- Solid EU plan is driving local climate reporting general performance but COP26 pivotal for environment out technique to accelerate meaningful emissions reductions
- Virtually all Euro STOXX fifty businesses give small-carbon goods and products and services though above 50 percent have established science-primarily based targets which contain Scope three emissions
- Schneider Electric, Kering and SAP SE named as top rated sustainability reporting performers
London, Uk, October twenty five, 2021
EcoAct, an Atos organization, has nowadays produced The Local weather Reporting General performance of the Euro STOXX fifty, FTSE a hundred and DOW thirty. The report reveals that though the index performs consistently throughout a variety of sustainability steps, the will need to established lengthy-expression emissions reductions targets remains with significantly less than 20% of businesses exhibiting robust designs to arrive at web zero. If Europe is to deliver on its Fit for 55 ambitions – a 55% emissions reduction by 2030 – the world-wide commitments and coordinated actions taken as final result of COP26 will be pivotal in offering a framework to organizations to accomplish lengthy-expression emissions reductions aligned to 1.5°C.
The report, which contains a leader board ranking the top rated 20 businesses for environmental sustainability disclosure, found that 58% of the Euro STOXX fifty have science-primarily based targets in place that are aligned with 1.5⁰C or effectively below 2⁰C. This compares favourably to the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred where by only fifty seven% and 45% of organizations have science-primarily based targets (SBTs) aligned to the very same amount of ambition. The report also found that 78% of the index obtained Scope 1 & 2 emissions reductions to the very same normal, a little bit in advance of its friends in the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred (which obtained 70% and 72% respectively). Nonetheless, the report also cautions this year’s emissions reductions are probably to be artificially substantial owing to the effect of COVID-19.
Commenting on the findings, Stuart Lemmon, Handling Director, Northern Europe, EcoAct stated: “Our first report of the local climate reporting general performance of the Euro STOXX fifty tells a compelling tale of reliable accomplishment throughout the index. Europe advantages from a potent legislative landscape and formidable targets which have no question spurred businesses to be very engaged and transparent on local climate troubles.
“However, to accomplish web zero by 2050, organizations will need robust, lengthy-expression designs. Our evaluation reveals the vastly positive advantages that frameworks these as the SBTi can have on accelerating local climate adjust motion in this regard. As these, COP26 has a critical job to participate in in making an atmosphere – as a result of driving formidable laws, frameworks, finest exercise and criteria – that will help organizations to approach and accomplish reliable decarbonisation to arrive at Europe’s web zero goal.”
In comparison to the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred, the report found that many extra European organizations have committed to tackling their source chain emissions, with forty eight% of the index owning established SBTs for Scope three. Normally, the report also found that extra Euro STOXX fifty businesses obtained Scope three emissions reductions in line with a 1.5°C circumstance (34% vs . 17% for both equally the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred).
Compared with findings for the FTSE a hundred and DOW thirty, no one sector outperformed yet another. Rather, the index carried out consistently earlier mentioned its friends throughout all evaluation locations from ambition, measurement and reporting to technique, motion and accomplishment. In overall, 10 businesses from the Euro STOXX fifty obtained a place on the global top rated 20 leader board such as Schneider Electric, Kering, SAP SE, Philips and L’Oréal.
Globally, top rated performers throughout all indices (Euro STOXX fifty, FTSE a hundred and DOW thirty) this 12 months have been Microsoft, Apple, Landsec, Vodafone and Schneider Electric. 65% of businesses throughout all indices have now established an SBT, a 26% increase on 2020 (with the addition of Euro STOXX in 2021). In addition, many extra of these SBTs are in line with a effectively below 2⁰C or 1.5⁰C circumstance – from 20% final 12 months to fifty one% this 12 months.
Up to practically 80% throughout all indices with many professional sectors such as insurance coverage, oil and gas and shopper autos and sections shown alignment with the Taskforce on Local weather-relevant Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations – the greatest 12 months-on-12 months increase considering the fact that they have been introduced. Developed by The Financial Security Board, the TCFD recommendations present a crystal clear example of how governments globally can appear alongside one another to build a framework that achieves a popular local climate objective.
Notes to editors
This 12 months, the scoring methodology has been revised to contain not only local climate reporting general performance (with a focus on thoroughness and transparency) but also measurable local climate motion and accomplishment. Corporations are now scored in reaction to 28 inquiries for a overall of sixty one details covering 4 matter locations:
- Emissions measurement & Reporting
- Ambition & Emission reduction targets
- Approach, Governance & Action approach
The most the latest disclosures are scored applying once-a-year integrated and corporate sustainability stories, and any supplemental hyperlinks from organization web-sites, such as sustainability micro-websites and blogs. This 12 months, statements produced by businesses as portion of their 2020 reaction to the CDP questionnaires have also been regarded to fill in any gaps, in particular close to carbon footprint evaluation and reduction achievements.
Other critical world-wide findings:
Internet-zero ambitions vs . reductions
There has been an above forty% advancement in the variety of businesses committed to web zero from final 12 months with sixty six% of businesses in the FTSE a hundred, 64% in the Euro STOXX fifty and 63% in the DOW thirty committing to web zero. For the DOW thirty, this doubles the price of determination in comparison to final 12 months. Nonetheless, throughout all indices only 19% of businesses disclose a lengthy-expression emissions reduction goal and only 2% of businesses disclose targets for sequestration of residual emissions.
seventy four% of businesses documented a reduction in their Scope 1 & 2 emissions that is in line with limiting world-wide heating to 1.5°C – a final result the report notes is probably to be artificially substantial owing to COVID-19. It was also observed on the other hand that only 22% of businesses reduced their Scope three emissions in line with the very same pathway. The adjust in world-wide emissions from this 12 months to the up coming could be a defining second for targets to be fulfilled, all significant businesses will will need to be proactive in accomplishing sustained emissions reductions and decarbonising their organization products.
Not ample is currently being done to deal with value chain emissions. Throughout all indices, 65% of businesses have established a Scope 1 & 2 SBT though only 39% of businesses have established one particular for their Scope three emissions. Of the 178 businesses scored this 12 months, only AstraZeneca, Vodafone, Apple, and SAP SE have effectively established 1.5⁰C aligned Scope 1, 2 and three SBTi validated SBTs.
The proportion of businesses offsetting their residual carbon emissions has elevated from twenty five% to 36% over-all. Organisations must cut down emissions in alignment to a 1.5°C circumstance, but they also must choose accountability for unavoidable residual emissions. Offsetting is an crucial system to ensure that organisations are using urgent motion on any emissions they are still doing work to cut down.
EcoAct, an Atos organization considering the fact that October 2020, is an global sustainability consultancy and task developer that supports businesses and organisations by offering the most productive and holistic options to properly meet up with the difficulties of local climate adjust. Established in France in 2006 by Thierry Fornas and Gérald Maradan, EcoAct has places of work in seven international locations and three continents close to the environment: Paris, Lyon, Barcelona, London, New York, Montreal, Munich and Embu in Kenya.
With a crew of extra than one hundred sixty professionals in decarbonisation technique, EcoAct permits administrators and their groups to renovate their organization product and cut down their carbon emissions though driving professional general performance. EcoAct’s core intent is to advise and guide sustainable approaches that build value and advantage its customers as effectively as the local climate, and the atmosphere. EcoAct is a CDP Gold Spouse, a founding member of ICROA, a strategic partner in the implementation of the Gold Conventional for the Global Targets and stories to the UN Global Compact.
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