According to our study on sustainable logistics (Delivering Tomorrow: Towards Sustainable Logistics, 2010), many of our business customers have already introduced specific goals for the reduction of CO2 emissions. One in two end consumers view climate change as the most pressing problem facing the world.
Studies conducted by major accounting firms underscore the growing significance of climate protection as a competitive factor: In a KPMG survey (Corporate Sustainability: A Progress Report, 2011) of 378 companies in various regions and sectors, almost two-thirds said they had a sustainability strategy. A study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) shows a direct link between environmental protection efforts and business success.
The “Carbon Disclosure Project” surveyed the 500 largest companies by market capitalization in the FTSE Global Equity index (CDP Global 500 Report 2011: Accelerating Low Carbon Growth, 2011). The survey found that the total profits of companies who lead the field in carbon reporting and emissions reduction were almost double the average in the period 2005 to 2011.