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Materials Sector CO2 Disclosure Better Than Average

3:28 PM MDT | September 21, 2010 | Vincent Valk

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions disclosure practices and performance in the materials sector, including chemicals, are generally better than the average of Global 500 and S&P 500 companies, according to 2009 data released this week by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP; London). The materials sector, as defined by CDP, is comprised mostly of mining, metals and chemicals companies. CDP sends questionnaires to leading companies in variety of sectors, and the response rate for materials firms was 76% globally. This is somewhat higher than the response rates for...

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