BAM recognized again as leader for corporate action on climate change

25 October 2016 15:44 - Royal BAM Group nv
(From left:) Thomas Ruaudel, senior manager Sustainability Lead France, Accenture, Tom Blankendaal, project manager CSR, BAM, Nitesh Magdani, Group director of Sustainability, BAM and Ségolène Royal, French Minister of the Environment, Energy and the Sea at the CDP award ceremony.

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 25 October 2016 – Royal BAM Group has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies. 

On the list appear 193 ‘A Listers’, which has been produced at the request of 827 investors with assets of US$100 trillion. Thousands of companies submit annual climate disclosures to CDP for independent assessment against its scoring methodology. Royal BAM Group is among nine percent of corporations participating in CDP’s climate change program to be awarded a position on the Climate A List, in recognition of its actions to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change in the past reporting year.

Rob van Wingerden, CEO of Royal BAM Group: ‘BAM delivers sustainable and innovative building solutions. And we continuously strive for further improvements together with our clients and supply chain partners. Our inclusion in CDP’s climate A list is a recognition of our efforts to reduce emissions and to achieve a net positive impact. Current and future technological, especially digital, developments make us even more enthusiastic to continue our successes.’

The Climate A List is released in CDP’s ‘Out of the starting blocks: Tracking progress on corporate climate action’ report today. The report, which establishes the baseline for corporate climate action, reveals that global corporations have started the transition to a low-carbon economy and some are already capitalizing on the opportunities this affords. Companies’ progress on reducing emissions in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement will be tracked against this baseline in future annual reports.

The Climate A List, along with the climate scores of all companies publicly taking part in CDP’s climate change program this year, is available on CDP’s website.

About CDP

CDP is an international, not-for-profit organization providing a global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage and share vital environmental information. CDP works with market forces, including 827 institutional investors with assets of US$100 trillion, to motivate companies to disclose their impacts on the environment and natural resources and take action to reduce them. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of primary climate-change, water and forest risk commodities information and puts these insights at the heart of strategic business, investment and policy decisions. Please visit www.cdp.net or follow @CDP to find out more.

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