CDP Recognizes Companies Fighting Climate ChangeBy Sofía Hanna | Tue, 08/24/2021 - 16:56
The looming threat climate change poses to the world is leading societies, governments and private companies to ramp up their efforts to mitigate its impact. In its A-List, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has recognized the companies that are spearheading the fight against climate change through the management of their environmental risks and other best practices.
CDP, a non-profit that supports companies in their management of their environmental impact, cites that 277 companies made it to this year’s climate change A-List, 16 companies to its forests A-List and 106 companies to its water security A-List. “These 300+ companies are leading the way to a more sustainable future. The business world shows growing environmental awareness, despite the unprecedented challenges faced in 2020,” reads CDP’s website. The non-profit scores companies from D to A depending on their best practices regarding environmental leadership.
Among CDP’s top scorers is Centrica Business Solutions, which receives this award for the second consecutive year for its actions in climate change that include research and dissemination work. Centrica, a leading provider of energy services and solutions, obtained this recognition for its decarbonization efforts. “We are very proud to have been recognized again by CDP as a leader in climate ambition, action and transparency. We are making great strides in decarbonizing our business and helping our customers reduce their emissions to achieve the goal of net-zero emissions,” said Jim Rushen, Environment Group Leader at Centrica. To date, Centrica has reduced its carbon footprint by 58 percent, surpassing its goal to reduce it by 35 percent by 2025. Centrica’s goals include helping its customers reduce their carbon emissions by 25 percent by 2030 and help them achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
Centrica is supporting companies in Mexico to reduce their environmental impact and improve their operational efficiency through its “Partner Program,” which seeks to partner with local companies to boost the Mexican energy sector by combining knowledge, experience and capabilities that provide energy solutions, improve operational efficiency, drive business sustainability and offer the energy system of the future. “The Partner Program has the objective of generating competitive profits for those who are part of it. Companies can be assured that, as partners, they will have access to all the energy solutions, analysis, operations and support necessary for their customers so that they can turn energy from a commercial cost into a source of income and growth,” said Fernando Tirado, Country Managing Director of Centrica Business Solutions in Mexico, to Global Energy.