London – Kingspan, the rigid polyurethane board maker, has made it onto the CDP’s A list of companies in the organisation’s Global Climate Change report.
The list comprises 113 companies identified as “A grade for their actions to mitigate climate change. Nearly 2,000 companies submitted information to be independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology; 113 have made the list, which features brands from around the world,” said CDP. These include firms such as Apple, Microsoft and Google.
The list was developed at the request of 822 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital, and over $95 trillion of assets under management.
Gene Murtagh, Kingspan ceo said: “I am proud that we are the only Irish listed company to have made the CDP A List. We recognise the significance of climate change to global society and the central importance of addressing the environmental impact of the built environment.
"Kingspan supports a strong global agreement on climate change as it will help to meet international development aims, provide a clear signal to business to guide investment toward low carbon outcomes and bring huge benefits to the natural environment.”
CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, said it is an organisation which works with investors “to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment.”