Unilever commended for climate change performance and disclosure

For the fifth consecutive year, Unilever is featured in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.

Recognising best practice

Unilever scored 76 out of 100 for its climate change disclosure in the 2009 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI). The Index is a key component of the CDP’s annual FTSE 350 Report, and comprises the top scoring 10% of companies in the FTSE 350 based on an analysis of the level and quality of their responses to the CDP’s 2009 questionnaire.

The CDLI, compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of CDP, provides an evaluation tool for 475 institutional investors, with combined assets under management in excess of $55 trillion. High scores indicate good internal data management and understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company.

This year, the Report included for the first time, and as a complement to the CDLI, a new performance scoring methodology, measuring companies’ actual performance in responding to and reducing their contribution to climate change. Unilever is one of 10 companies leading in this area.

About the Carbon Disclosure Project

The Carbon Disclosure Project is an independent not-for-profit organisation holding the world’s largest database of corporate climate change information. It gathers data through its annual Information Requests on behalf of institutional investors, purchasing organisations and government bodies. Some 2 500 major corporations around the world report their greenhouse gas emissions and the risks and opportunities posed by climate change through the CDP. The CDP also works with companies to facilitate the collection of climate change relevant data for their supply chain.

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