Posted: 3 November 2014
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National Grid recognised for climate change transparency
National Grid recognised for climate change transparency

National Grid awarded a position on the FTSE 350 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) by the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Working in partnership with the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, this project at Feckenham has developed sustainable plans that enhance the biodiversity and habitat value of the land.

"By benchmarking and tracking the amount of carbon dioxide we emit, we can not only monitor progress, but also set clear goals for the future."

Stuart Bailey, Head of Sustainability and Climate Change, National Grid.

National Grid has been recognised by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an environmental non-governmental organisation, for the breadth and depth of detail it has provided about its CO2 emissions.

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National Grid received leadership status after submitting climate change information for independent assessment against CDP’s widely-respected scoring system. Companies graded in the top 10% make up the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index.

Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of CDP, said: “Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them. The need for data on corporate climate change impacts and strategies to reduce them has never been greater. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. These companies are responding to the ever-growing demand for environmental accountability and should inspire others to follow suit.”

Stuart Bailey, Head of Sustainability and Climate Change at National Grid, said: “Making our business more sustainable is of crucial importance for National Grid and the Carbon Disclosure Project is an important element of this. By benchmarking and tracking the amount of carbon dioxide we emit, we can not only monitor progress, but also set clear goals for the future.”

National Grid works to reduce emissions and build a more sustainable business in many ways, such as using waste heat to help reduce gas demand at Grain LNG Terminal and developing ecology supporting habitats around National Grid sites.

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