Taking Stock of Sustainability

The Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100, IBEX 35 and CAC 40

The Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100

The Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100 uses publicly available information to identify trends and leadership in environmental sustainability within Europe’s largest companies.
The 2017 research assesses how well companies of the FTSE 100, IBEX 35 and, for the first time, CAC 40 financial indices manage their environmental impacts. The seventh annual study identifies best practice in environmental sustainability and sets out to encourage others to join our Movement for Momentum.
The Sustainability Reporting Performance of the FTSE 100:
  • Showcases the UK’s leading companies that are demonstrating best in class environmental stewardship.
  • Assesses environmental reporting trends within the different industries that make up the FTSE 100.
  • Analyses environmental reporting and its drivers across the UK, France and Spain.
  • Compares sustainability performance within publicly listed companies.
From setting ambitious emission reduction targets aligned to the Paris Climate Agreement to supporting the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, the research reveals how well the private sector is managing its environmental impacts.

The Sustainability Reporting Performance 2017

What are Europe's leading companies doing to reduce their environmental impact?

 Sustainability reporting research scoring

How are companies scored?

Carbon Clear’s seventh annual sustainable reporting research is based solely upon publicly available information that’s readily accessible to any interested third party. We believe that for companies to be transparent about managing their carbon emissions and efforts to reduce the effects of climate change, it is important members of the general public have access to the right information and it is provided in a way that they can understand.


What are the 2017 key findings?

What are the key findings? 

Consumer preference and market factors such as the cost of renewable energy are important drivers in the UK. In Spain, competitor benchmarking and reporting frameworks such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) are advancing the environmental agenda. Legislation in France pressurises CAC 40 companies to report on how they integrate ESG-climate risks and issues into their decision-making.

Movement for Momentum

Movement for Momentum

As a result of our 2017 Sustainability Reporting Performance Research we are asking companies to join our Movement for Momentum and support the following objectives: Understand what the risk of climate change means for their business operations; increase the scale and ambition of carbon and energy reductions; align sustainability metrics with business strategy and; influence and encourage customers, employees and suppliers with clear and ambitious objectives.