HC Deb 12 April 2002 vol 383 c648W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 28 January,Official Report, columns 92–3W, which FTSE companies reported upon their environmental impacts; which mentioned environmental issues; and which did not submit an environmental response to the Government. [46263]

Mr. Meacher

Since my answer of 28 January we have been reviewing the response to the Prime Minister's challenge to FTSE350 companies to report on their environmental performance.

Not all companies have yet published their reports for 2001, but at present we estimate 76 of the top 350 companies have produced a stand alone environmental report, including quantified environmental performance data, or otherwise published this information.

A further 88 have also taken at least one step towards meeting the Prime Minister's challenge such as publishing an environmental policy or environmental performance targets. We are writing to FTSE350 companies to check our estimates and will make the final tally public as soon as possible.

A list of FTSE 350 companies with our latest estimates of their respective reporting performance has been made available in the Library of the House.

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