Nov. 15, 2012
(Press Release) -
Amcor has been commended by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), which represents 655 institutional investors with $78 trillion in assets, for its approach to the disclosure of climate change information.
For the fourth consecutive year, Amcor is featured in the CDP 2012 ASX200 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. This index, a key component of CDP's annual Australia & NZ Climate Change Report, highlights the constituent companies within the ASX200 that have a strong approach to information disclosure regarding climate change. Companies are scored on their climate change disclosure, and high scores indicate good internal data management and understanding of climate change related issues affecting the company.
The index, compiled by Deloitte on behalf of CDP, provides an evaluation tool for institutional investors and other stakeholders. The 20 highest scoring companies from the ASX200 are represented in the CDP 2012 ASX200 CDLI. This index is based on analysis of the responses to CDP's questionnaire which focused on greenhouse gas emissions, emissions reduction targets and the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.
David Clark, Amcor Vice President Safety, Environment & Sustainability, said:
"Participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project and the CDP Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration are important elements of Amcor's approach to sustainability and our commitment to responsible packaging. Being named to the CDP ASX200 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index is recognition for the efforts of Amcor's co-workers to measure, manage, and report our greenhouse gas emissions and our commitment to meet our targets for reducing GHG emissions over time."
Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of CDP, commented:
"Companies that make the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index have demonstrated strong internal data management practices for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions and energy use. They are also giving clear consideration to the business issues related to climate change and their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities. This is vital to realising greater efficiencies, protecting the business from risk and capitalising on opportunities."
The CDP Australia & NZ Climate Change Report 2012 can be found at http://www.cdproject.net/
As the world's leading packaging manufacturer, Amcor offers customers the highest quality in innovative and sustainable packaging solutions, and partnerships built on service, reliability and excellence. Our extensive global footprint puts us on our customer's doorstep wherever they do business so big or small, Amcor can provide leading packaging solutions for any organisation. With more than 300 sites in over 40 countries, Amcor has a vital role to play in creating a sustainable future. For several years, Amcor has been internationally recognised as a sustainability leader, with inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Asia Pacific index), the FTSE4Good Index and the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (Materials sector, Australian and New Zealand Region). In 2012 Amcor's approach to sustainability was recognised at the Ethical Investor Australian Sustainability Awards where Amcor received the Environment Award.