FPL Group lauded for quality of climate change disclosure
FPL Group (NYSE: FPL) has been named to the 2008 “Climate Disclosure Leadership Index” by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a not-for-profit organization that reports on the business risks and opportunities of climate change on behalf of 385 institutional investors with $57 trillion in assets under management.
Compiled by PricewaterhouseCoopers on behalf of CDP, the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index highlights companies within the FTSE Global 500 Index that excel at corporate governance in the area of climate change disclosure. Index members are distinguished by the disclosure of their awareness of the risks and opportunities of climate change, as well as the quality and effectiveness of programs put in place to reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.
“FPL Group has one of the lowest emissions profiles of any electric power company in the United States, and we are the country’s No. 1 producer of renewable energy from both wind and solar power. We’re extremely pleased to be included on this year’s Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index,” said FPL Group Chief Financial Officer Armando Pimentel.
Paul Dickinson, chief executive of the Carbon Disclosure Project, said: “Good corporate governance in respect of climate change disclosure will inevitably reap its rewards. As carbon regulation increases, those companies that have implemented climate change related strategies are clearly going to be in a far better position to meet the challenge of higher carbon prices than companies that have procrastinated. Good disclosure practices are synonymous with good management.”
The Global 500 Report, including names of companies featured in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index, can be found at www.cdproject.net.
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