CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing the only global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. Yesterday, they released the CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2014. Microsoft scored 99 (A) out of 100, an improvement from their 2013 score of 96 (A). Microsoft highlighted on their blog that they are the only one of 10 information technology companies included on the Climate Performance Leadership index.
- Performance—Recognizing the 34 companies that earned the highest band of “A” for their climate performance assessment, the 2014 Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) acknowledges these companies for taking action to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change.
- Disclosure—Recognizing the 63 companies that were in the top 10 percent of the report for disclosure scores (a score of 97 or higher), the 2014 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) acknowledges the depth and
quality of climate change data that these companies disclosed to investors and the global marketplace through CDP.
This is the first year that Microsoft was recognized for both accomplishments.
The announcement follows closely behind learning that Microsoft has once again earned a place on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), one of the most renowned sustainability indices globally. As in previous years, we maintain inclusion within the DJSI North American Index as well as within the prestigious DJSI World Index—for which only 10% of the world’s 2,500 largest corporations make the grade. The annual review of the DJSI family is based on a thorough analysis of economic, social, and environmental performance, assessing a wide array of corporate citizenship issues including climate change mitigation.
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