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10% of Global 500 Companies Produce 73% of Greenhouse Gases


Germany, Switzerland and the UK are over represented on the CPLI relative to the geographic composition of the Global 500. Although European companies are more likely to outperform in comparison to their peers in the USA, the number of North American companies achieving a position on the CPLI has more than doubled since 2012. India, Norway, South Africa, South Korea and Sweden are new to the index.

The CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 is available to download free, it launches today at CDP’s annual Global Climate Forum. The public disclosures of climate change information from Global 500 companies taking part in CDP this year are also available on the CDP website. Over 4,500 businesses in markets around the world have disclosed through CDP this year. Their data will be disseminated to investors via various channels, such as Bloomberg terminals, where it is downloaded an average of 1 million times every six weeks.

© CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 

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Source: CDP.



[1] The 50 highest emitting companies are listed on the inside back cover of the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013.

[2] The five highest emitting companies of each sector are included in each sector snapshots contained in the CDP Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013.

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