SOURCE: Pearson plc
(3BL Media) September 21, 2012 - Pearson plc has come top in the 2012 Corporate Renewable Energy Index (CREX) produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. We were one of 35 global companies to achieve a maximum score of 100 percent and Pearson was also named as a top-ranked global company in the customer services sector alongside US companies Kohl's and Whole Foods Market.
Bloomberg approached 1,775 global companies to participate in the Corporate Renewable Energy Index of which nearly 400 had sufficient information available to be included in the rankings.
'Pearson achieved its commitment to become climate neutral in 2009 and we have maintained that ever since,' said Peter Hughes, Head of corporate responsibility. 'Investment in renewable energy is a cornerstone of that commitment as increasingly our customers and employees expect us to change our energy mix and reward us for our leading programmes to invest and encourage wind and solar energy generation.'
Pearson is one of only three UK-headquartered companies to achieve a maximum score of 100 percent. Read the full report at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
About the CREX
The Corporate Renewable Energy Index (CREX) is an index that ranks companies according to their voluntary renewable energy procurement. Produced by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the aim behind the CREX is to clearly identify the level of renewable energy used by corporations around the world and provide much-needed transparency to companies, investors , policy makers, NGOs and last but not least consumers. In 2012, the CREX includes 389 companies from 26 countries.
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Our major businesses are: Pearson, the world's biggest education business, providing print and digital learning materials and services used by more than 100 million students of all ages every year; The Financial Times Group, which has an international network of business and financial newspapers and online services that are read by millions of business executives and investors every day; and Penguin Group, which is one of the pre-eminent names in consumer publishing, with an unrivalled range of fiction and nonfiction, bestsellers, and classic titles. Through our books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. See www.pearson.com