points and moved up to a B grade in this year’s disclosure. This overall score is underlined by the global average for the ‘industrials’ sector (under which construction falls) for disclosure which was just 71. A number of other construction companies submitted responses and feature in the CDP 2012 UK report, the top scoring of these being Kier Group, Interserve and Balfour Beatty, achieving disclosure scores of 80, 79 and 78 respectively.
The CDP is an independent not-for-profit organisation which works with thousands of companies to drive the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and sustainable water use. Providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose and share environmental information, CDP allows market forces to be a major cause of change in striving towards a more sustainable future.
Speaking of the achievement, Brian Handcock, Chair of the Group’s Environmental Forum said “Measuring and reporting our carbon emissions underpins our Total Commitment to sustainability and in particular, our objective of reducing our energy consumption and carbon emissions.”
“We are delighted to have achieved a ranking of 86 B, putting us in the top 10% of businesses disclosing emissions through the Carbon Disclosure Project” continues Handcock. “This is a real testament to the effort we are putting into identifying, reporting and managing our carbon impact.”