Sainsbury’s Recognised By Climate Change Programme
Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has been identified as a UK leader for the quality and transparency of the climate change information it has disclosed to investors and the global marketplace through CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.
Sainsbury’s is one of 37 companies awarded a position on the FTSE 350 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI), released in the United Kingdom edition of CDP’s annual global climate change report.
It is the only UK retailer on the CDLI to achieve a coveted Band A rating.
The news comes ahead of COP21, the UN climate change conference where national leaders meet to agree a global deal to reduce carbon emissions and limit temperature warming.
Sainsbury’s scored 100 per cent on the index by disclosing high-quality carbon emissions and energy data through CDP’s climate-change programme.
Speaking on the news, Paul Crewe, head of sustainability, energy and engineering at Sainsbury’s, said, "Sainsbury's takes energy and carbon reduction extremely seriously and we have set ourselves stretching targets beyond 2020 through our Sustainability Plan. We are all delighted and proud that Sainsbury's has been recognised by CDP for the efforts we have made in carbon reduction by being awarded the highest possible global score and gaining a place on the Climate A List.”
Paul Dickinson, executive chairman and co-founder of CDP said that reliable information about how companies are responding to the transition will become ever more valuable.
"For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.”
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