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Mandatory carbon reporting – the key facts

Nick Clegg announced at last week’s UN Conference in Rio de Janeiro that from April 2013 it will be compulsory for all companies listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) to report their emissions data in their annual report. This makes the UK the first country in the world to bring in such mandatory emissions reporting.

The introduction of mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting for businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 100 will force around 1,800 firms listed on Britain’s main stock market to report their emissions in corporate earnings reports, starting next April.

WSP Environment and Energy has produced a paper summarising the key facts, implications and actions for those companies listed on the LSE, whic can be download that here (PDF) but the environmental and sustainable consultancy’s overarching advice is to start to prepare now in order to get the systems in place and establish a baseline year.

You can also access WSP’s response to DECCs consultation on the simplification of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, here.

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