For the first time, Siemens has achieved the highest possible score in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the world’s largest climate-protection survey. For the transparency of its reporting on the opportunities and risks associated with climate change, the company received 100 (2014: 99) out of 100 possible points. In addition, Siemens’ efforts to achieve energy efficiency and cut CO2 emissions enabled the company to reach Band A, the highest performance range. As a result, the company is also included in the Carbon Performance Leadership Index.
More than 5,000 companies worldwide, nearly 2,000 of which are publicly listed, provided data that was assessed against the CDP’S scoring methodology. A total of 113 companies made it onto the Climate A List, including – in addition to Siemens – firms such as Nestlé, BMW and Deutsche Post.
Susan Dreyer, a director at the Carbon Disclosure Project, stated, “We congratulate Siemens on reaching the CDP Climate A List and attaining the CPD’s highest climate score of 100 A. Siemens thus ranks among the four best DAX companies in terms of climate change disclosure.”
Roland Busch, member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG with special responsibility for sustainability, noted, “We’re very pleased about our outstanding rating in the CDP’s climate change report. As one of the world’s largest providers of resource-saving technologies, Siemens has a clear responsibility to lead by example. That’s why we’re committed to making our global operations carbon-neutral by 2030.” Busch concluded, “We’re thus sending a clear signal to the upcoming climate conference in Paris that the private sector must take action to address climate change.”
The international non-profit CDP holds the world’s most comprehensive database of corporate environmental information. This year, the CDP is issuing its Climate Change Report 2015 on behalf of 822 investors representing a total of €86 trillion in assets. The CDP is an independent organization that receives funding from a wide range of sponsors as well as through membership fees and within the framework of special projects and partnerships.