ING recognized as world leader for corporate action on climate change

15 October 2014 ... min read Listen

For our actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change, we have been awarded with a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. We scored 97A, making us one of the 187 companies (out of nearly 2000 listed companies) that has been awarded an A grade for its climate performance.

CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014

CDP is an independent not-for-profit organisation that works with investors to collect information from companies on their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change and water risk and opportunity.

Leon Wijnands, Global head of sustainability ING: ‘Our score and inclusion on CDP’s A List highlights the efforts made to improve our environmental performance. We are proud of this recognition and it encourages us to continue to further integrate sustainability in our core activities’.

Leon Wijnands,<br />Global head of<br />sustainability ING

Leon Wijnands,
Global head of
sustainability ING

We are proud of this recognition and it encourages us to continue to further integrate sustainability in our core activities

According to CDP, climate performance leaders of The A List index are investing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and collectively have reduced their total (absolute) emissions by 33 million metric tons in 2013, whilst also achieving impressive financial results. In this way, the leaders illustrate that a low carbon future can also be a profitable future.

Paul Simpson, chief executive officer of CDP, comments: “Global greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise and we face steep financial risk if we do not mitigate them. The business case for action to mitigate climate change has never been stronger or more urgent. For this reason we congratulate those businesses that have achieved a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index. These companies are responding to market demand for environmental accountability and at the same time are making progress towards the realization of sustainable economies.”

You can download the full report here (PDF, 3,677 KB)

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