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Report Shows Fewer Companies Setting GHG Reduction Targets

1:55 PM MDT | September 27, 2010 | Vincent Valk

The number of chemicals and related firms reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets declined from 2008 to 2009, according to data released last week by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP; London). Just 57% of the sector’s respondents to CDP’s annual questionnaire reported a GHG emission reduction target for 2009, down from 75% in 2008. CDP ranks chemicals as part of the “materials sector” along with mining and metals and construction companies. The percentage of companies reporting emission reduction targets for 2009 was the same across...


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