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The business response to climate change

eficiencia energética de los edificiosThe global average temperature has increased by one degree Celsius and there is a risk that it will increase to 1.5 between 2030 and 2052 if the current rate of greenhouse gas emissions continues, thus failing to comply with the Paris Agreement. The industry, the buildings, the companies … etc are the ones that produce the most harmful emissions, therefore, a business response to climate change is necessary.

Positive Spanish balance

In Spain, the business response to climate change is relatively positive, they value in CDP. In 2017, ten Spanish companies obtained the highest score in the Climate A list that the entity draws up for its efforts against climate change, more than in France and Germany. 92% of the companies that report to the CDP have emission reduction goals. These science-based goals have been set so as not to exceed the limit of the two grades.

Current status of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Trends. Sustainable mobility, diversity management or cybersecurity are issues that are relevant, according to the biennial study “Corporate Responsibility Report of the Large Company in Spain”, published this year and prepared by the Club for Excellence in Sustainability, with the support from the Ministry of Labor, Migration and Social Security, and the participation of 112 companies, 24 of them from the Ibex.

Management. 98% of companies have CSR policies, the study includes, linked to employees, the environment and social issues.

Environment. 76% of companies have a strategy to reduce and offset greenhouse gas emissions and fight against climate change. Requirements that are also transferred to suppliers.

Sustainable development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also gain ground and are integrated into the CSR strategies of the leading companies.

Social dimension. 99% of the companies consulted carry out social action. 79% do so guide by a strategic plan and almost half measure the objectives with a specific methodology.

What do we do in Bettergy?

From Bettergy, we make available to companies, our intelligent web platform for the efficient management of energy, EnergySequence, which offers large facilities and SMEs in the industrial and tertiary sector the opportunity to improve their costs and reduce their environmental impact.

Source: Cinco Días

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