EDF gets for the first time the top CDP Climate Change score of A
EDF gets for the first time the top rating of A from the CDP Climate Change (formerly Carbon Disclosure Project). This score highlights the Group's excellent performance, with CO2 emissions below the 100 g / kWh level in 2015(1), three times less than the European industry average.
For the company, the CDP evaluation aims to better inform investors, the capital markets and all stakeholders of its ambitions and actions for reducing greenhouse gases. In 2015, EDF had already obtained the score of A-.
The CDP is an independent non-profit established in 2000, headquartered in London, bringing together the world's largest database linked to climate change. With the support of its 827 investors, the CDP has encouraged more than 2,000 listed companies worldwide to provide information on their strategies on climate change and greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
This comprehensive scheme allows stakeholders (investors, purchasing managers, politicians, etc.) to better understand the positioning of companies in the context of a future low carbon economy, and forms a strong signal inviting them to transparency on their strategy on climate change.
This rating confirms the recognition of EDF’s corporate responsibility. Last September, the Group was also included in the Dow Jones World Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), the most prestigious global index launched in 1999 that ranks the best performing companies in sustainability. In the Electric Utilities sector, EDF displays the score of 87/100 which reflects the group's performance on economic, social and environmental issues.
Jean-Bernard Lévy, Chairman and CEO of EDF, said: "Integrating the highly selective list of climate performance leaders of the CDP Climate Change, reference organisation in terms of transparency in the fight against climate change, is the recognition of EDF’s longstanding commitment to tackle climate change. It demonstrates the relevance of the CAP 2030 strategy implemented by the company, to become the responsible electricity company of tomorrow that champions low carbon growth."
(1) direct emissions, excluding life cycle analysis of generation facilities and fuels
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