CO₂ Database of 40’000 Listed Companies
Zurich, Switzerland June 29, 2012 – Disclosing one's carbon footprint has not only become important to firms practicing transparency, it is also coming under more government regulation. Realizing the importance of disclosing carbon data, South Pole Carbon has developed the world’s largest CO₂ -Emission database.
90% of the over 40’000 listed companies report nothing on their greenhouse gas emissions or carbon strategy. “This is scandalous, as you can’t manage what you don’t measure”, states Renat Heuberger of South Pole Carbon.
The revolution in energy is happening. Corporations will be facing new energy and CO₂ -related regulations in the near future. Switzerland has set the political objective of an 80% reduction in emissions by 2050. The transition to a low-carbon economy is inevitable, and a proactive approach will pay off in both the short and long run.
Accordingly, as the leading climate protection company, South Pole Carbon, together with greenhouse gas specialists and statisticians of ETH University in Zurich, has developed a “Carbon Screening” process. It covers the greenhouse gas emissions of over 40’000 listed companies. No other system runs a scientific plausibility check on self- disclosed greenhouse gas emissions. South Pole Carbon’s unique database is the world’s largest and most transparent aggregation of company greenhouse gas emission information.