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Company is applauded for disclosure honesty.

ENERGY services firm Carillion, who have offices in Gateshead, have been commended for their honesty in revealing the company's environmental impact.

The recognition comes from the Carbon Disclosure Project's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, a scheme that aims to highlight which of Britain's biggest businesses are willing to disclose their contribution to climate change.

Richard Howson, chief operating officer for Carillion, said: "The need to protect the environment and operate in a sustainable way has never been more urgent - for us and for our customers and partners that we support and deliver solutions for.

"It is only right therefore that we should try and lead by example with our own sustainability polices - and making the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index is a key part of this commitment.

"To achieve a score of 82 out of 100 is also very encouraging as the CDP consider anything above 70 as high." Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of the Carbon Disclosure Project, said by taking part in the scheme Carillion would be in pole position to make the most of any business opportunities which come from dealing with green issues.

"Companies that make the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index have demonstrated good internal data management practices for understanding greenhouse gas emissions," he said.

"They have shown a strong awareness of the business issues related to climate change including climaterelated risks and opportunities. "Those organisations that give clear consideration to measuring and reporting on climate change issues will be best placed to capitalise on the opportunities from managing them."

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Nov 8, 2011
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