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MP calls for better green reporting

UK environment minister Michael Meacher MP has named and shamed six companies who have failed to make a commitment to report substantively on their environmental impacts.

At the tenth ACCA UK Environmental Reporting Awards, media group United News and Media, Colt Telecom, Imperial Tobacco Group, software company Sage and Reuters were labelled as not being able to provide sufficient guarantees they would improve their green reporting by the end of 2001.

Twenty-two out of 30 UK businesses challenged to publish annual environment reports responded positively to Meacher’s call.

He went on to target those who had not yet made a firm commitment.

He warned: ‘If we do not get an adequate and prompt response to our demand for proper environmental reporting…I am inclined to include a requirement for companies to report their environmental impacts in an early Environmental Bill in the next parliamentary session.’

Held at the British Library in London last week, the overall winners were Shell International and Co-operative Bank plc, while London-based printers Bovince and waste management consultants Wastebusters, were awarded best small business environmental report.

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