Severn Trent: getting to grips with carbon

Severn Trent has set out an unusually detailed assessment of greenhouse gas emissions from its waste and water businesses, including a prediction of how they are likely to change over time. The company has found that its emissions are set to rise by more than 25% over the next 20 years - ironically, as a result of environmental policies such as the drive to increase recycling rates. The report highlights important questions over corporate greenhouse gas reporting, ownership of CO2 emissions and the potential for double counting.

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