Less than 20% of Euro STOXX 50 demonstrate robust plans to meet net zero

Jannie Delucca

  • Robust EU coverage is driving local weather reporting efficiency but COP26 pivotal for setting out method to accelerate meaningful emissions reductions
  • Virtually all Euro STOXX fifty businesses offer minimal-carbon goods and providers when more than fifty percent have set science-centered targets which involve Scope 3 emissions
  • Schneider Electrical, Kering and SAP SE named as prime sustainability reporting performers

London, British isles, Oct twenty five, 2021

EcoAct, an Atos firm, has right now produced The Local weather Reporting Efficiency of the Euro STOXX fifty, FTSE a hundred and DOW thirty. The report reveals that when the index performs persistently throughout a amount of sustainability measures, the have to have to set extensive-expression emissions reductions targets remains with less than twenty% of businesses exhibiting sturdy plans to get to net zero. If Europe is to supply upon its In good shape for 55 ambitions – a 55% emissions reduction by 2030 – the international commitments and coordinated steps taken as final result of COP26 will be pivotal in offering a framework to businesses to attain extensive-expression emissions reductions aligned to one.5°C.

The report, which incorporates a chief board rating the prime twenty businesses for environmental sustainability disclosure, identified that fifty eight% of the Euro STOXX fifty have science-centered targets in put that are aligned with one.5⁰C or properly down below 2⁰C. This compares favourably to the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred where by only 57% and 45% of businesses have science-centered targets (SBTs) aligned to the identical amount of ambition. The report also identified that 78% of the index realized Scope one & two emissions reductions to the identical normal, a bit ahead of its friends in the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred (which realized 70% and 72% respectively). Nonetheless, the report also cautions this year’s emissions reductions are likely to be artificially superior thanks to the impression of COVID-19.

Commenting on the findings, Stuart Lemmon, Controlling Director, Northern Europe, EcoAct said:Our to start with report of the local weather reporting efficiency of the Euro STOXX fifty tells a compelling tale of regular achievement throughout the index. Europe positive aspects from a strong legislative landscape and bold targets which have no doubt spurred businesses to be remarkably engaged and transparent on local weather troubles.

“However, to attain net zero by 2050, businesses have to have sturdy, extensive-expression plans. Our evaluation shows the hugely good positive aspects that frameworks these types of as the SBTi can have on accelerating local weather change action in this regard. As these types of, COP26 has a vital role to play in producing an natural environment – via driving bold legislation, frameworks, very best apply and expectations – that will aid businesses to system and attain regular decarbonisation to get to Europe’s net zero focus on.”

In comparison to the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred, the report identified that many extra European businesses have fully commited to tackling their offer chain emissions, with 48% of the index possessing set SBTs for Scope 3. In a natural way, the report also identified that extra Euro STOXX fifty businesses realized Scope 3 emissions reductions in line with a one.5°C state of affairs (34% compared to seventeen% for each the DOW thirty and FTSE a hundred).

Not like findings for the FTSE a hundred and DOW thirty, no single sector outperformed one more. As a substitute, the index executed persistently earlier mentioned its friends throughout all evaluation locations from ambition, measurement and reporting to method, action and achievement. In full, 10 businesses from the Euro STOXX fifty realized a put on the worldwide prime twenty chief board which includes Schneider Electrical, Kering, SAP SE, Philips and L’Oréal.

Globally, prime performers throughout all indices (Euro STOXX fifty, FTSE a hundred and DOW thirty) this 12 months ended up Microsoft, Apple, Landsec, Vodafone and Schneider Electrical. sixty five% of businesses throughout all indices have now set an SBT, a 26% raise on 2020 (with the addition of Euro STOXX in 2021). In addition, many extra of these SBTs are in line with a properly down below 2⁰C or one.5⁰C state of affairs – from twenty% previous 12 months to fifty one% this 12 months.

Up to practically 80% throughout all indices with many business sectors which includes insurance policies, oil and gasoline and purchaser motor vehicles and elements demonstrated alignment with the Taskforce on Local weather-related Fiscal Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations – the greatest 12 months-on-12 months raise considering the fact that they ended up launched. Produced by The Fiscal Steadiness Board, the TCFD recommendations provide a clear case in point of how governments globally can arrive jointly to create a framework that achieves a typical local weather objective.

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Notes to editors
This 12 months, the scoring methodology has been revised to involve not only local weather reporting efficiency (with a target on thoroughness and transparency) but also measurable local weather action and achievement. Corporations are now scored in response to 28 inquiries for a full of sixty one points covering 4 matter locations:

  • Emissions measurement & Reporting
  • Ambition & Emission reduction targets
  • Approach, Governance & Motion system
  • Achievements

The most new disclosures are scored using once-a-year built-in and corporate sustainability stories, and any further back links from firm sites, which includes sustainability micro-internet sites and weblogs. This 12 months, statements built by businesses as component of their 2020 response to the CDP questionnaires have also been considered to fill in any gaps, in particular all around carbon footprint evaluation and reduction achievements.

Other vital international findings:

Web-zero ambitions compared to reductions
There has been an more than 40% enhancement in the amount of businesses fully commited to net zero from previous 12 months with 66% of businesses in the FTSE a hundred, sixty four% in the Euro STOXX fifty and sixty three% in the DOW thirty committing to net zero. For the DOW thirty, this doubles the charge of determination in comparison to previous 12 months. Nonetheless, throughout all indices only 19% of businesses disclose a extensive-expression emissions reduction focus on and only two% of businesses disclose targets for sequestration of residual emissions.

74% of businesses claimed a reduction in their Scope one & two emissions that is in line with restricting international heating to one.5°C – a final result the report notes is likely to be artificially superior thanks to COVID-19. It was also mentioned nonetheless that only 22% of businesses decreased their Scope 3 emissions in line with the identical pathway. The change in international emissions from this 12 months to the upcoming could be a defining minute for targets to be met, all substantial businesses will have to have to be proactive in reaching sustained emissions reductions and decarbonising their company styles.

Not plenty of is being finished to tackle benefit chain emissions. Across all indices, sixty five% of businesses have set a Scope one & two SBT when only 39% of businesses have set a single for their Scope 3 emissions. Of the 178 businesses scored this 12 months, only AstraZeneca, Vodafone, Apple, and SAP SE have successfully set one.5⁰C aligned Scope one, two and 3 SBTi validated SBTs.

Offsetting
The proportion of businesses offsetting their residual carbon emissions has increased from twenty five% to 36% total. Organisations must decrease emissions in alignment to a one.5°C state of affairs, but they also must choose accountability for unavoidable residual emissions. Offsetting is an essential mechanism to make certain that organisations are having urgent action on any emissions they are however functioning to decrease.

About EcoAct

EcoAct, an Atos firm considering the fact that Oct 2020, is an worldwide sustainability consultancy and undertaking developer that supports businesses and organisations by offering the most economical and holistic answers to properly fulfill the problems of local weather change. Launched in France in 2006 by Thierry Fornas and Gérald Maradan, EcoAct has offices in 7 nations and 3 continents all around the globe: Paris, Lyon, Barcelona, London, New York, Montreal, Munich and Embu in Kenya.

With a staff of extra than 160 gurus in decarbonisation method, EcoAct permits supervisors and their groups to rework their company product and decrease their carbon emissions when driving business efficiency. EcoAct’s core purpose is to advise and lead sustainable procedures that create benefit and reward its clients as properly as the local weather, and the natural environment. EcoAct is a CDP Gold Lover, a founding member of ICROA, a strategic associate in the implementation of the Gold Typical for the World-wide Goals and stories to the UN World-wide Compact.

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