'I am challenging top companies to measure and report comprehensively on one of their key environmental impacts - their emissions of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide,' he said. 'I am challenging you to set yourselves demanding targets for cost-effective, profitable improvements in performance and efficiency.'
The Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions has published a guide, 'Environmental Reporting: getting started', to help businesses wanting to carry out a green audit and has sent it to 100 major companies which do not disclose their green performance. This has a heavy transport bias, urging employers to investigate how staff travel to work and how goods are distributed. For a copy of the guide call 0171 890 6568.