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] DEPARTMENT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS News Release ref 260/05 24 June 2005 IMPROVING THE ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE OF UK COMPANIES: VIEWS SOUGHT ON ENVIRONMENTAL REPORTING GUIDELINES
New indicators which will help UK businesses to manage and report their impacts on the environment have been published today for consultation by Environment Minister Elliot Morley.
Defra has produced this new generation of guidelines which aim to help businesses address their most significant environmental impacts and report on these in a way that meets the needs of their shareholders and other stakeholders, said Elliot Morley.
The new indicators cover areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and water abstraction. 80% of UK business has 5 or less significant Key Performance Indicators against which the Guidelines recommend they should report their performance.
Elliot Morley stressed how businesses could no longer afford not to report on the …