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08 Nov 2010 01:11:18

Few UK companies meeting Defra carbon reporting guidelines



Few UK companies meeting Defra carbon reporting guidelines
Only a small number of UK companies are currently reporting their carbon footprint in accordance with Defra guidelines, a new report reveals.

Deloitte carried out a survey of 100 listed firms, finding just nine percent believed their carbon reporting had been in line with Defra rules.

However, 57 percent said they did make efforts to report their carbon footprint, with over a third doing so in an annual report.

Just eight percent of companies had their CO2 data verified by a third party.

Jenny Harrison, a director of Deloitte's energy practice and carbon reporting and assurance team, said: "Many companies failed to make basic disclosures around the reporting methodology used, or accounting principles applied, highlighting a lack of transparency around measurement."

She added that, under current conditions, it is very difficult for a comparison to be made between different firms' carbon emissions.

All large public and private sector organisations in the UK must have now signed up to the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, which aims to contribute to a decrease in the UK's carbon emissions.ADNFCR-1235-ID-800222406-ADNFCR


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