Report ranks United Utilities in top 20 UK firms on sustainability reporting

An independent climate change report has ranked United Utilities in the top 20 UK companies on sustainability performance reporting. The researchers behind the report found that 85% of FTSE 100 companies do not have sufficient carbon reduction strategies.

Commenting on the report finding, its author, international consulting group EcoAct, warned that UK businesses “are not going far enough in implementing critical steps to limit carbon emissions.”

The researchers fund that only 8% of FTSE 100 companies have attained carbon neutrality, with only a further 10% making the commitment to do so.

National Grid, Centrica, SSE and United Utilities ranked 8th, 9th, 12th and 17th respectively. Unilever claimed the number 1 position in both the UK report and when considering overall rankings across the CAC 40, IBEX 35 and the DOW 30.