For the first time, ENGIE is included in the “A list” of the British rating agency CDP (formerly “Carbon Disclosure Project”). CDP rates leading companies based on their climate change strategies and actions. The “A list” comprises companies receiving the highest rating, representing 9% of major international companies that answered CDP’s 2016 questionnaire.
The inclusion of ENGIE in the 2016 “A list” rewards the Group’s commitments in combatting climate change. The publication of the CDP annual report on climate change, as well as its list of companies recognized as leaders for their strategy and actions in fighting climate change, are carefully followed indicators. In 15 years, CDP has become the global standard in terms of communications and benchmark for major companies in relation to greenhouse gas emissions and performance about fighting climate change.
On this occasion, ENGIE CEO Isabelle Kocher declared: “CDP’s recognition rewards the actions of the Group for climate. Indeed, our investments are now focused on low-carbon solutions, whether in renewable energy sources, gas, networks or energy services. In 2015, we made the decision to no longer develop new coal projects. As proof of our transformation and our leadership in environmental and societal responsibility, we also set the objective to reduce1 the ratio of CO2 emissions of 20% by 2020.
As a reminder, ENGIE was also recognized in September 2016 by the rating agency RobecoSAM in the DJSI Index as one of the most successful companies in the world regarding sustainability.
1 Reduction in ratio of CO2 emissions to energy generation (electricity and heat) compared with 2012.
ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of resources. The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of € 69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (ENGI) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).