CDP 2013: are FTSE 350 companies prepared for the impacts of climate change?

The 2013 Carbon Disclosure Project report looks at whether UK companies are prepared for climate change and, in particular, the risks and opportunities from abroad. It builds on the conclusions from the report International Threats and Opportunities of Climate Change for the UK, prepared by PwC for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) earlier this year.

The CDP report shows that the majority of companies in the FTSE 350 sample have operations and emissions which originated abroad. It also shows that companies have a limited understanding of their value chain. In order for companies to be fully prepared for the international impacts of climate change, this report suggests a five point plan that UK companies can implement:

  • Engage executive team 
  • Engage with your value chain 
  • Identify and assess risks 
  • Evaluate options for managing risks and capitalising on opportunities 
  • Implement decisions, monitor effectiveness and plan for the future 

PwC has served as global advisor to CDP and report writer of its three flagship reports - the Global 500, S&P 500, and FTSE 350 reports, since 2008. All of these reports can be found on our CDP webpage. As well as sector specific reports for all ten sectors.

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To see how FTSE 100 companies perform against FTSE 250 companies, have a look at our infographic.