Only two accountancy firms have made it into a list of the Top 50 Best green
PricewaterhouseCoopers was ranked at 15th in The Sunday Times‘ list,
with Deloitte at 42nd.
PwC has reduced its carbon emissions 45% through various changes including
sourcing 90% of its energy from renewables, and cutting its air miles by 1.1m
Deloitte has reduced its carbon footprint by one fifth in 18 months and
increased its recycling by 40%.
KPMG has pledged to cut its carbon emissions by a quarter by 2010, but were
not on the list.
Coffin makers J C Atkinson and Son topped the list. It uses the remaining
waste from coffin production to power a generator supplying most of the energy
requirements of the company.
Bank HBOS came 6th, just behind construction companies Carillion, 2nd and
Skanska UK, 5th. Ethical bank Co-op came 3rd, the only other big company to make
the top 10.
Other big companies that made the list included Total E&P UK, the biggest
North Sea oil and gas producers were ranked 11th, Logica 16th and Aggregate
The ranking measured what a company or oganisation does to reduce its carbon
footprint as opposed to the quantity of their emissions.
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